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
There was some questions about the process used for nominations. Following discussion it was agreed that it would be helpful to the House if vacancies on committees which were known in advance were announced at the time the House of Bishops meeting commenced.
That nomination slates be reopened and that names be brought to the chair. And that it be dealt with the next day. CARRIED
All nominations were left the same except that the recommendation for episcopal representative to the Anglican Consultative Council was changed to include Bishop Baycroft, Bishop Ingham, Archbishop Payne and Bishop Pryce.