"A new Church Army hall has been built in the community of Kincolith in the diocese of Caledonia. Kincolith is a community of 200 homes about 60 kilometres north of Prince Rupert. The population of the fishing village is almost 100 per cent Nisga'a."
The Church Army in Canada this summer opened the Elkhorn Ministry Centre in the diocese of Brandon. The centre will be used for conferences, meetings, workshops, and seminars. Capt. Reed Fleming will direct the centre. [Text of entire article.]
"About 125 people recently took part in the grand opening of the Elkhorn Ministry Centre, the Church Army's newest centre for outreach and evangelism. Bishop Malcolm Harding of Brandon installed Capt. Reed Fleming as director of the centre and as a lay evangelist in the diocese. Capt. Fleming will oversee the Church Army's western evangelism support team at the centre". [Text of entire article.]
That this Synod ask the National Executive Council or its successor to give consideration during the next triennium to an amendment of the Declaration of Principles allowing for representation of the Church Army in Canada in the membership of Synod. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 87
"The Church Army in Canada has moved its national office to Saint John from Toronto. The move which became official on Sept. 1 , reunites the office with its Taylor College training facilities, which moved to the east coast in the late 1990s. 'The move also combines our financial administration operations, enhances communications between the college and the national ministry and reduces offices staffing requirements,' said national director Captain Bruce Smith. 'The board of directors sincerely hopes and prays this move will be appreciated as one more effort in the ongoing challenge of reducing operational expenses'." From New Brunswick Anglican. [Text of entire article.]
A report of the Consultation with representatives of the Church Army held 13th February, 1985, was distributed. Bishop Payne explained that the main purpose of the meeting was to discuss an "Episcopal Visitor" to the Church Army.
Following discussion of the proposed guidelines, it was agreed that they be accepted as follows:
GUIDELINES RE EPISCOPAL VISITOR
1. To make at least one official visit each year to Church Army Headquarters in Toronto to meet with staff and students.
2. To convey any concerns, suggestions or observations expressed by members of the House of Bishops to the Director and the Board of the Church Army.
3. To be available for consultation with the Board of Directors and/or the Director of the Church Army.
4. To consult with the Director and Training Officer in developing and reviewing the curriculum.
5. To be an ex-officio member of the Progress and Professional Development Committee.
It was suggested at the meeting that the process for the appointment of an Episcopal Visitor be for the House to nominate three Bishops and the Church Army to select one.
At the meeting it was agreed to recommend that the appointment be for two years, with the possibility of extending it by mutual agreement; and that the procedure be the nomination of three Bishops by the House, from which the Church Army would select one.
That all words following "mutual agreement" be deleted and the words "and that the appointment of the Episcopal Visitor be made by the House of Bishops from a list of names presented by the Board of the Church Army" be inserted in their place. CARRIED #5-2-85
The process of appointment will now read:
"Recommend that the appointment be for two years, with the possibility of extending it by mutual agreement; and that the appointment of the Episcopal Visitor be made by the House of Bishops from a list of names presented by the Board of the Church Army."