Skip header and navigation

Refine By

   MORE

6 records – page 1 of 1.

Anglican bishops struggle with dissent

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8299
Date
2003 November 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
2003 November 3
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO, Ont. (Nov. 3, 2003)
Canadian Anglican bishops have voted to strike a task force to study what the church should do to provide spiritual care for members who dissent from church policies.
The bishops spent a good part of their four-day meeting discussing the situation in the diocese of New Westminster which has authorized the blessing of same-sex unions. A group of Anglicans in the diocese have declared that they cannot accept this and have asked another bishop to assume "Episcopal oversight" of their parishes.
Despite a prohibition by New Westminster Bishop Michael Ingham, Terry Buckle, Bishop of the Yukon, has offered the dissenting parishes this oversight. As a result, Archbishop David Crawley, Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon, has begun disciplinary proceedings against Bishop Buckle.
Following is the text of two motions adopted by the House of Bishops meeting in Mississauga, Ont., last week.
First Motion:
"That in response to the 'Statement by the Primates of the Anglican Communion' (October 16, 2003) the Primate be asked to establish a task force of the House of Bishops to draw up terms and conditions for 'adequate provision for Episcopal oversight of dissenting minorities' in the Anglican Church of Canada, to consult through the Primate 'with the Archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of the Primates', and to report to the April 2004 meeting of the House of Bishops."
Second Motion:
That this House, to enable the work of the Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities,
1. Request that the Bishop of Yukon refrain from exercising Episcopal ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster;
2. Request that the Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon stay proceedings against the Bishop of Yukon;
3. Request that the Bishop of New Westminster seek a stay of proceedings against the priests of his diocese against whom such proceedings have been initiated;
4. That a mediator be appointed by the Task Force to negotiate an interim role for the person exercising Episcopal oversight mutually acceptable to the diocesan Bishop and the dissenting parishes.
- 30 -
For more information, please contact: Michael Thompson, Principal Secretary to the Primate, 416-924-9199 ext. 277, mthompson@national.anglican.ca, OR Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, 416-924-9199 ext. 306; 416-540-3653 (Cell); scarriere@national.anglican.ca
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
Buckle, Terry (Terrence Owen), 1940-2020
Ingham, Michael (Michael Colin), 1949-
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Adequate/Alternative Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Jurisdiction - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Jurisdiction - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Communion
Less detail

The Diocese of New Westminster

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8423
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-02
Resolution 03-10-03
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-02
Resolution 03-10-03
Mover
Archbishop Finlay
Seconder
Bishop Wallace
Prologue
Moved by: Bishop Burton
Seconded by: Bishop Bruce
"That in light of the Primates' Statement of October 16, 2003, we ask all parties involved in, or seeking, extra-territorial Episcopal oversight to stand down, and that legal proceedings against the bishop and clergy involved be stayed, for an initial period of three months to allow for the ministry of adequate alternative episcopal oversight to be put in place at the initiative of the Archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of the Primates."
Archbishop Hutchison gave notice that he and Archbishop Clarke had prepared a motion, which might be helpful for the conversation. Copies of it were distributed.
Moved by: Archbishop Clarke
Seconded by: Archbishop Hutchison
"That in response to the `Statement by the Primates of the Anglican Communion' (October 16, 2003) the Primate be asked to establish a task force of the House of Bishops
- to draw up terms and conditions for `adequate provision for Episcopal oversight of dissenting minorities' in the Anglican Church of Canada,
- to consult through the Primate `with the Archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of the Primates',
- and to report to the April 2004 meeting of the House of Bishops." (Note: see p. 24, when motion was put to a vote.)
Text
That the motion be considered in a committee of the whole. CARRIED #HB-03-10-02
Notes
The discussion (about Bishop Burton's and Bishop Bruce's proposed motion) continued. Copies of a motion prepared by Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Finlay were distributed.
Moved by: Archbishop Hutchison
Seconded by: Archbishop Finlay
"That this House, to enable the work of the Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities,
1. Request that the Bishop of Yukon refrain from exercising episcopal ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster.
2. Request that the Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon stay disciplinary proceedings against the Bishop of Yukon.
3. Request that the Bishop of New Westminster seek a stay of disciplinary proceedings against the priests of his diocese
4. Commend the disaffected parishes to the ministry of Bishop William Hockin as Episcopal Visitor."
Moved by: Archbishop Crawley
Seconded by: Bishop Lawrence
"That the House of Bishops rise from the committee of the whole." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-03
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Communion
Buckle, Terry (Terrence Owen), 1940-2020
Ingham, Michael (Michael Colin), 1949-
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Adequate/Alternative Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Less detail

The Diocese of New Westminster

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8425
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-05
Resolution 03-10-06
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-05
Resolution 03-10-06
Mover
Archbishop Clarke
Seconder
Archbishop Hutchison
Prologue
The bishops voted to address the motion by Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Clarke first.
Moved by: Bishop Wallace
Seconded by: Bishop Ashdown
"That the motion be put to the House." CARRIED #HB-03-10-05
Text
"That in response to the 'Statement by the Primates of the Anglican Communion' (October 16, 2003) the Primate be asked to establish a task force of the House of Bishops
- to draw up terms and conditions for 'adequate provision for Episcopal oversight of dissenting minorities' in the Anglican Church of Canada,
- to consult through the Primate 'with the Archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of the Primates',
- and to report to the April 2004 meeting of the House of Bishops." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-06
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Adequate/Alternative Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Less detail

The Diocese of New Westminster

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8426
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-07
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-07
Mover
Archbishop Crawley
Seconder
Archbishop Hutchison
Prologue
The motion moved by Archbishop Hutchison and seconded by Archbishop Finlay about enabling the Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities was put on the floor. There was some discussion about making an amendment to part four of it.
Text
"That the House of Bishops refer the motion (by Archbishops Hutchison and Finlay) and the subject under discussion to a writing group to be named by the chair, which will report back at 7 p.m." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-07
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Adequate/Alternative Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Less detail

The Diocese of New Westminster

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8429
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-10
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-10
Mover
Archbishop Hutchison
Seconder
Archbishop Finlay
Text
"That this House, to enable the work of the Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities,
1. Request that the Bishop of Yukon refrain from exercising Episcopal ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster;
2. Request that the Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon stay proceedings against the Bishop of Yukon;
3. Request that the Bishop of New Westminster seek a stay of proceedings against the priests of his diocese against whom such proceedings have been initiated;
4. Request that a mediator be appointed by the Task Force to negotiate an interim role for the person exercising Episcopal oversight mutually acceptable to the diocesan Bishop and the dissenting parishes." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-10
Notes
Archbishop Clarke requested that copies of the original version of Archbishop Hutchison's and Archbishop Finlay's motion, as well as the version which the House had carried be appended to the minutes ([Appendix] i). He also asked that the Agenda Committee give some consideration to a different model for the House of Bishops' meetings when there was an issue of particular importance to be dealt with. He commented that often when discussing an important matter, the bishops were rushed at meetings because the item was either not given adequate time on the agenda or was scheduled too late during the meeting. Bishop Morgan responded saying that the Agenda Committee would be happy to consider Archbishop Clarke's recommendation.
Bishop Wallace requested that the full motion (moved by Archbishop Hutchison and seconded by Archbishop Finlay) be faxed to the members of the House of Bishops.
Appendix i
Archbishop Clarke requested that both versions of a motion put before the House of Bishops by Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Finlay be appended to the minutes.
Motion as it was proposed initially:
Moved by: Archbishop Hutchison
Seconded by: Archbishop Finlay
"That this House, to enable the work of the Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities,
1. Request that the Bishop of Yukon refrain from exercising episcopal ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster.
2. Request that the Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon stay disciplinary proceedings against the Bishop of Yukon.
3. Request that the Bishop of New Westminster seek a stay of disciplinary proceedings against the priests of his diocese
4. Commend the disaffected parishes to the ministry of Bishop William Hockin as Episcopal Visitor."
Motion which was put to a vote and carried:
Moved by: Archbishop Hutchison
1. Request that the Bishop of Yukon refrain from exercising Episcopal ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster;
2. Request that the Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon stay proceedings against the Bishop of Yukon;
3. Request that the Bishop of New Westminster seek a stay of proceedings against the priests of his diocese against whom such proceedings have been initiated;
4. Request that a mediator be appointed by the Task Force to negotiate an interim role for the person exercising Episcopal oversight mutually acceptable to the diocesan Bishop and the dissenting parishes." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-10
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Adequate/Alternative Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Less detail

Primate's Task Force on Alternate Episcopal Oversight

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8897
Date
2004 April 15-19
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 04-04-01
Resolution 04-04-02
Resolution 04-04-03
Resolution 04-04-04
Resolution 04-04-05
Date
2004 April 15-19
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 04-04-01
Resolution 04-04-02
Resolution 04-04-03
Resolution 04-04-04
Resolution 04-04-05
Mover
Bishop Howe
Seconder
Bishop Spence
Prologue
Archbishop Crawley briefly described the format planned for the session about alternate episcopal oversight (AEO). It included:
- Presentation of the Primate's Task Force Report on AEO
- Table group discussions
- Discussion in plenary
- Motion(s) about the report
Archbishop Crawley welcomed Bishop Morgan (retired Bishop of Saskatoon) to the meeting of the House of Bishops. Bishop Matthews reviewed the mandate of the Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight (AEO).
Members of the Task Force included: Bishop Matthews (chair), Bishop Bruce, Bishop Morgan and Bishop Young. The Rev. Dr. Michael Thompson, Principal Secretary to the Primate provided staff support to the Task Force.
Bishop Bruce reviewed the time line of events (nationally and internationally) leading up to the present (- sections 2 and 3 respectively in the report). He explained a bit about the process of consultation undertaken by the Task Force to gather input prior to writing their report.
Three models of alternative episcopal oversight were proposed in the report for the House of Bishops to consider (section 6). Bishop Matthews briefly described each of the models proposed by the Task Force. She described them as:
Model #1 (section 6.2.) -"is an 'in trust' model"
Model #2 (section 6.3) - "AEO when needed for a short period of time only"
Model #3 (section 6.4) - "not strictly an AEO model at all, but an arrangement between two bishops"
Bishop Matthews commented on section 6.6 which she said referred to ways of handling alternative episcopal oversight. She responded to a suggestion made by the Chancellor of the Diocese of New Westminster that there may be a legal impediment to the Task Force's proposals. Bishop Matthews informed the bishops that the Chancellor of General Synod and two other chancellors had had an opportunity to review the report. She said that they didn't think that there would be a legal impediment if one of the proposed models was taken up.
The bishops broke into table groups to respond to two questions.
1. Will one of the models in the Primate's Task Forces on AEO report work in your diocese ?
2. What are the concerns you have ?
The bishops reported back on their table group discussions.
Bishop Matthews gave notice of a motion. (Copies of it were distributed to the bishops.) She responded to the table groups' comments and asked the bishops to keep in mind that the consultation process had included input from laity and clergy (as well as bishops).
The bishops met the next day to continue their discussion.
Archbishop Hutchison gave notice of an amendment to the motion.
Bishop Matthews observed that it was understandable the members of the House would be most interested in model 3 (section 6.4) because it involved an informal arrangement between bishops. However she reiterated her point of the previous day, and asked that they keep in mind that the task force had received and considered input from bishops, clergy and laity. She asked that the bishops keep that in mind particularly when looking at models 1 and 2. She reminded the members of the House of Bishops that the proposed models were not legislative.
Discussion on the content of the Task Force report continued. Several bishops thanked the Task Force for their work.
Archbishop Crawley spoke to the House re taking an action (e.g. receiving a report) and how the action gets interpreted (by others). He said, "we must come up with a decision which will actually involve some 'doing'."
Motion:
Moved by: Archbishop Clarke
Seconded by: Bishop Young
"That this House of Bishops adopt the Report of the Adequate Alternative Episcopal Oversight Task Force, while hoping that alternative episcopal oversight will not be required by the Anglican Church of Canada."
Amendment:
Moved by: Archbishop Hutchison
Seconded by: Bishop Ingham
"That this House receive with thanks the report of the Task Force on the AEO commending model 3 in the report of the task Force on the AEO commending model 3 in the report to the consideration of any diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada that should find it necessary."
Bishop Harvey challenged the validity of the proposed amendment. It was put to a vote and was carried as a valid amendment by the House. Archbishop Crawley declared Archbishop Hutchison's and Bishop Ingham's motion to be a valid amendment.
Proposed amendment to the amendment:
Moved by: Bishop Stavert
Seconded by: Bishop Bedford-Jones
"That this House of Bishops receive with thanks the report of the AEO Task Force, omitting paragraph 6.4.1. and replacing it with paragraph 6.5.3. and omitting in that paragraph 6.4.1. and replacing it with paragraph 6.5.3. and omitting in that paragraph the words 'not AEO' and ending at the word 'ordination' and commending model 3 in the report to the consideration of any diocese in the Anglican church of Canada that should find it necessary."
Archbishop Hutchison and Bishop Ingham accepted thief amendment as friendly.
Moved by: Bishop Matthews
Seconded by: Bishop Johnson
"That the House of Bishops move into a committee of the whole." CARRIED Res. #HB-04-04.01
The debate about the amended amendment continued.
Moved by: Bishop Howe
Seconded by: Bishop Spence
"That the House of Bishops move out of a committee of the whole" CARRIED Res. #HB-04-04-02
The amended amendment was put before the bishops. CARRIED Res. #HB-04-04-03
Motion as amended:
"That this House of Bishops adopt the Report of the Adequate Alternative Episcopal Oversight Task Force, while hoping that alternative episcopal oversight will not be required by the Anglican Church of Canada.
That this House of Bishops receive with thanks the report of the Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight, omitting paragraph 6.4.1., and replacing it with paragraph 6.5.3. omitting in that paragraph the words 'not AEO' and ending at the word 'ordination' and commending model 3 in the report to the consideration of any diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada that should find it necessary." LOST Res. #HB-04-04-04
Text
"That the House of Bishops receive the report of the Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight with thanks, and that further discussion be deferred until a future meeting of the House of Bishops and General Synod." CARRIED Res. #HB-04-04-05
Notes
[The text of the report of the Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight is 50 pages in length and may be found on the Anglican Church of Canada website at: http://www.anglican.ca/primate/tpo/tpo00.html Text NOT included in electronic database.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Adequate/Alternative Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Anglican Church of Canada. Primate's Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Alternative Episcopal Oversight
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Episcopal Oversight for Dissenting Minorities
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
Episcopacy - Anglican Communion
Shared Episcopal Ministry
Less detail

6 records – page 1 of 1.