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1. Report of the Agenda Task Force

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official7535
Date
1974 December 1 - 6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1974 December 1 - 6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Valentine
Seconder
Bishop Gartrell
Prologue
Bishop Valentine noted that, in preparing the Agenda, the Task Force had given careful consideration to correspondence, items to be brought forward from previous meetings of the House as indicated in past Minutes, and all other concerns which require the attention of the Bishops, of which the Task Force was aware. Bishop Valentine expressed particular appreciation to Archdeacon Light for his assistance in dealing with correspondence and contacting resource people. He noted that the evening sessions were structured to allow for a change of pace and opportunity for involvement on a different level. It was noted that there was one hour allowed for meetings of the Provincial Houses, and recommended that any Houses which require longer periods should make independent arrangements for meetings at some time other than during the meetings of the House of Bishops.
Text
"That the Agenda, as presented, be the Agenda for this meeting." CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Agenda
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
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Bishops to focus more on mission

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39743
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 November
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 November
Volume
142
Issue
9
Page
1, 10
Notes
"After three years spent in intense debate over a resolution to allow the marriage of same-sex couples, the House of Bishops intends to shift its focus to 'evangelism and discipleship and mission' in the next triennium, says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, following the house's September 22-27 [2016] meeting in Winnipeg" (p. 1). "Bishop Mary Irwin-Gibson of the diocese of Montreal, agreed, saying in an interview that the same-sex marriage debate had taken up 'way too much airtime' in recent years. She said she hopes the house can 'get on with the mission of the church' by making it 'more vital and adept' at creating disciples'" (p. 1, 10). The September 2016 meeting was the first since General Synod and While each bishop was given the opportunity to speak their mind, Hiltz said there was a general consensus that the matter now rests with the individual dioceses and provinces to continue the discussion in advance of 2019, when the motion will be sent for second and final consideration" (p. 10). "Another theme of the meeting, according to bishops contacted by the 'Anglican Journal', was the desire to create a more functional house over the next triennium" (p. 10). Bishop Larry Robertson, diocese of the Yukon, "who has been a vocal critic of the legislative system as a way of making decisions about same-sex marriage -- echoed these concerns, but cautioned that because the legislative process has begun, it must be carried through to completion" (p. 10).
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Meetings - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Discipling (Christianity) - Anglican Church of Canada
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Irwin-Gibson, Mary (Mary Catherine), 1955-
Robertson, Larry (Larry David), 1954-
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Bishops to focus more on mission

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39754
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 November
Author
Forget, André
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2016 November
Volume
142
Issue
9
Page
1, 10
Notes
"After three years spent in intense debate over a resolution to allow the marriage of same-sex couples, the House of Bishops intends to shift its focus to 'evangelism and discipleship and mission' in the next triennium, says Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, following the house's September 22-27 [2016] meeting in Winnipeg" (p. 1). "Bishop Mary Irwin-Gibson of the diocese of Montreal, agreed, saying in an interview that the same-sex marriage debate had taken up 'way too much airtime' in recent years. She said she hopes the house can 'get on with the mission of the church' by making it 'more vital and adept' at creating disciples'" (p. 1, 10). The September 2016 meeting was the first since General Synod and While each bishop was given the opportunity to speak their mind, Hiltz said there was a general consensus that the matter now rests with the individual dioceses and provinces to continue the discussion in advance of 2019, when the motion will be sent for second and final consideration" (p. 10). "Another theme of the meeting, according to bishops contacted by the 'Anglican Journal', was the desire to create a more functional house over the next triennium" (p. 10). Bishop Larry Robertson, diocese of the Yukon, "who has been a vocal critic of the legislative system as a way of making decisions about same-sex marriage -- echoed these concerns, but cautioned that because the legislative process has begun, it must be carried through to completion" (p. 10).
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Meetings - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Discipling (Christianity) - Anglican Church of Canada
Hiltz, Fred (Frederick James), 1953-
Irwin-Gibson, Mary (Mary Catherine), 1955-
Robertson, Larry (Larry David), 1954-
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The Diocese of New Westminster

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Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-09
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-09
Mover
Bishop Lawrence
Seconder
Bishop Matthews
Prologue
When the House of Bishops returned in the evening to a plenary session, the writing group made up of Bishops Ferris, Howe and Johnson presented their amendment to the fourth point of Archbishop Hutchison's and Archbishop Finlay's motion.
Moved by: Bishop Howe
Seconded by: Bishop Ferris
"4. That the Task Force of the House of Bishops select a negotiator, as soon as possible, to work with the Bishop of New Westminster and the dissenting parishes to secure the appointment of an interim Episcopal Visitor within the model of the ministry of Area Bishops in other parts of the Anglican Church of Canada."
There was some discussion about the writing group's proposal. Bishop Lawrence observed that it was clear that the bishops were at an impasse.
Text
"That the House of Bishops table the motion (by Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Finlay) and the writing group's proposed amendment to it until 9 a.m. the next morning." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-09
Notes
The next morning Archbishop Peers told the bishops, Bishop Buckle had indicated that he was unable to fulfill section one in the motion by Archbishops Hutchison and Finlay. In that section of the motion the House of Bishops requested that he refrain from exercising Episcopal ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster.
Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Finlay withdrew their motion. The House of Bishops consented to have it removed.
Bishop Ingham and Archbishop Crawley indicated that had the motion passed they would have complied with its second and third points (to stay disciplinary proceedings). Bishop Buckle said that the relationship between the dissenting parishes and the Bishop of New Westminster had broken down to a point of no reconciliation. He reported also, that the parishes had lost confidence in the House of Bishops and had made an appeal to the Archbishop of Canterbury requesting that Bishop Buckle be appointed to give them pastoral care.
Archbishop Crawley commented that if the Archbishop of Canterbury were to say "no" to the parishes, it might encourage them to reconsider. He asked if there was some way of keeping the motion over. Archbishop Peers responded that he thought the best way to do it would be for the House to move a similar motion at the next meeting. The discussion continued and there were several expressions of concern about having the motion withdrawn. Archbishop Hutchison said he withdrew only under the understanding that a motion incapable of performance should be withdrawn. However, he said he thought it was a statement that was worthy. Some discussion continued.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
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Date
1971 January 22 - 23
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1971 January 22 - 23
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Georgian Bay
Seconder
Bishop of Niagara
Prologue
Because of the possibility of the Press being present at meetings of the House, a further resolution was put:
Text
That the Agenda Committee, in planning for future meetings, be requested to arrange the Agenda so that appropriate subjects be dealt with in sittings that are open to the Press, and that subjects that would be better discussed in confidence be assigned to "in camera" sittings. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Agenda Committee
In camera meetings
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General Synod Organization (Group B) Rupert's Land

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Date
1971 January 22 - 23
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1971 January 22 - 23
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Calgary
Seconder
Suffragan Bishop of Nova Scotia
Text
That we recommend to the Upper House:-
1) That we continue to meet as a House of Bishops at times other than the meeting of General Synod -- and that the necessary financing be arranged in connection with the General Treasurer and N.E.C..
2) That we always meet immediately before the General Synod convenes with sufficient time to (a) select those questions on which we would ask for a vote by Orders, giving proper notice of our intent to do so to the Agenda Committee (this in the event that the unification measures are successful).
3) That we continue to meet separately during General Synod as the occasion demands -- such meetings to arranged so as not to disrupt the orderly conduct of the Synod.
4) That we accept the responsibility for public statements in or own right as the House of Bishops, and that, in order to fulfill this responsibility, we should have the assistance of resource personnel at our meetings or in correspondence. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Structure
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Meetings
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House of Bishops Meeting Expenses

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Date
1987 February 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 27-2-87
Date
1987 February 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 27-2-87
Mover
Archbishop Nutter
Seconder
Archbishop Hambidge
Text
That this House advise the Administration and Finance Committee that it would welcome negotiated standards and guidelines for chargeable travel and accommodation expenses related to meetings of the House of Bishops. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
Travel - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Travel costs
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House of Bishops - Standards for the Meetings of the National

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Date
1986 June 9-13
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-6-86
Date
1986 June 9-13
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 10-6-86
Mover
Bishop Allan
Seconder
Bishop Hannen
Text
That standards for the House of Bishops be considered at the next meeting of the House, and that these be mailed out before the meeting. CARRIED #10-6-86
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
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House of Bishops - Standards, Objectives and Agenda

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Date
1987 February 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 22-2-87
Date
1987 February 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 22-2-87
Mover
Bishop Conlin
Seconder
Bishop Goodings
Prologue
Bishop Peterson reminded the House that the Suggested Standards for the National House of Bishops were referred to the Agenda Committee by the House at its meeting in November 1986, with the request that the Agenda Committee prepare, for submission to the February 1987 meeting of the House, revised Standards.
Bishop Peterson said that the Agenda Committee did not feel competent to deal with the request and requested that it be placed on the agenda of this meeting.
Following discussion, it was
Text
That the following Standards for working together be accepted:
1. Dates of regular meetings will be agreed twelve months prior to the meeting of the House with the starting time and completing time agreed upon.
2. The time of meeting should be long enough to enable us to do our business together and also should make provision for some social time together.
3. All Bishops in active episcopal ministry should strive to be present for all of the meeting time and the meeting will have high priority with all of us.
4. The notice of meeting should be prepared and mailed out by the Secretary. Agenda building may be done by the total membership. The Agenda Committee will be responsible for the agenda in consultation with the House at the beginning of each meeting. The Secretary will circulate known items of agenda prior to the meeting.
5. Any preparatory papers and documents will be mailed ahead of time.
6. The House will determine who receives its minutes.
7. Decisions will be arrived at collegially and differences will be declared and respected within the House of Bishops.
8. Definite times will be set aside for prayer together, for the saying of the daily offices and for the celebration of the Eucharist.
9. These standards will be reviewed annually. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Meetings
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
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Implementation Team

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Date
1996 October 28 - November 1
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1996 October 28 - November 1
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Williams
Seconder
Bishop Hannen
Prologue
Ms. Amy Newell, Chair of the General Synod's Implementation Team and Ms. Suzanne Lawson, Director of Financial Development at the national office spoke to the House of Bishops to give an update of the progress of the Implementation Team.
The Implementation Team group was given a mandate by General Synod in 1992 to continue until the meeting of General Synod in 1998. Ms. Newell said they were not yet at the point of making the shift from planning the work which needs to be done, to actually doing it. She and Ms. Lawson had come to the House of Bishops to enlist its help in two areas.
1. The role of the House of Bishops
2. Its (H of B) place as a "committee" in the structure of General Synod (See appendix iv for diagram) [Appendix iv NOT INCLUDED in electronic database.]
Ms. Lawson commented on the written material which had previously been distributed. It described the work completed and the work still to be done. The House of Bishops broke into table groups to discuss and respond to questions.
I. What question or issues do these papers raise for you as a member of the House of Bishops ?
II. When you look at the structural diagram, what does it say to you ? And, what does it say to the Church ?
Back in plenary the following comments were made: - there is a distinction between the Order of Bishops and the House of Bishops
- the House of Bishops is not a governing body
- anything which indicates that the primary role of the House of Bishops is legislative, is misrepresentation
A member of the House of Bishops expressed concern that there was no episcopal representation on the Implementation Team. He said that if the work of the Implementation Team was to have an impact on bishops, then he thought it was important that they were represented on the Implementation Team.
Before the House broke into table groups to discuss questions put before them, there was some conversation about not having had enough time to read the document brought earlier by Ms. Lawson for the session on the Implementation Team.
Text
Material proposed for discussion at a meeting of the House of Bishops be in the hands of members at least two weeks before the meeting date. Material may be accepted after this time with the consent of the House. CARRIED
Notes
Ms. Newell acknowledged that it was important for the House of Bishops to contribute to the discussions. That being the case, she requested that one or more of the members of the House of Bishops, respond to the resource materials they had received in writing. She noted that submissions needed to be received by the Implementation Team in time for its next meeting on January 16, 1997 in Victoria, BC. A comment made at that time from the floor, was that before responding to the Implementation Team, the members of House of Bishops needed to be clear about who they are first, before they decided who they relate to as a body.
Ms. Newell concluded by asking for input about how the House of Bishops would like to be attached to the implementation process in the future.
Archbishop Peers thanked Ms. Newell and Ms. Lawson for their time and for sharing some of the points which arose from (the 1992-1995) diocesan consultations with the House of Bishops. Since much of the discussion centred on the relationship of the House of Bishops to the Council of General Synod, he went on to compare that relationship with the relationship between the Anglican Primates' Meeting and the Anglican Consultative Council. He said that part of the difficulty is that there is a sense that power exists.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Implementation Team
Anglican Church of Canada - Structure
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
Strategic planning - Anglican Church of Canada
Newell, Amy (Amy Louisa Loten), 1936-2018
Lawson, Suzanne
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