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The Church of England and the "Foreigner" in the Dioceses of Qu'Appelle and Saskatchewan

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Author
Powell, Trevor
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1986 April
Author
Powell, Trevor
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1986 April
Volume
28
Issue
1
Page
31-43
Notes
"Through settlement, successive Canadian governments hoped to exploit the economic potential of the prairies, but in doing so they gradually transformed prairie society. For while the British and American colonists shared similar political and cultural backgrounds, the Continental Europeans, especially those from central and eastern Europe, had a different heritage" (p. 31). "The Church of England saw as its first duty caring for members who had emigrated from the British Isles or eastern Canada, not winning new souls, among nominally Christian populations, it had never made much attempt to proselytize" (p. 32). "The leadership in both Qu'Appelle and Saskatchewan Dioceses believed that their Church was responsible for the spiritual welfare of foreign immigrants within their jurisdiction if these people were not receiving other religious supervision. In Qu'Appelle [Bishop Adelbert] Anson and [Bishop William John] Burn, being fervent Tractarians, were anxious to make contact with members of other communions; but this early initiative was peculiar to one diocese. Repeated attempts to get the Church involved at the national and provincial level failed, and it was left to the individual dioceses to meet the immigrants in whatever manner they saw fit. .... For the most part, however, the Church of England continued to ignore the spiritual plight of the 'foreigner', leaving his religious state to other denominations, or, more likely, to no religious leadership at all" (p. 41).
Subjects
Canada - Emigration and immigration - History - 20th century
Church work with immigrants - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Qu'Appelle - History
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Saskatchewan - History
Anson, Adelbert, 1840-1909
Teitlebaum, Theodore Alphonse
Ethnic groups - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Christianity and culture - Anglican Church of Canada - History
Church of England in Canada - Name
Lloyd, George Exton, 1861-1940
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Motion on Legislation re Name of the Church

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Chancellor R.V. Harris
Seconder
Chancellor V.S. McClenaghan
Text
That this General Synod of the Church of England in Canada, directs its Executive Council to take such steps as may be necessary to amend the Acts of Incorporation of General Synod and of the Missionary Society of the Church of England in Canada, and other relative legislation, affecting the Church and General Synod, as may be necessary to give effect to the change of the Name of the Church from The Church of England in Canada to the Anglican Church of Canada. (See p. 51 [i.e. 52], U-39) Message L-36
Notes
[Page 52] U.39 -- "Legislation re The Name of the Church." That the Upper House concur in Message L-36. (See pp. 46, 93)
[Page 93] Message L-36 Legislation re Change in Name of Church. .... The Upper House concurs in Message L-36 of the Lower House. (See p. 52)
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Name
Church of England in Canada - Name
Incorporation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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The Name of the Church

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Calgary
Seconder
Mr. W.L. Hammett
Text
The report of the Committee on The Name of the Church was presented by the Bishop of Calgary. Moved by the Bishop of Calgary, and seconded by Mr. W.L. Hammett, "That the report be received". Carried in both Houses.
Notes
Page 331.
XXV.
Report of the Committee on "The Name of the Church"
To the Most Reverend, the Primate, and Members of General Synod:
The present Committee on "The Name of the Church" was appointed by the Primate following the meeting of the Executive Council of 1954, wherein a resolution from the 1954 Synod of the Diocese of Toronto, reaffirming "the opinion given by the Synod of 1950 that the present name of 'The Church of England in Canada' be changed to 'The Anglican Church of Canada'", was considered in connection with a Message from the House of Bishops assembled to discuss the question of 'The Name of the Church', with recommendations." The Executive Council resolved as follows: "That a committee be appointed by the Primate to study the matter and report to the General Synod of 1955".
Membership of the committee is listed herewith, an asterisk benoting attendance of those members present at the meeting in February, 1955:
- Ex officio: *The Primate
- Chairman: *The Bishop of Calgary
- Secretary: *Rev. Canon H.R. Hunt
Ecclesiastical Province of:
Canada
- Very Rev. W.W. Davis
- Very Rev. R.L. Seaborn
- *Very Rev. G.H. Dowker
- Ven. A.F. Bate
Ontario
- The Bishop of Huron
- *The Bishop of Algoma
- *Rev. Canon A,T,F, Holmes
- *Lt. Col. M.L. Douglas
- *Mr. Bert Merson
Rupert's Land
- Ven. S.F. Tackaberry
- *Rev. F.R. Gartrell
- Mr.G.H. Linney
- *Mr. J.D. Middlemass
British Columbia
- *The Bishop of British Columbia
- Very Rev. P.R. Beattie
- Ven. D.S. Catchpole
In its study, the Committee noted that, whereas in the General Synod of 1949 the Lower House voted 157 to 62 in favour of the name, "The Anglican Church of Canada", the Upper House had voted non-concurrence by a vote of 12 to 8.
Now, in the Fall of 1954, it is the House of Bishops which has requested a fresh study of the question, "with recommendations". The Committee also observed that the decision in 1952 to retain the present name was on the division of 116 to 93.
Members of the Committee present at the meeting, in view of the recent events, especially the Minnesota Congress of 1954, are unanimous in their opinion that the mind of the Church is now moving in favour of a change in name for the Church. The present title is a limiting term and does not, especially to newcomers, adequately describe the Canadian Church.
In this connection, the opinion of the Right Reverend L.S. Hunter, Bishop of Sheffield, as expressed in a public lecture in Canada in September, 1954, may be noted: "Is it impertinent to ask whether the title, 'Church of England in Canada', is not an anachronism, and an increasing handicap ?"
Those present at the meeting, agreeing unanimously that a change in the name of the Church is desirable, also were of unanimous opinion that, despite recent objections, the most acceptable title for the Church is "The Anglican Church of Canada". It is therefore recommended to General Synod that the name of the Church be changed from "The Church of England in Canada" to "The Anglican Church of Canada", and that the necessary legal steps be taken to effect this change in name.
All of which is respectfully submitted,
George Calgary, Chairman.
H.R. Hunt, Secretary,
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Name
Church of England in Canada - Name
Incorporation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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The Name of the Church

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Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1955 August/September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Calgary
Seconder
Chancellor Harris
Text
"That Canon I (Name of the Church) Handbook p. 59, be repealed and the following be substituted: 'Canon I (Name of the Church) "The Church hitherto known as 'The Church of England in Canada' shall in future be styled 'The Anglican Church of Canada'."
Moved in amendment by the Bishop of Nova Scotia, seconded by the Bishop of Montreal, "That the name of the Church by changed to 'The Episcopal Church of Canada'.
The amendment was put to the vote of the Lower House and defeated.
The motion was put to the vote and carried -- in the Lower House (174 for; 40 against); -- in the Upper House (23 for; 4 against).
Subjects
Church of England in Canada - Name
Anglican Church of Canada - Name
Episcopal Church of Canada - Name
Church of England in Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon I
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon I
Incorporation - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Name of the Church

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Date
1952 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1952 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Archdeacon A.H. Davis
Seconder
Archbishop of Rupert's Land
Text
Presented the Report of the Committee on "Name of the Church," and moved its adoption.
In conjunction with this Report, Chancellor Harris moved, as an amendment, seconded by Dr. Flanagan, that the Constitution, Canon I - "Name of the Church" be amended by striking out the words "The Church of England in Canada" and substituting the words "The Anglican Church of Canada."
The Rev. Dr. Hurford presented the resolution of the Synod of Huron, That we request General Synod to take no action at the present time in the matter of changing the name of the Church of England in Canada.
After some discussion the vote was taken on the amendment, which was lost (106 for; 119 against). The original motion was then put to the House, and CARRIED (116 for; 93 against).
Notes
Page 388
XXXI.
Report of Committee on the Name of the Church
To the Most Reverend, the Primate, and the Members of General Synod:
Your Committee on the Name of The church, begs to report that since its appointment by last General Synod, it has held five (5) meetings, but owing to reasons of distance, it has never been possible to have a full meeting of the Committee.
A Brief, on the Name of The Church, has been prepared and circulated to every Bishop of the Church, and to all members of the Committee.
From a careful survey of the replies received, it is evident that:--
(1) No one of the names suggested by various Synods, and individuals has won anything like the general approval of the Church.
(2) One or two important Dioceses have not taken the matter up with their people.
(3) Many Dioceses report little or no interest among the rank and file of their people.
(4) The women of the Church, through their official body, the Women's Auxiliary, are opposed to any change in name.
(5) Where the matter was referred to the Synod of one large Diocese, the vote was overwhelmingly against any change in the name of the Church.
Your Committee feels that what interest there is in a change in the Name of the Church, is purely an academic interest and that there is little desire on the part of the great rank and file to take action upon purely speculative grounds, because of the many serious and practical difficulties involved.
In considering some of the reasons for a change, the Committee gave very careful consideration to the arguments advanced by those who believe the present name is keeping non Anglo-Saxons from belonging to the Church. From replies received from various parts of the Country, it was generally conceded that to change to "Anglican" is not going to achieve the desired result; many are of the opinion that our Church people must seek out and welcome into their hearts and fellowship non Anglo-Saxon people coming into our Country who are as "sheep without a shepherd". It is not a matter of Name, but one of Attitude which will widen our fellowship.
Your Committee is therefore recommending that the official title "THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN CANADA" be retained -- that no action be taken, and that this Committee be discharged.
A.H. Davis, Secretary,
Committee on the Name of the Church.
N.B. FOR ACTION TAKEN ON THIS REPORT, SEE PAGE 19.
Subjects
Church of England in Canada - Name
Church of England in Canada. General Synod. Constitution. Canon I
Anglican Church of Canada - Name
Church of England in Canada. Committee on the Name of the Church
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A rose by any other name

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Author
Baker, A. Gordon (Alfred Gordon), 1928-2012
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 June
Author
Baker, A. Gordon (Alfred Gordon), 1928-2012
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2011 June
Volume
137
Issue
6
Page
10
Notes
"The Church of England's website was relaunched in January 2011 with a new design and web address. Notable is the fact that the word 'anglican' has been dropped. The web address is now www.churchofengland.org. Before the change, the address 'www.cofe.anglican.org' was generally confusing for people in England". "So I raise the question: is it time for a name change from 'The Anglican Church of Canada' ? After all, we changed it once before, in 1955, from 'The Church of England in Canada' to 'The Anglican Church of Canada'". "Our clergy in Quebec are becoming totally bilingual so as to work comfortably within a French culture. The tag in western Canada of our being the 'English church' no longer holds true. I submit that it is time for us to give thanks for all we have received from the Church of England, and others, but have a name that more truly expresses who we are. I believe that the name 'The Episcopal Church of Canada' would do just that".
Subjects
Church of England - Name
Church of England in Canada - Name
Anglican Church of Canada - Name
Episcopal Church of Canada - Name
Anglican Communion - Terminology
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