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
The Primate reported that the following bishops had died since the last meeting of the House:
- Bishop John A. Meaden of Newfoundland
- Archbishop William W. Davis of Nova Scotia
- Bishop Ralph S. Dean of Cariboo
- Bishop Roy F. Gartrell of British Columbia
That this House of Bishops respectfully request the Primate's Office to notify all members of the House of the death of a member or a spouse of a member of this House immediately upon learning of the death of such member or spouse. CARRIED
Funeral arrangements of bishops were suggested as the responsibility of the Metropolitan and Diocesan Bishops.