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.
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
Bishop Kent Clarke sought advice on the question of the status of a priest moving to the Anglican Catholic Church.
That the statement of the House of Bishop on page 11 of the November 1978 Minutes be re-affirmed as follows:
"It was agreed that priests who become associated with the Anglican Church of North America should not be licensed to function in a diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada, but that pastoral support should be provided."
"It was agreed that those who associate themselves with the Anglican Church of North America are taking an action which changes their relationship to the Anglican Church of Canada, and doors must be left open for restoration. Clergy in the diocese must be informed when licenses are withdrawn. Requests by the Anglican Church of North America for use of parish buildings should be treated in the same way as similar requests by people of other denominations." CARRIED
It was agreed that the General Secretary, in consultation with the Primate, be requested to arrange for further study regarding relinquishment of orders as it relates to such bodies as the Anglican Catholic Church.
That with regard to priests who associate themselves with the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada (or the Anglican Church of North America), Diocesan Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada may act under Canon XIX or by withdrawal of the priest's license and that the Bishops should be open to informal dialogue with members of that Church. CARRIED