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39. Officers of General Synod

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official2899
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1977 May 3-6
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Hilchey
Seconder
Downey
Prologue
At the November 1976 meeting of the National Executive Council assignment was given to a Task Force to review Section 5 of the Canon on the Primacy and the role of the General Secretary and other Officers of General Synod and senior Executive Staff and their relationship to the responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer and his Secretariat.
"5.1 The Task Force recommends that the Organization Committee be asked to consider and report to the National Executive Council on the advisability of making constitutional provision for the appointment of a Chancellor for General Synod who will be a legal advisor to the Primate. We suggest that his duties include those of the Registrar, and that the office of Registrar be abolished."
Text
That this report be received and referred to the incoming Organization Committee for consideration and action, with the exception of 5.1. CARRIED
Notes
Moved by Naylor, seconded by Leadbeater,
That 5.1 be referred to the Handbook Task Force with the request that it draft the appropriate legislation for presentation to General Synod. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon III
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Officers
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Chancellor
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The Acting Primate

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Date
1970 September 24
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1970 September 24
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
The Most Rev. W.L. Wright, Archbishop of Algoma, has been Acting Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, following the resignation of the Most Rev. H.H. Clark.
As senior Archbishop in the Church, he will preside until the election of a new Primate at the Church's General Synod in Niagara Falls next January.
Archbishop Wright, 65, celebrated his 25th anniversary as a Bishop last year. He is the third generation in direct line of clergy serving in Ontario.
From the See City of Sault Ste. Marie, he has been the Metropolitan of Ontario since 1955. The area, which corresponds roughly to the Province of Ontario geographically, is made up of seven Dioceses - Toronto, Huron, Niagara, Ottawa, Ontario, Algoma and Moosonee.
Well-known abroad, Archbishop Wright has represented the Anglican Church at world conferences. His travels have taken him to India, Sweden, the Middle East and Formosa. He is one of the few Bishops in the world to have attended three Lambeth Conferences of the Anglican communion in 1948, 1958 and 1968.
A strong advocate of Church union, he is Co-Chairman of the General Commission on Church Union talks between the Anglican and United Churches and the Church of Christ (Disciples).
He was ordained a Priest in 1927 and his first appointment was as curate in St. George the Martyr in Toronto. From 1926 to 1940 he served in a number of cities in the Province, including Christ Church Cathedral in Hamilton.
Archbishop Wright went to Sault Ste. Marie in 1940 and three years later was enthroned as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese.
He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Wycliffe College, Toronto; Huron College, London; Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec; Montreal Diocesan College, Toronto's Trinity College and Laurentian University in Sudbury.
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Subjects
Wright, William Lockridge, 1904-1990
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (25th : 1971 : Niagara Falls, Ont.)
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Administration and Finance Committee - Senior Staff Appointments

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Date
1971 November 12-13
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1971 November 12-13
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Hodge
Seconder
Davis
Prologue
Moved by Smith
Seconded by Burch
That the recommendations of the Administration and Finance Committee for Senior Staff appointments be approved.
After discussion, a subsequent motion was presented.
Moved by Hodge
Seconded by Seaborn
That the recommendations be referred to the Organization Committee for further consultation with the Administration and Finance Committee. DEFEATED
The role of the Primate in taking the initiative in making appointments was discussed.
Text
That the Administration and Finance proposals re the appointment of Senior Staff, and the wider question of the Primate's role and initiative in this respect, be referred to the Organization Committee. CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Employees
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
Anglican Church of Canada. Organization Committee
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[Agenda of the 25th Session of General Synod]

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Date
1970 November 5
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1970 November 5
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Planning for the agenda of the 25th Session of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada at Niagara Falls, Ontario, from January 25th to February 2nd, 1971, has moved into its final phase under the direction of the General Secretary, the Venerable E.S. Light.
Archdeacon Light and his staff, are assisted in their work by two task forces of the Church's Organization Committee: the Program Task Force which plans the agenda; and the Arrangements Task Force which looks after the physical arrangements of General Synod. Each of these task forces has representatives from across the country, and the local members have met frequently over the past six months.
General Synod will convene at 9:30 am, Monday, January 25th, in the Sheraton-Brock Hotel, with the opening Eucharist and the opening address, to be given by the senior Metropolitan and Acting Primate, the Most Reverend W.L. Wright. That afternoon, the Lower House of the Synod (clergy and lay delegates) will reconvene in Christ Church, Niagara Falls, as an Electoral College to elect a new Primate. At the same time, the Upper House of Synod (the Bishops) will meet at the Church and nominate candidates from amongst their number to submit to the Electoral College. When a new Primate has been elected by a majority vote from both clerical and lay delegates, the delegates will return to the Sheraton-Foxhead Inn, where the meetings of General Synod will begin that evening. It is expected that there will be approximately 270 delegates in both Houses.
For the first time in the history of the Anglican Church of Canada, the meetings of the regular sessions of General Synod will be presided over by a woman. Her title is Deputy Prolocutor, and she will be acting in the place of the Prolocutor elected at the last General Synod, who has since been made a Bishop. The Prolocutor fulfills the same functions as the Speaker in the House of Commons, and is elected by the Lower House (clergy and lay delegates) at each General Synod. The Deputy Prolocutor is Miss Betty Graham, who has been prominent in the affairs of the Church in the Toronto area. Since 1966, Miss Graham has been the Director of Child Welfare, in the Province of Ontario Department of Social and Family Services.
The last General Synod met at Laurentian University in Sudbury, in 1969, from August 18-26. At that General Synod, a new Canon on the Primacy was passed releasing the Primate from particular diocesan responsibilities, and locating his office in Toronto. The election in January will be the first one under this Canon. Other work at the Sudbury General Synod concerned a report on Theological Education across the country, and a report on Manpower in the Church, from which came resolutions establishing a national office for Personnel Resources. The General Synod also accepted new guidelines for Inter-Communion.
Under the general theme of "change," the General Synod heard reports on the Changing World, the Changing Church and the Changing Ministry.
Perhaps the single, most significant action taken by the 1969 General Synod, was the acceptance of the Hendry Report which redirected the Church's attitude towards the Native Peoples of Canada. A report on the implementation of this report will be one of the most interesting features at the General Synod to be held at Niagara Falls.
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Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (25th : 1971 : Niagara Falls, Ont.)
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Graham, Betty Campbell, 1919-2004
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate - Election
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon III
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Amendments to the Constitution

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Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Ontario
Seconder
The Prolocutor
Text
President of the Synod
The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada shall be the President of the Synod, but in case of his absence from any cause, the Archbishop, senior by appointment or election, or, if no Archbishop be present, the Bishop elected as President of the Upper House, shall be and act as President of the Synod. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Rules and practice
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
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Amendments to the Declaration of Principles

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Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
The Prolocutor
Seconder
Bishop of Ontario
Text
That Section 3 of the Declaration of Principles be amended to read:
The President of General Synod shall be the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, who shall be elected and hold Office under, and have such privileges, powers, authority and duties as may be defined by the Constitution, Canons and Rules of Order of the Synod. CARRIED unanimously in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
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Amendment to Canon III - Financing the Primacy

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Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 12
Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 12
Mover
Archdeacon Jim Boyles
Seconder
Mr. James Sweeny
Text
That section 14 or Canon III - The Primacy - be amended to read as follows:
14. The financial needs of the Primacy shall be met first from the income of any capital fund designated for such purpose and, second, from the proportional gifts made by the Dioceses. CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 12
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon III
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
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Amendment to Canon III - The Primacy - Duties of the Primate

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Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 11
Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 11
Mover
Archdeacon Patricia Johnston
Seconder
Bishop Ann Tottenham
Text
That section 4 of Canon III - The Primacy - be repealed and the following substituted therefor:
4. Duties of the Primate
a) The Primate shall
i) exercise pastoral and spiritual leadership throughout The Anglican Church of Canada,
ii) function as the President of the General Synod, the Chair of the Council of the General Synod, the Chair of the meetings of Metropolitans and the Chair of the meetings of the House of Bishops,
iii) function as the Chief Executive Officer of the staff of the General Synod and shall delegate such duties of that office as the Primate deems appropriate, to the General Secretary and other executive members of the staff of the General Synod,
iv) give leadership in developing the policies and strategies of The Anglican Church of Canada,
v) oversee the implementation of the decisions of the General Synod and the Council of the General Synod,
vi) report to each meeting of the Council of the General Synod and to the General Synod,
vii) speak in the name of The Anglican Church of Canada after consultation with, or in accordance with the policies set by, the Council of the General Synod or the General Synod,
viii) be, ex officio, a member of all committees, councils, boards and commissions, standing or special, appointed under any provision of the Constitution or any Canon enacted by the General Synod, or under any resolution of the General Synod, or of the Council of the General Synod,
ix) visit every diocese of The Anglican Church of Canada,
x) represent The Anglican Church of Canada internationally and ecumenically.
b) The Primate may, after consultation with the Provincial Metropolitans and the Chapter of the Anglican Military Ordinariate and subject to the provision of financial requirements, appoint a Bishop Ordinary who shall have episcopal jurisdiction over the chaplains of The Anglican Church of Canada on duty with the Canadian Forces. CARRIED Act 11
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon III
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
Leadership - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces
Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces
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Amendment to Canon III - The Primacy - Taking up Office

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Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 12
Date
2004 May 28 - June 4
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 12
Mover
Archbishop Terence Finlay
Seconder
Mrs. Dorothy Davies-Flindall
Text
That Section 3a) of Canon #3 be amended by deleting the word "election" and inserting the word "installation". CARRIED Act 12
Notes
Rev. David Johnson rose on a point of order and questioned if the motion would take effect on prorogation. Chancellor Stevenson responded that in accordance with Section 24 of the `Constitution of the General Synod - Procedure and Practice', "all enactments of the General Synod shall come into force and operation as soon as passed".
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon III
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
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Anglican Primate Announces His Intention to Resign

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Date
1985 May 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1985 May 10
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
The Most Rev. Edward W. Scott, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has announced his intention to resign as primate on June 15, 1986.
"When I was elected, I said that I would remain in office for about 10 years," said Archbishop Scott in informing the Church's National Executive Council that he had presented a letter of resignation to Archbishop Lewis Garnsworthy of Toronto, the senior archbishop by appointment. "In fact, by June 1986, I will have been Primate for more than 15 years.
"I am making the announcement now," he added, "to enable careful planning for the June 1986 General Synod, which will have to become an electoral synod."
Archbishop Scott was elected "Primate of All Canada" on January 25, 1971, at the General Synod held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. As such he is considered the "presiding bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada" and is "charged with giving leadership in initiating and developing the policy and strategy of the Church, including the implementation of decisions of the General Synod throughout the Canadian Church." In this connection he can also speak for the Church, after consultation with either the National Executive Council or General Synod.
Primate Scott, 66, was ordained to the priesthood in 1942; his first parish was Seal Cove in Prince Rupert, B.C. He was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese of Kootenay in British Columbia in 1966 and was elected primate only 5 years later.
During his primacy, Archbishop Scott also served as Moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, and member of the Standing Committee of the Anglican Consultative Council, the worldwide communion of Anglican churches. He is respected for a deep and quiet spirituality that has expressed itself in a commitment to ecumenism and to social justice, as well as to deepening and developing the life of the church at all levels.
"The last 15 years have been exciting and demanding, yet they have been years of growth within the Anglican Church," said the primate after the announcement.
Significant developments in the church during Archbishop Scott's primacy have included the decision in 1975 to ordain women to the priesthood, the Vancouver hosting in 1983 of the Sixth Assembly of the World Council of Churches, and the launching in 1982 of the Anglicans in Mission Appeal, which raised more than $50,000,000 from Anglicans to support the mission of the Church in the north and overseas, to upgrade pensions and for diocesan development. In addition, the Primate has presided over a growing commitment in the church to support native rights' claims, and many issues of public social responsibility.
"One of the things I will be doing to prepare for my final address to General Synod - and which I expect to expand into a book after my resignation - is to reflect on the developments that have taken place during those 15 years," he said.
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Attachments: Statement by Archbishop Scott; Biographical information.
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Notes
May 9, 1985
Statement by the Most Rev. Edward W. Scott on the occasion of announcing his intention to resign.
"I am announcing today my intention to resign as Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada effective June 15, 1986. I am making the announcement now to enable careful planning for the June 1986 General Synod, which will have to become an electoral synod.
"When I was elected, I said that I would remain in office for about 10 years; in fact, by June 1986 I will have been Primate for more than 15 years.
"I had considered resigning before the 1983 General Synod, but after consultation with other people, I felt that there were a number of things that I could accomplish if I remained until the 1986 Synod. These included: carrying through to completion the Anglicans in Mission undertaking; working on the development of a continuity program to build on Anglicans in Mission and planning for the work of the church when the money collected through AIM has been used; being at the Sixth Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Vancouver in 1983 as the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and being at the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in 1984 as primate, when I would be able to present the evaluation report of the international committee on the work of the council which I had been heading up.
"The longer stay also gave me time to concentrate more attention on the Canadian scene than had been possible when I had to give a substantial proportion of my time to the work of the WCC.
"I feel now that these things will all have been accomplished and it is a logical time for me to submit my resignation.
"The last 15 years have been exciting and demanding, yet they have been years of growth within the Anglican Church. One of the things I am doing to prepare for my final address to General Synod - and which I expect to expand into a book after my resignation - is to reflect on the developments that have taken place during those 15 years. I also expect to remain continually involved in the life of the church, but with more emphasis on the local parish level; and I'm looking forward to the opportunity to give more time to ecumenical concerns in the church in Canada and elsewhere."
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Subjects
Scott, Edward W. (Edward Walter), 1919-2004
Scott, Edward W. (Edward Walter), 1919-2004 - Resignation from office
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate
Anglican Church of Canada - 20th century
Anglican Church of Canada - History
Anglicans in Mission (AIM)
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