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Date
1972 November 8-10
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1972 November 8-10
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Clennett
Seconder
Somerville
Text
Be it Resolved that:
The NEC ask the House of Bishops to issue a statement:
1. enabling the local bishop to authorize ministers of other denominations to act as his representatives in matters pastoral and sacramental;
2. allowing Anglicans according to their own conscience, to receive the sacramental ministrations of other Christian traditions.
Amendment
Moved by Burch, seconded by Goodman,
That the second sentence of the foregoing motion be amended to read: "The NEC ask the House of Bishops to consider issuing a statement:" DEFEATED
The motion was then put and CARRIED.
Subjects
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry and Christian union
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Church of Canada
Mutual recognition of ministry
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Committee on Church Relations (continued; see p.288) [The Church of South India]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official3940
Date
1962 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1962 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Rev. J. Harwood-Jones
Seconder
Rev. H. Rhodes-Cooper
Prologue
The Coadjutor Bishop of Toronto re-opened consideration of the report of the Committee and resumed the debate on the motion to amend subsection (d) of the Section "The Church in South India" by striking out the words, "subject to his willingness, while in Canada, to celebrate only in Anglican Churches," and NOTE following.
Text
That subsection (d) of the section "Church in South India" be amended to read: "(d) An invitation to celebrate the Holy Communion in a church of the Anglican Church of Canada may be extended by an incumbent, with permission of the Bishop of the Diocese, to any bishop or episcopally ordained presbyter of the Church of South India, provided he is willing, while in Canada, for the reasons contained in the note which follows, to celebrate only in Anglican Churches." The amendment was then put, and CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Church of South India
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Intercommunion - Church of South India
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Inter-Church Relations Committee - Guidelines on Local Inter-Church Co-operation

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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
Wright
Seconder
Jackson
Prologue
A report prepared by the bishops in Saskatchewan on this subject was introduced and amendments made by the Inter-Church Relations Committee indicate. These Guidelines were approved.
Text
That staff at Church House reproduce the Report and distribute it. CARRIED
Notes
GUIDELINES ON LOCAL INTER-CHURCH CO-OPERATION
Preamble: For several reasons it is likely that inter-church co-operation will be a growing concern, e.g.
(1) Such co-operation will be necessary to maintain a Christian witness in sparsely populated areas.
(2) The movement towards unity among Christians will involve us in co-operative ventures.
SOME GUIDELINES TO CLERGY AND PEOPLE WILL BE NEEDED: e.g.
(1) Before a local joint effort is initiated and effected there must be a study of the local situation leading to a preliminary agreement, not only on the part of the local people, but also on the part of the Church authorities of the co-operating groups (in the case of the Anglicans by the Bishop).
(2) A continuing relationship must be maintained with the senior governing bodies of each church through their appropriate officials (in the case of Anglicans it will be with the Bishop and the Synod of the diocese).
(3) Care should be taken that ministerial staff should be compatible, have complementary talents and should share an ecumenical outlook in church relations.
(4) Co-operating ministerial staff should have access which may or may not involve membership to the church courts of the other denomination(s), in accordance with canons and/or regulations of each.
(5) An agreement must be reached by the authorities of each denomination, and by a preponderant majority of each participating congregation, on intentions and goals.
(6) Areas of Co-operation:
a) Sharing of property, buildings and facilities.
b) Possible areas of co-ordination of the educational program.
c) Worship
d) Administration and finance.
e) Community relations.
(7) There will be a joint committee to oversee the program and to make a periodic review and assessment of the venture. An experimental period should be decided upon to test the program, after which the participating congregations should have the opportunity to continue, modify, or discontinue, the experiment.
(8) The interests of all co-operative groups must be considered, e.g. and specifically the participating parties should have an equal opportunity to hold their traditional services of worship in accordance with forms approved and recognized by the responsible authorities of each participating church.
(9) For Anglicans, the sacraments will be administered by an Anglican priest (with exceptions of necessity in the case of matrimony and baptism in an emergency, when an Anglican priest is not available). The Eucharist according to Anglican usage will be celebrated by an Anglican priest once a week in the parish, if possible, but at the least once a month. Anglican morning and evening prayer, Litany, Burial Office, may be conducted by any authorized priest, minister or layman, and baptism in emergency. Confirmation preparation for Anglicans will be given, or will be under the supervision of Anglicans. The Bishop must, in accordance with Anglican traditional practice, be the minister of Confirmation for Anglicans.
(10) When the Eucharist is celebrated in a joint congregation bona-fide communicants of participating communions may receive Holy Communion.
(11) Delegates to the Courts of each co-operating Church will be elected by members of that particular body, as well as denominational representatives to a joint local committee.
(12) It is important that the identity of all co-operating groups should be maintained in relationship with their parent bodies. Local non-denominationalism will not serve the purpose of genuine unity.
N.B. When a draft plan of union is presented for approval or rejection only identifiable members of each church will be permitted to vote. A local, non-denominational congregation would have no say in the final decisions on Reunion.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Inter-Church Relations Committee
Shared ministry - Canada
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Church of Canada
Church buildings - Interdenominational use
Intercommunion
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
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Inter-Church Relations Committee - Inter-communion and Recognition of Ministers

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Date
1972 May 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1972 May 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Stiff
Seconder
Brown
Text
(i) That NEC ask Diocesan Synods to obtain opinions from their respective Dioceses on the subjects of inter-communion and recognition of ministers prior to General Synod, and that material such as the letters received by the General Secretary from Kootenay and Trail be used in this connection. CARRIED
Subjects
Christian union - Canada
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry and Christian union
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Kootenay
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Inter-Church Relations Committee - Inter-communion and Recognition of Ministers

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official4594
Date
1972 May 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1972 May 10-12
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Somerville
Seconder
O'Driscoll
Prologue
Moved by Stiff, seconded by Brown,
(iv) The Inter-Church Relations Committee recommended the following:
"That General Synod be requested to consider at its 1973 meeting entering into sacramental inter-communion and recognition of ministers with the United Church and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)."
This recommendation resulted in considerable debate including a suggestion that reference to the United Church and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) be deleted and "Ministers of all Christian Churches be added.
Text
That General Synod be requested to consider at its 1973 meeting recognizing the efficacy of each others ministers in the administration of the sacraments and entering into sacramental inter-communion with the United Church of Canada and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). CARRIED
Subjects
Christian union - Canada
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry - United Church of Canada
Ministry - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada
Ministry and Christian union
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Intercommunion and Recognition of Ministers - Amended Memorial from the Dioceses of Kootenay and Rupert's Land

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Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 93
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 93
Mover
The Rev. A.M.C. Waterman
Seconder
Bishop R.E.F. Berry
Text
THAT General Synod instruct the National Executive Council to prepare and distribute to the dioceses study papers, statements and proposals concerning Intercommunion and the Reciprocal Recognition of Ministers as a matter of the highest priority, so that diocesan synods can present appropriate memorials at the next meeting of General Synod.
The original motion was then put and CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS. Act 93
Subjects
Christian union - Canada
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry and Christian union
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Kootenay
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Rupert's Land
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Memorials and Petitions : C. Diocese of Algoma

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Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 72
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 72
Mover
The Very Rev. F.F. Nock
Seconder
Judge E.R. Tavender
Text
THAT General Synod refer the statement from the Diocese of Algoma on the matter of 'Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion' to the Inter-Church Relations Committee.
CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS Act 72
Notes
The statement of the Diocese of Algoma is as follows:
"Since the Diocesan Synod will not meet until after General Synod 1973, the Archbishop and the Executive Committee of the Diocese of Algoma respectfully present the following statement on the matter of "Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion."
- 1. The Ministry and the Receiving of Sacraments involve theological studies primarily. It is evident that, in Canada, religious opinion has not kept time with scholarship in other parts of the world.
- 2. Some evidence exists that the failure of Draft Plan One to find general acceptance at the grass-roots, as well as among many of the leaders, is the source of the suggestion that the Anglican Church of Canada should adopt the Federalist form of cooperation which does not involve organic union. Federalism has been tried in many parts of England and the U.S.A. Methodists, Congregationalists and Presbyterians are not (generally) happy about this theory, which they originally introduced to encourage union.
- 3. No part of the Anglican Communion has officially accepted 'Recognition of ministries.' Organic Union must come first.
-- a) Catholic Anglicans would have real difficulties on conscience.
-- b) Middle-of-the-road Anglicans might require some conditions, e.g. ecumenical conversations, before accepting 'Recognition of Ministries.'
-- c) Evangelical Anglicans have always accepted the validity of any Sacrament ministered by a non-episcopally ordained Presbyter.
- 4. In view of the break-through about the Eucharist, given to us by the Roman Catholic-Anglican Commission, and the fact that their next meeting is on the Ministry, a full report of the Roman Catholic-Anglican report on the Ministry should be available to General Synod.
- 5. Intercommunion should not be confused with Full Communion. It is a step, and certainly involves reciprocal communion. Various Provinces of the Anglican Communion are now willing to admit baptised persons (non-Anglicans) in good standing in their churches to Holy Communion for various reasons and on special occasions. Confirmation should not be connected with Holy Communion but with Baptism.
- 6. Receiving Holy Communion, at a liturgy celebrated by a non-episcopally ordained Presbyter is much more difficult for some Anglicans, and their scruples have to be accepted because the Solemn Declaration and the Preface to the ordinal are certainly capable of this interpretation to say the least.
- 7. If General Synod 1973 wishes to avoid further confusion and misunderstanding, it must decide whether it wants to continue receiving draft plans until one is acceptable, as the Principles of Union document seems to indicate OR it must adopt the 'Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion' principles. We do not think the two procedures can be in operation together, as each represents a contrary principle to the other.
- 8. Summary:
-- a) Study the Roman Catholic-Anglican Report on the Ministry when produced.
-- b) Either suspend the present conversations until the theology of the 'Recognition of Ministries' is better understood, and until there is a genuine and loving desire for union;
-- c) or, make a public statement that other methods than 'draft plans' will be tried, and that the present commissions will be disbanded.
-- d) While the matters of conscience are important in draft plans, they are far more important in the more unstructured procedure of 'Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion.' Every public statement must define clearly the procedure concerning priests or lay communicants who have scruples about these matters."
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma
Christian union - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
United Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Communion - Relations - Catholic Church
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry and Christian union
Lord's Supper and Christian union
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Plan of Union
Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion
Priesthood - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Church of Canada
Shared ministry - Canada
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Memorials and Petitions: Diocese of Algoma

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official4176
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 72
Date
1973 May
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 72
Mover
The Very Rev. F.F. Nock
Seconder
Judge E.R. Tavender
Text
THAT General Synod refer the statement from the Diocese of Algoma on the matter of `Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion' to the Inter-Church Relations Committee. CARRIED IN BOTH ORDERS
Notes
The statement of the Diocese of Algoma is as follows:
"Since the Diocesan Synod will not meet until after General Synod 1973, the Archbishop and the Executive Committee of the Diocese of Algoma respectfully present the following statement on the matter of "Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion."
1. The Ministry and the Receiving of Sacraments involve theological studies primarily. It is evident that, in Canada, religious opinion has not kept time with scholarship in other parts of the world.
2. Some evidence exists that the failure of Draft Plan One to find general acceptance at the grass-roots, as well as among many of the leaders, is the source of the suggestion that the Anglican Church of Canada should adopt the Federalist form of cooperation which does not involve organic union. Federalism has been tried in many parts of England and the U.S.A. Methodists, Congregationalists and Presbyterians are not (generally) happy about this theory, which they originally introduced to encourage union.
3. No part of the Anglican Communion has officially accepted `Recognition of ministries.' Organic Union must come first.
a) Catholic Anglicans would have real difficulties on conscience.
b) Middle-of-the-road Anglicans might require some conditions, e.g. ecumenical conversations, before accepting `Recognition of Ministries.'
c) Evangelical Anglicans have always accepted the validity of any Sacrament ministered by a non-episcopally ordained Presbyter.
4. In view of the break-through about the Eucharist, given to us by the Roman Catholic-Anglican Commission, and the fact that their next meeting is on the Ministry, a full report of the Roman Catholic-Anglican report on the Ministry should be available to General Synod.
5. Intercommunion should not be confused with Full Communion. It is a step, and certainly involves reciprocal communion. Various Provinces of the Anglican Communion are now willing to admit baptised persons (non-Anglicans) in good standing in their churches to Holy Communion for various reasons and on special occasions. Confirmation should not be connected with Holy Communion but with Baptism.
6. Receiving Holy Communion, at a liturgy celebrated by a non-episcopally ordained Presbyter is much more difficult for some Anglicans, and their scruples have to be accepted because the Solemn Declaration and the Preface to the ordinal are certainly capable of this interpretation to say the least.
7. If General Synod 1973 wishes to avoid further confusion and misunderstanding, it must decide whether it wants to continue receiving draft plans until one is acceptable, as the Principles of Union document seems to indicate OR it must adopt the `Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion' principles. We do not think the two procedures can be in operation together, as each represents a contrary principle to the other.
8. Summary:
a) Study the Roman Catholic-Anglican Report on the Ministry when produced.
b) Either suspend the present conversations until the theology of the `Recognition of Ministries' is better understood, and until there is a genuine and loving desire for union;
c) or, make a public statement that other methods than `draft plans' will be tried, and that the present commissions will be disbanded.
d) While the matters of conscience are important in draft plans, they are far more important in the more unstructured procedure of `Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion.' Every public statement must define clearly the procedure concerning priests or lay communicants who have scruples about these matters."
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Algoma
Christian union - Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - United Church of Canada
United Church of Canada - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Communion - Relations - Catholic Church
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry and Christian union
Lord's Supper and Christian union
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Plan of Union
Recognition of Ministries and Intercommunion
Priesthood - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecumenical movement - Anglican Church of Canada
Shared ministry - Canada
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Memorials [Diocese of Calgary]

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Date
1959 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
[Act 21]
Resolution
Date
1959 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
[Act 21]
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Niagara
Seconder
Rev. D.A. Ford
Text
That General Synod receive the Memorials from the Diocese of Calgary (a) dealing with Church Union, and (b) dealing with relationships with the Church of South India and refers them to the Committee on Christian Unity and the Church Universal. These resolutions are as follows:
- (a) That this Synod go on record as being most seriously desirous of an immediate resumption of conversations with the United Church of Canada looking toward organic union between the two Churches and that General Synod be memorialized to this effect.
- (b) Whereas the Lambeth Conference of 1958 reported that seven Churches of the Anglican Communion have taken Synodical action defining their relationship with the Church of South India; and
- Whereas there is considerable confusion and misunderstanding in the Anglican Church of Canada regarding its relationship to the Church of South India; therefore
- Be It Resolved that we recognize the necessity for the Anglican Church of Canada similarly to define its relationship to the Church of South India, according to the following principles enunciated by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States, meeting in 1958:
- 1. We acknowledge the bishops, presbyters, and deacons episcopally consecrated or ordained in the Church of South India as true bishops, priests and deacons in the Church of God.
- 2. A bishop or episcopally ordained presbyter of the Church of South India, when temporarily within a diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada, may be invited to celebrate the Holy Communion in churches of that diocese in accordance with the Canadian Book of Common Prayer, with the permission of the Bishop, provided that he be willing, while within that diocese, to celebrate in Anglican Churches only.
- 3. An episcopally ordained deacon of the Church of South India, when temporarily within a diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada, may be invited to assist at services of Holy Communion in churches of that diocese, with permission of the Bishop.
- 4. Bishops, presbyters, and deacons of the Church of South India may be invited to preach in Canadian churches, with permission of the Bishop of the diocese.
- 5. The Bishop of a diocese may occasionally authorize the celebration of the Liturgy of the Church of South India in a church within his jurisdiction, for the congregation of that church, by a bishop or episcopally ordained presbyter of the Church of South India.
- 6. Bishops and priests of The Anglican Church of Canada who visit South India may accept the hospitality of the Church of South India for celebrating Holy Communion within it.
- 7. Communicant members of the Church of South India, when temporarily within the diocese of The Anglican Church of Canada, may receive Holy Communion in Anglican churches if they have been episcopally confirmed. Members of the Church of South India who desire to become regular communicants of The Anglican Church of Canada shall be required to conform to the regular discipline of that Church.
- 8. Members of The Anglican Church of Canada who visit the Church of South India may accept the hospitality of that church for receiving Holy Communion and other sacramental ministrations, at the hands of its bishops and episcopally ordained presbyters.
Notes
[Act 21 of 1959 General Synod. See page 84.]
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Relations - Church of South India
Church of South India - Relations - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian union - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian union - Anglican Communion
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Calgary
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Intercommunion - Church of South India
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[Permission from Anglican Church of Canada Bishops for Members of Other Christian Churches to Receive Holy Communion in the Anglican Church]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official5131
Date
1972 December 8
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Date
1972 December 8
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press Release
Text
Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada have agreed to permit members of other Christian Churches to receive Holy Communion in the Anglican Church.
The House of Bishops meeting this week in Toronto has broadened the guidelines laid down by Bishops following action at General Synod in Sudbury in 1969 which requested the diocesan bishops to permit Anglicans and members of other Christian Churches to share in Eucharistic practice with the full knowledge and consent of the proper authorities.
This permission to communicate will not, by itself, constitute membership in the Anglican Church, regulations for which are established by the various dioceses.
Announcing these revised guidelines Archbishop E.W. Scott, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and Chairman of the House of Bishops, stated that "the House of Bishops agrees that communicants of other Christian Churches who have been baptised with water in the Name of the Holy Trinity are welcome, if they so desire, to receive Holy Communion in Anglican Churches." The bishops also agreed that members of the Anglican Church may, in accordance with their conscience, receive Holy Communion in non-Anglican Churches where they are welcomed.
Similar action was taken recently by the Church of England
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For further information, contact:
Shelagh Kendal
Press Officer
924-9192
or
Michael O'Meara, Director
Communications Division
Subjects
Intercommunion
Intercommunion - Anglican Church of Canada
Intercommunion - Church of England
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Anglican Church of Canada
Lord's Supper - Admission to - Church of England
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