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(1) Training of Older Men

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Date
1961 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1961 January 30 - February 3
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Coadjutor of Toronto
Seconder
Bishop Coadjutor of Nova Scotia
Prologue
The Bishop Coadjutor of Toronto presented the Report of the Committee on Training Older Men for the Ministry, Section H.
Text
That the Report of the Committee on Training Older Men for Ministry Section H., be received. CARRIED.
Notes
Bishop Snell outlined the Recommendations in the Report:--
If it is agreed that there is a place in the ministry for "older men" then we should be prepared to undertake their training. A night school plan seems to be the most realistic way of tackling the problem.
It is also desirable to have a common standard for the whole of Canada. Therefore we urge that a competent committee draw up a curriculum based on two years of night school during which eight units of study will be taken. Then the successful candidates shall be required to attend full-time for an additional year, preferably of nine months duration.
Further, that a testing of a man's suitability to undertake the course be given along the lines of C.A.C.T.M. [Central Advisory Council for the Ministry]
That where a night school is not feasible, the same courses shall be taken under the direction of a parish priest acceptable to the Bishop, or under the direction of the staff of the provincial college.
That consideration be given to having one college for each Ecclesiastical Province used for the final year's training.
That special care should be taken in the post-ordination training of such men. That the Pension Committee be consulted. It might be necessary to limit the upper age so that ordination would take place prior to age 50.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Committee on Training Older Men
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Appointment, call and election
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Education (Continuing education)
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Training of
Theological education - Anglican Church of Canada
Older men - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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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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Acts of General Synod, 1980 - Referrals to the House of Bishops - Act 60

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Date
1980 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1980 October 27-31
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Short
Seconder
Bishop Payne
Prologue
"That the Holy Week Services, together with a Service of Renewal of Commitment to Priestly Service annexed to the Maundy Thursday Service be approved for publication in the Canadian Anglican Liturgical Series after further consultation with the House of Bishops."
Bishop Snowden read a letter from the Secretary of the Committee on Doctrine and Worship, addressed to Bishop Nock, requesting guidance relating to:
- Service of Renewal and Commitment
- Blessing of Oils
- Reserved Sacrament on Good Friday
Bishop Berry introduced Act 60.
Text
That this House approve the inclusion of Deacons and Bishops in the Re-Affirmation Service, and
That this Service be printed separately from the Maundy Thursday Rite. CARRIED
Notes
The Doctrine and Worship Committee was requested to include a rubric or preface with the Service.
Subjects
Canadian Anglican Liturgical Series (CALS)
Anglican Church of Canada - Liturgy - Texts
Liturgical renewal - Anglican Church of Canada
Easter - Anglican Church of Canada
Holy Week - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada - Texts
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Clergy in Distress

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Date
1988 November
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 4-11-88
Date
1988 November
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 4-11-88
Mover
Bishop Curtis
Seconder
Archbishop Hambidge
Prologue
Bishop Ken Genge asked the House how it dealt with clergy in distress. Discussion followed. Bishop Percy O'Driscoll offered to provide information (see Attachment) with regard to a program underway in the Diocese of Huron.
Text
That the House forward a recommendation to the Metropolitans that, at the time of consecration of a bishop, the Metropolitan ensure that, as a `Standard of the House', a Bishop-to-Bishop relationship be established. CARRIED
Notes
A three page attachment entitled "Clergy Assistance Program for Diocese of Huron" is attached to the House of Bishop minutes, but not reproduced here.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Stress (Psychology) - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Personnel management
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Huron
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(c) The Appleford Bequest

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Date
1960 August 25-27
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1960 August 25-27
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Calgary
Seconder
Bishop Snell
Text
That the expenses of the meeting of the House of Bishops which is being called by the Primate to consider the training of older men for the Ministry and which will be convened during the last week of January 1961, be met from the interest which has accrued in the Appleford Bequest. CARRIED.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops - Finance
Appleford Bequest
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Older men - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Definition of Non-Stipendiary

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Date
1989 June
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1989 June
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Brown
Seconder
Bishop Jones
Prologue
At the request of the Chair, Bishop Brown and two other bishops were asked to look at a definition of `non-stipendiary' that could be used in clarifying some of the issues in the Pension Canon.
Text
Inasmuch as many dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada and Provinces throughout the Anglican Communion are developing and experimenting with non-stipendiary ministry, by whatever name (senior postulancy, worker priest, bi-vocational, volunteer, self-supportive) and that there is still some uncertainty as to the implications for their ministry, be it resolved:
That the Standing Committee on Ministry consider convening a national consultation on non-stipendiary ministry,
and, in the meantime,
That the present practice continue, that all persons ordained in the Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada (except the Diocese of Montreal which has its own Pension Fund), be enrolled in the National Church's Pension Fund. (The present rate as of June 12, 1989 is a minimum of $780 per annum.) CARRIED
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Secular employment
Nonstipendiary clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
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The House of Bishops' Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry

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Date
2002 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-02-10-05
Date
2002 October 25-29
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution HB-02-10-05
Mover
Archbishop Morgan
Seconder
Bishop Wallace
Prologue
The House of Bishops' Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry reported on the work it had done since its establishment in the spring. Membership of the task force included Bishop Ashdown, Bishop Atagotaaluk, Bishop Coffin and Bishop Lawrence. Following a presentation of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples at the spring 2002 meeting of the House of Bishops, they had been asked by the Primate to do some work on the topic of the non stipendiary ministry.
Bishop Atagotaaluk began the session with a prayer. Bishop Ashdown, the chairperson of the task force, reminded the House of how the working group had come into being and then gave an overview of the presentation. Bishop Ashdown said that non stipendiary ministry was being examined in the interest of the Church justly compensating its ministers. He said that non stipendiary ministers often have to work full-time in secular employment, and then volunteer up to 40 hours for the Church.
Bishop Lawrence presented the theological reflection he had been asked to write on the non stipendiary ministry. Bishop Lawrence said that it is the responsibility of the episcopate to look after the ordination, employment and deployment of the clergy. He said that the concern about those in the non stipendiary ministry had been brought to the bishops, and that they were the people who were ultimately responsible for those clergy.
Bishop Atagotaaluk said that because the task force's report hadn't yet been presented to the House of Bishops, he had only shared the opinions of the task force with the members of the ACIP at their most recent meeting. He said because he hadn't known the mind of the House about the report, he hadn't felt that he could have a discussion about it with the members of the ACIP. He reported that the ACIP were concerned that whenever there are issues involving aboriginal people, frequent studies done on the topic are then followed by little action. Bishop Atagotaaluk passed on the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples' request that the bishops do more than simply receive the report of the House of Bishops' Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry.
Bishop Coffin offered the assistance of his office to the bishops whenever they were in Ottawa. He said that because he was the only member of the task force who was not a member of the Council of the North he had brought a different perspective to its work. He commented that while the presentation of the report to the House of Bishops brought the work of the task force to an end, the members of the task force were still very much committed to the issues of the non stipendiary ministry. Bishop Coffin concluded with a prayer.
Archbishop Peers thanked the task force for their work, adding that he had heard two challenges. The first was to the Council of the North, and the second was about having a conversation with the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples. He said that he couldn't imagine how the latter might occur, except by the two groups meeting together sometime in the future.
Bishop Ashdown said that the ACIP had already named people to represent them on a Joint Working Group on the Non Stipendiary Ministry. They are Ms. Maria Jane Highway, Ms. Lorraine Still, Mr. Andrew Wesley and Ms. Eunice McMahon. He indicated that the members of the House of Bishops' Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry were prepared to continue working on the issue. Questions and comments were invited from the floor.
Text
That the House of Bishops request the members of the Task Force on the Non Stipendiary Ministry, Bishop Ashdown, Bishop Atagotaaluk, Bishop Coffin and Bishop Lawrence, to continue their work in liaison with the representatives of the Anglican Council of Indigenous People. CARRIED #HB-02-10-05
Notes
DRAFT report for consideration by Council of the North, House of Bishops, Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
Rationale:
1. The New Agape for the whole church
In order for the New Agape to become a reality that serves the whole Anglican Church of Canada, our whole church needs a justly-compensated aboriginal clergy.
2. Justice principles for the whole church
Principles of justice for aboriginal clergy should apply to all clergy serving in non-stipendiary ordained ministries. At the same time, it is vital that the initial energy for justice, arising out of the experience of aboriginal clergy, continue to be recognized and honoured. A solution for the whole church cannot include continuing injustice for aboriginal communities and those who serve them.
Operating Principles:
1. For the good of all, each community has a responsibility to be a self-sufficient as possible.
2. The first responsibility for providing resources for ministry rests with the local community.
3. The diocese has primary responsibility for overseeing, encouraging and affirming ministry in its communities.
4. The whole church is responsible for sharing resources to enable all the parts to exercise their fullest ministry.
5. There must be mutual responsibility and accountability at all levels.
A way forward:
1. That Faith, Worship and Ministry be asked to convene a consultation among those who prepare clergy for ministry to explore how such providers can ensure a common standard of preparation for ordained ministries.
2. That the interim commitments of the House of Bishops be actively pursued in the dioceses. (recognition, inclusion, payment of ministry expenses)
3. That a National Fund be established to assist certain dioceses with funding for just compensation for clergy now not receiving a stipend.
The National Fund:
1. The maximum support available from the National Fund would be 50%, on a matching basis for local financial support.
2. Dioceses put forward proposals for funding that include a plan to move towards self-sufficiency.
3. That the National Church, in partnership with dioceses, identify or provide resources (stewardship, congregational development) for self-sufficiency in local ministries.
4. That a moratorium on further ordinations of non-stipendiary priests be established, to be reviewed for the General Synod of 2010.
5. That decisions about support be taken by a board including representatives from ACIP, Council of the North, other affected dioceses, and General Synod.
6. That ordained ministries involving more than ten hours per week of work, or in cases where a person has responsibility designated as or similar to that of a "priest in charge" be understood normally as ministries requiring compensation (cash, housing, utilities, benefits) beyond expenses.
Joint Task Force on Non-Stipendiary Ministry
Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
House of Bishops, Anglican Church of Canada
October 2, 2003
Priestly Ministry- Qualities, Knowledge and Skills
Qualities
Exhibits love, compassion and caring and humility
Trusts self and others
A representative of Christ, recognized and accepted by the community as Christ-like
Confirmation of a call, evidence that God is the author of this ministry
Helps people develop a relationship with Christ because he/she lives that relationship
Fees on scriptures as the living Word of God- doesn't just read them
Prayer-filled - doesn't just read prayers or "take services"
Able to model the faith with integrity
Sensitive to a respectful of the community's rituals
Loves to learn and approaches learning with discipline and joy
Knows his/her own limitations; knows when, where and how to ask for help
Knowledge
Knows the tradition of the Anglican Church
Scriptures
"big picture" - chronology, "the story of salvation"
the story of Israel
the story of Jesus, the apostles and the church
Creeds - the teaching of the church across the ages
Order - the shape of ministry and authority
Community - the story of Jesus as it has been known in this local community
Knows what makes people, groups, communities and cultures "tick"
Cultural knowledge of this particular community - language, history, culture, spirituality of those with whom he/she is sharing and interpreting the Christian story
Skills
Teaching
Able to share the story of Jesus and the Christian faith with others in a way that they find themselves in the story
Teaching at critical life events - baptism, marriage, grieving
Teaching the life of prayer
Leading worship
BAS and BCP Eucharist, Baptism, Marriage, Funeral
Planning worship and involving others in leadership
Administration and management
Listening/counselling
Encouraging teamwork and delegating
Enable people to talk with others across differences of culture, spirituality, values
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. House of Bishops. Task Force on Non Stipendiary Ministry
Atagotaaluk, Andrew (Andrew Philip), 1950-
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Salaries, etc.
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Secular employment
Nonstipendiary clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples
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(ix) Correspondence

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Date
1963 October 4-6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1963 October 4-6
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop of Brandon
Seconder
Bishop of Georgian Bay
Prologue
The House returned to the consideration of correspondence.
3. Letter form Canon A.H. Davis (M.S.C.C.) stating that M.S.C.C. will consider payment of return moving expenses of clergy leaving Missionary Dioceses,"
Text
"That the communications from Canon Davis re payment by M.S.C.C. of moving expenses of clergy leaving Missionary Dioceses be received."
Subjects
Missionary dioceses - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Moving, Household - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Lay Administration of Holy Communion (Eucharist by Extension)

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Date
1992 June 13-18
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1992 June 13-18
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Williams
Seconder
Bishop Wood
Prologue
Bishop Williams said that, in the Arctic, there are fifty-one communities, twenty-one of which do not have a permanent priest. He said that it is very expensive and time consuming to get to these communities which started out as CMS projects having Eucharistic allowance many years ago. The parishes are demanding Eucharistic ministry more and more, and they are now looking at the possibility of locally raised clergy.
Text
That this House of Bishops requests the new Doctrine and Worship Committee to reconsider the question of the provision of regular sacramental ministry to communities where the ministry of a priest is not available except at infrequent intervals. Such consideration should include a study of the House of Bishops Guidelines of 1983 and the Form of Service produced by Doctrine and Worship for use on such occasions. CARRIED
Subjects
Lord's Supper - Anglican Church of Canada - Lay administration
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of the Arctic
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
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Date
1994 February 7-11
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1994 February 7-11
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Hannen
Seconder
Bishop Lemmon
Text
That this House of Bishops requests the Pension Committee of General Synod to consider allowing:
a) clergy, at age 65, the option of 100% survivors Pension Benefits for their spouse, if they continue to work to age 70
b) clergy working after age 65 to continue their group life insurance coverage at their current diocesan level,
and to report back to the National House. CARRIED
Subjects
Pensions - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy
Retired clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
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