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Aboriginal Day of Prayer

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Date
1987 February 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 1-2-87
Date
1987 February 16-20
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 1-2-87
Mover
Bishop Morgan
Seconder
Archbishop Hambidge
Prologue
Bishop Morgan drew attention to the document "The New Covenant" stating that appeals have been received from native people that the Sunday before the First Minister's Conference be designated a Day of Prayer.
Text
That this House of Bishops respond to the request of Native leaders for the Churches to name a Day of Prayer to precede the final First Ministers' Conference to be held on March 26-27, by designating Sunday, March 22, as a Day of Prayer for Aboriginal Peoples:
And that we commend the document entitled "A New Covenant" prepared as a Pastoral Statement by leaders of the Christian Churches to be used as a focus for this Day of Prayer. CARRIED
Subjects
National Aboriginal Day of Prayer (March 22)
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Anglican Church of Canada
Indigenous peoples - Canada - Government relations - 1951-
Indigenous peoples - Canada
First Ministers' Conference on Aboriginal Constitutional Matters (1987 : Ottawa, Ont.)
A New Covenant
Special Sundays
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Agenda Committee [Message to the Church]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8250
Date
2002 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-02-10-08
Statement
Date
2002 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-02-10-08
Statement
Mover
Bishop Ashdown
Seconder
Archbishop Hutchison
Prologue
A revised copy of a "Message to the Church" (which the bishops had worked on and discussed while in camera) was distributed to the members for discussion. The document was a statement from the House of Bishops to the Church in response to the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster's decision to bless the union of same sex couples.
Text
That the House of Bishops approve its "Message to the Church" for distribution. CARRIED #HB-02-10-08
Notes
(Vote: 28 in support, 9 opposed, and 1 abstention.)
Archbishop Peers commended the bishops for the quality of their discussion. He said that as the President of the House of Bishops, he would support what it had decided.
Bishops Anderson, Atagotaaluk, Burton and Ferris asked that their motions about the blessing same sex unions be withdrawn. (The two motions had been distributed to the members of the House when it was not in session, and had not been put on the floor formally.)
Archbishop Morgan reminded the bishops of the need to move in camera in order to decide whether or not to release any of the information discussed while they were in camera.
Appendix ii
A Message to the Church
In the name of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Mississauga on October 28, 2002, issues the following statement in response to the decision of the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster to bless same-sex unions.
We are called to be one in the Body of Christ (John 17:21). We know that on the issue of same-sex unions differing convictions are deeply held in the House of Bishops, throughout our church and beyond. The decision of New Westminster has caused pain for some and joy in others. Over the past four years this Diocese undertook an extensive process of study that has led them to their decision. We recognize that members of the diocese on every side of the issue have suffered pain.
Eight parishes of the Diocese of New Westminster have requested alternative Episcopal oversight for themselves. Before the fracture widens we urge all involved to engage in a process of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18) on the basis of the general principles passed by the Diocesan Synod in June 2002. Although the precise terms of the conversation will be established within the Diocese we propose that the following elements should be part of it.
1. The conversation should be enabled by a mutually agreed to facilitator.
2. The process should provide `safety' for all participants by setting at least these standards:
a. Being respectful of each other's faith journey.
b. Listening respectfully.
c. Asking `inviting' questions.
d. Attempting to understand from the view points of others.
We request that those outside the diocese respect the integrity of this process and allow it to proceed without intervention.
In recent years some dioceses in the Anglican Church of Canada have made individual decisions to recognize or forbid, and in this one instance, to bless same-sex unions. We have spent much of our time at these meetings discussing our response to these situations. We are unable to speak with a unanimous voice on this issue of national concern especially with regard to the subject of homosexuality in the light of scripture. We are referring the matter of the blessing of same-sex unions to our national governing body, the General Synod (2004) for discussion and if possible, resolution.
We agree that we will not make individual decisions in any additional dioceses during the interim. Until the time of resolution all bishops are asked to uphold the 1997 Guidelines of the House of Bishops on Human Sexuality.
We call the church to prayer in this difficult and demanding time in our life in Christ.
Subjects
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Homosexuality - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
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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-
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
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The Diocese of New Westminster

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8424
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-04
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-04
Mover
Archbishop Hutchison
Seconder
Bishop Howe
Prologue
Later in the day, the bishops continued their discussion about Anglican unity.
Text
"That the House move into a committee of the whole." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-04
Notes
Bishop Burton offered a substitute to the motion which he and Bishop Bruce had proposed earlier to the House of Bishops.
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 as specified below (Footnote 1) to stand down to allow for the work of the recently appointed Anglican Communion [Lambeth] Commission. With this in view we request the Primate of Canada, without prejudice to the provincial autonomy of the Anglican Church of Canada, to invite the Archbishop of Canterbury on behalf of the Primates, to initiate a process towards the provision of adequate alternative Episcopal oversight. Moreover we respectfully request the Archbishop of Canterbury to arrange for a report back to this House at its April 2004 meeting, and for him or his designate soon to arrange interim Episcopal oversight for the parishes in dispute with the Bishop and Synod of New Westminster, in consultation with the Bishop of New Westminster and the parishes concerned.
(Footnote 1) "a) Request the Bishop of Yukon to refrain from exercising Episcopal ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster
b) Request that the Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon stay disciplinary proceedings against the Bishop of Yukon
c) Request that the Bishop of New Westminster see a stay of disciplinary proceedings against the priests of his diocese against whom such proceedings have been initiated."
Discussion followed.
Copies of a motion moved by Bishop Hiltz and seconded by Archbishop Finlay were distributed.
Moved By: Bishop Hiltz
Seconded by: Archbishop Finlay
"That this House of Bishops acknowledges with gratitude the establishment of the Commission called for by the Primates in their statement of October 16, 2003, welcomes the announcement of the members appointed, and commits itself prayerfully to uphold them in the task they have accepted."
The Primate asked for a show of hands to test the mind of the House regarding the order the motions should be dealt with.
Motions by:
1. Bishop Burton and Bishop Bruce
2. Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Clarke
3. Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Finlay
4. Bishop Hiltz and Archbishop Finlay
Bishop Stavert noted that the bishops had heard from Bishops Ingham and Hockin, but had not had an opportunity to hear from Bishop Buckle about the situation in the Diocese of New Westminster. He asked whether it would be possible for the Bishop of Yukon to speak.
Bishop Buckle said that he thought he would be able to accept and work with some of what had been proposed. He made a few comments about the role of the Episcopal Visitor in the Diocese of New Westminster and stated that the had not discouraged the disaffected parishes from accepting the offer of an Episcopal Visitor. However, once the disaffected parishes announced that they would not accept the Episcopal Visitor, and had indicated that they wanted him to continue to give Episcopal oversight to them, he felt that he could not leave them. Bishop Buckle shared his feeling that it was important that the proceedings of discipline against the priest of the disaffected parishes and him be dropped. He said it would be difficult for him to consider withdrawing from the dissenting parishes if it meant they would then be left in a vacuum. Bishop Buckle concluded by asking, "If I withdraw, where am I leaving them ? If a solution could be found where they could say 'yes, this is good' then I would be able to withdraw."
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
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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
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The Diocese of New Westminster

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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
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The Diocese of New Westminster

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8428
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-09
Date
2003 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 03-10-09
Mover
Bishop Lawrence
Seconder
Bishop Matthews
Prologue
When the House of Bishops returned in the evening to a plenary session, the writing group made up of Bishops Ferris, Howe and Johnson presented their amendment to the fourth point of Archbishop Hutchison's and Archbishop Finlay's motion.
Moved by: Bishop Howe
Seconded by: Bishop Ferris
"4. That the Task Force of the House of Bishops select a negotiator, as soon as possible, to work with the Bishop of New Westminster and the dissenting parishes to secure the appointment of an interim Episcopal Visitor within the model of the ministry of Area Bishops in other parts of the Anglican Church of Canada."
There was some discussion about the writing group's proposal. Bishop Lawrence observed that it was clear that the bishops were at an impasse.
Text
"That the House of Bishops table the motion (by Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Finlay) and the writing group's proposed amendment to it until 9 a.m. the next morning." CARRIED Res. #HB-03-10-09
Notes
The next morning Archbishop Peers told the bishops, Bishop Buckle had indicated that he was unable to fulfill section one in the motion by Archbishops Hutchison and Finlay. In that section of the motion the House of Bishops requested that he refrain from exercising Episcopal ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster.
Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Finlay withdrew their motion. The House of Bishops consented to have it removed.
Bishop Ingham and Archbishop Crawley indicated that had the motion passed they would have complied with its second and third points (to stay disciplinary proceedings). Bishop Buckle said that the relationship between the dissenting parishes and the Bishop of New Westminster had broken down to a point of no reconciliation. He reported also, that the parishes had lost confidence in the House of Bishops and had made an appeal to the Archbishop of Canterbury requesting that Bishop Buckle be appointed to give them pastoral care.
Archbishop Crawley commented that if the Archbishop of Canterbury were to say "no" to the parishes, it might encourage them to reconsider. He asked if there was some way of keeping the motion over. Archbishop Peers responded that he thought the best way to do it would be for the House to move a similar motion at the next meeting. The discussion continued and there were several expressions of concern about having the motion withdrawn. Archbishop Hutchison said he withdrew only under the understanding that a motion incapable of performance should be withdrawn. However, he said he thought it was a statement that was worthy. Some discussion continued.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Rules and practice
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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
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Episcopal Visitor - The Diocese of New Westminster

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Date
2003 April 28 - May 2
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-03-04-03
Resolution HB-03-04-06
Date
2003 April 28 - May 2
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-03-04-03
Resolution HB-03-04-06
Mover
Bishop Harvey
Seconder
Bishop Clarke
Prologue
Bishop Ingham announced that Bishop Hockin had accepted his invitation to be the episcopal visitor in the Diocese of New Westminster for parishes who request one. Bishop Hockin will begin formally as episcopal visitor on November 1, 2003 for a year. As episcopal visitor, Bishop Hockin will have delegated pastoral authority and will have delegated pastoral authority and will:
- visit requesting parishes for preaching, teaching, and presiding at worship;
- be available to clergy and members of requesting parishes seeking pastoral care;
- participate actively in and advise the diocesan bishop on the recruitment, selection, and appointment of incumbents to requesting parishes;
- advise the diocesan bishop about ongoing needs and opportunities for reconciliation;
- work with the diocesan bishop and synod toward fully restored relationships and unity in mission; and
- attend Diocesan Synod with full privileges of the floor.
Bishop Hockin responded saying he hoped to be a sign of reconciliation and that he appreciated Bishop Ingham's confidence in him.
Moved by: Archbishop Hutchison
Seconded by: Archbishop Morgan
"This House welcomes the appointment by the Bishop of New Westminster of Bishop William Hockin as Episcopal Visitor in the diocese, with delegated pastoral authority in the Parish of St. Clement's Church. We welcome this as a model of respect for those who hold views at variance with the decision of the Synod of New Westminster while preserving the unity and integrity of the Diocese.
We urge all parishes call for alternative episcopal oversight to explore the possibility of finding their own best interests, and those of the wider church, addressed in Bishop Hockin's appointment, and encourage them to explore this possibility with him."
Moved by: Bishop Ferris
Seconded by: Bishop Anderson
"That the motion be amended to end with '...and further, we ask the Diocese of New Westminster not to act unilaterally in the implementation of same gender blessings'."
(The last paragraph in the motion would then read as:
"...We urge all parishes calling for alternative episcopal oversight to explore the possibility of finding their own best interests, and those of the wider church, addressed in Bishop Hockin's appointment, and encourage them to explore this possibility with him, and further, we ask the Diocese of New Westminster not to act unilaterally in the implementation of same gender blessings.")
Discussion followed. The Primate ruled that the change proposed by Bishop Ferris and Bishop Anderson (to the motion by Archbishop Hutchison and Archbishop Morgan) was not an amendment but would be appropriate as a separate motion.
Text
"That this House table the motion until after dinner" CARRIED Res. #HB-03-04-03
Notes
Moved by: Bishop Harvey
Seconded by: Bishop Matthews
"That the motion moved by Archbishop Hutchison and seconded by Archbishop Morgan be removed from the table."
Moved by: Bishop Burton
Seconded by: Bishop Anderson
"That the motion be divided in to motions." LOST
Moved by: Archbishop Finlay
Seconded by: Bishop Matthews
"The House of Bishops requests that Bishop Hockin return to be present at the fall of 2003 and the spring of 2004 meetings and that the expenses be covered by the national office."
Archbishop Finlay withdrew his amendment to the motion. Bishop Ferris gave notice that he would not be putting the amendment he had proposed to the House earlier in the meeting as a separate motion. (The primate had said the revision could not be accepted as an amendment, but that it could be put to the House as a separate motion if the mover and seconder wished to do so.)
A discussion took place
The motion was put before the House. CARRIED Res. #HB 03-04-06
[N.B. The full text of the motion, moved by Archbishop Hutchison and second by Archbishop Morgan, is as follows:
"This House welcomes the appointment by the Bishop of New Westminster of Bishop William Hockin as Episcopal Visitor in the diocese, with delegated pastoral authority in the Parish of St. Clement's Church. We welcome this as a model of respect for those who hold views at variance with the decision of the Synod of New Westminster while preserving the unity and integrity of the Diocese.
We urge all parishes call for alternative episcopal oversight to explore the possibility of finding their own best interests, and those of the wider church, addressed in Bishop Hockin's appointment, and encourage them to explore this possibility with him."]
Subjects
Hockin, William (William Joseph), 1938-
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Same sex unions - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
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[Episcopal Visitor - The Diocese of New Westminster cont'd]

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8347
Date
2003 April 28 - May 2
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-03-04-09
Date
2003 April 28 - May 2
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-03-04-09
Mover
Archbishop Morgan
Seconder
Archbishop Hutchison
Prologue
Moved by: Archbishop Morgan
Seconded by: Archbishop Hutchison
"That this House, while appreciating his desire to be helpful, urges Bishop Terry Buckle to withdraw his offer of Episcopal oversight for the seven parishes seeking alternative Episcopal oversight in the Diocese of New Westminster."
Moved by: Bishop Hollowell
Seconded by: Bishop Njegovan
"That the motion be amended to read 'That this House, while recognizing his desire to be helpful, urges Bishop Terry Buckle ... etc'."
Bishop Ashdown asked to be put on record as appreciating what Bishop Buckle was trying to do.
The amendment to the motion moved by Bishop Hollowell and seconded by Bishop Njegovan was put before the House. LOST
Moved by: Bishop Stavert
Seconded by: Bishop Matthews
"That this House, while appreciating his desire to be helpful, and in light of the appointment of Bishop Hockin to a special ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster, urges Bishop Terry Buckle to withdraw his offer of Episcopal oversight for the seven parishes seeking alternative Episcopal oversight in the Diocese of New Westminster."
Archbishop Morgan and Archbishop Hutchison agreed to accept the addition to their motion as a friendly amendment.
Moved by: Bishop Clarke
Seconded by: Bishop Burton
"That the motion be tabled." LOST
The motion was put before the House.
Text
That this House, while appreciating his desire to be helpful, and in light of the appointment of Bishop Hockin to a special ministry in the Diocese of New Westminster, urges Bishop Terry Buckle to withdraw his offer of Episcopal oversight of the seven parishes seeking alternative Episcopal oversight in the Diocese of New Westminster. CARRIED Res. #HB -3-04-09
Notes
Archbishop Peers made a few comments about the episcopate acknowledging that bishops can have varying perspectives on the same issue. He concluded by commenting that he was proud of the House of Bishops with respect to "the context of which we wrote and spoke" (during the previous session).
Subjects
Buckle, Terry (Terrence Owen), 1940-
Hockin, William (William Joseph), 1938-
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Alternative episcopal oversight - Anglican Church of Canada
Episcopacy - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
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