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
Regrets with good wishes were received from the Bishop of James' Bay (Clarke), the Bishop of Toronto (Wilkinson), Bishop Sovereign (senior bishop in years of consecration in the Canadian Church), Bishop Ragg, Bishop Robinson and Bishop Waterman.
(iii) Resignation of Bishop Coleman
The Primate stated that Bishop Coleman has been obliged to submit his resignation from his diocese as of the end of August  because of deterioration in his health. Archbishop Sexton reported that Bishop Coleman has been ordered by his medical advisors to give up work for at least a year. Bishop Coleman possesses great gifts and the Metropolitan said he had accepted his resignation with deep regret. The Primate requested the support of every consideration and prayer on his behalf that he may be able in a year's time to enter again into the full exercise of his episcopal ministry.
The status of Bishop Coleman for the immediate future is a Provincial matter though the Primate felt that he should be considered as "on leave of absence". It was suggested that the Metropolitan of British Columbia should set up a small committee to consider the canonical relationship to the Canadian episcopate of a bishop who resigns his office, this not being clearly defined by the present canons. The suggestion was received favourably without formal action.
The Primate expressed pleasure at the presence of Bishop Dean, Executive Officer of the Anglican Communion, who had come to attend the meetings of the House and General Synod; also, Bishop Greenwood who has returned to take over episcopal duties in the Diocese of Cariboo during Bishop Dean's absence, was warmly welcomed.
That a message of good wishes be sent to all members of the House who are not in attendance.
In addition to those already mentioned this was to include Archbishop Barfoot, Archbishop Dixon, Archbishop Carrington and Bishop Jefferson.
There was discussion concerning the wearing of cassocks for session, there being some inconvenience since meetings were to be held in two locations.
It was moved by the Bishop of Qu'Appelle, seconded by the Bishop of Edmonton:
That the wearing of cassocks be dispensed with.
It was moved in amendment
That cassocks be work for sessions held at St. Mary's Hall during the meeting of the House of Bishops.
The amendment was carried.
Discussion followed on the wearing of cassocks for the Lieutenant-Governor's luncheon at Government House on Thursday. The Archbishop of British Columbia said that it was customary to do so for functions at Government House. It was agreed that the bishops would wear their cassocks.
The Secretary spoke of a letter he had written to the members some time ago regarding the disposal of episcopal robes of deceased members. He mentioned that several robes of the late Archbishop Sexton were available. Newly elected bishops often found it costly to purchase new robes and the Primate had suggested that a depository might be found in Church House.
"That episcopal robes and other episcopal regalia no longer required be sent to a place to be identified by the Primate." CARRIED