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25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official8053
Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 84
Date
2001 July 4-11
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 84
Mover
Mr. David Watts
Seconder
Bishop Ann Tottenham
Text
That this session of the General Synod recognize, celebrate, and affirm the role of women, on this 25th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 84
Subjects
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Canada
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
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30th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official9326
Date
2006 October 23-27
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
2006 October 23-27
Source
House of Bishops. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Bishop Gordon Light
Seconder
Bishop John Privett
Text
This House is delighted to note that for 30 years, women have been ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Church of Canada, and expresses its gratitude for the gifts of ministry with which women priests have enriched our common life. We ask the Primate to send greetings to those celebrating the 30th anniversary at the national gathering meeting in Sorrento, British Columbia, at the end of November [2006]. CARRIED
Subjects
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Canada
Women priests - Canada
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
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Beyond the Walled Garden: [Anglican women and the priesthood] (Book review)

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article37637
Author
Fletcher-Marsh, Wendy L. (Wendy Lynn), 1963-
Fletcher, Wendy L. (Wendy Lynn), 1963-
Reviewer
Thompson, Terry (Teresa) Reilly
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1998 Spring
Author
Fletcher-Marsh, Wendy L. (Wendy Lynn), 1963-
Fletcher, Wendy L. (Wendy Lynn), 1963-
Reviewer
Thompson, Terry (Teresa) Reilly
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society
Date
1998 Spring
Volume
40
Issue
1
Page
99-100
Notes
"It is rare to conclude that a study of contemporary history is a definitive volume. The Rev. Dr. Wendy Fletcher-Marsh, professor at Huron College, has researched such a high standard in this well-researched, subtle and readable work. With remarkable facility, she tells the story of the debate and resolution of the question of women's ordination to the priesthood. .... She covers events in Canada, England, Hong Kong, the United States and New Zealand" (p. 99). "For Fletcher-Marsh, the crucial factor include episcopal leadership, synodical decision-making structures (such as Houses of Bishops, Convocations, and General Synods), religious and secular movements of women and the ineffable quality, Anglican 'style'. The latter, remarkably, is quite different in England than in Canada" (p. 99). "If Canadians appeared to move smoothly to ordaining women, it is also clear from Fletcher-Marsh's diocese by diocese analysis that implementation was a 'top down process'. It would be prudent to conclude that women have been ordained in relatively small numbers over a long period of time, thus diluting the visible and emotional impact of the decision in the Canadian church at large. What is less well explained is why the priest opposed to the ordination of women mounted such an effective 'after the fact' campaign. Observations by Archbishop Ted Scott and Bishop Victoria Matthews add helpful context. This handsome and usable volume has clear tables, and a bibliography" (p. 99-100).
Subjects
Ordination of women - Anglican Communion - History - Book reviews
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Canada - History - Book reviews
Ordination of women - Church of England - History - Book reviews
Women clergy - Anglican Communion
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
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Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1993 September
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1993 September
Volume
119
Issue
7
Page
2
Notes
The Rev. Margaret Marquardt of Vancouver has become the first woman archdeacon appointed in the diocese of New Westminster.
Subjects
Marquardt, Margaret
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Women archdeacons - Anglican Church of Canada
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Calendar features Medcof

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article40093
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 January
Author
Williams, Leigh Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2015 January
Volume
141
Issue
1
Page
11
Notes
"The Rev. Canon Alice Medcof is one of 52 women profiled in the 2015 edition of 'Herstory: The Canadian Women's Calendar'. The calendar, created by the Saskatchewan Women's Calendar Collective 'as a weekly celebration of incredible women, past and present, who have shaped our country', has been published annually (with the exception of two years) since 1974". "Medcof said she is proud to be a part of the book ...". "Ordained as a deacon in 1979, and as a priest in the diocese of Toronto in 1980, Medcof was one of the pioneers breaking ground and in some cases ice, with those in the church who had not yet accepted the idea that women could serve as priests. In 1996, Medcof became one of the founders of the International Anglican Women's Network, an official body of the Anglican Communion that reports to the Anglican Consultative Council on women's issues. In 2003, she began what would be two terms as chair of the network. Medcof continues to focus on issues of women's rights within the church and in the world. Currently, she is working on a campaign raising awareness about the scourge of human trafficking around the world".
Subjects
Medcof, Alice (M. Alice), 1935-
Herstory: The Canadian Women's Calendar
International Anglican Women's Network (IAWN)
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Women in the Anglican Communion
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Canadian Anglicanism at the dawn of a new century

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog8548
Publication Date
c2001
Material Type
Book
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
General Synod Archives
Call Number
BX 5610 C28 2001
Place
Lewiston NY
Publisher
Edwin Mellen Press
Publication Date
c2001
Physical_Description
viii, 245 p. ; 23.5 x 15.7 cm.
Material Type
Book
Notes
"Edited by M. Darrol Bryant."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"All the essays in this volume were initially written in response to an invitation from Renison College at the University of Waterloo to come together to reflect on where Anglicanism in Canada finds itself as one century ends and another dawns. Thus, these essays were first presented at a conference hosted by Renison College, `Challenges Facing the Anglican Communion at the End of the Twentieth Century'. Held in May 1999, the conference was part of the fortieth anniversary celebrations of Renison College." -- Intro., p. [iii].
Contents: Introduction / M. Darrol Bryant -- Challenges Facing the Anglican Communion at the End of the Twentieth Century / Michael Peers -- Anglicanism in Canada : A Sociological Sketch / Roger O'Toole -- The Anglican Church of Canada Among the Social Scientists / David A. Nock -- The Anglican Church and the Cultural Wars : Transcending Ethical Tribalism / Ron Dart -- Anglican Women : A Future / Wendy Fletcher-Marsh -- Honouring Fallibility / Tom Settle -- Native and Christian : A Search for an Authentic Spirituality / Laverne Jacobs -- Ecumenical Vision, Concerted Action / Frank Thompson -- A Parish Response to Cultural Diversity / Patrick Yu -- The Shapes and Forms of Ministry and Liturgy : Some Underlying Principles / Barbara Liotscos -- Challenges Facing Anglicans in Shaping and Forming Ministry / Eileen Scully -- The Challenge of Lay Ministry : The Renison Institute of Ministry / Patti Carlisle -- The Anglican Church and the Challenge of Higher Education : The Utility of History / William Westfall -- Anglican Church Colleges : What Do We Have to Offer ? / Gail Cuthbert Brandt -- Anglicans and Higher Education / Don Thompson -- Challenges at the Frontier of Medical Ethics : Medicine, Technology and the Sense of Self / Dalice A. Sim -- Anglicans and the Ecological Crisis / M. Darrol Bryant.
Series
Toronto studies in theology ; v. 82
Added Entry
Bryant, M. Darrol
Carlisle, Patti (Carolyn Bowlby), 1931-2001
Cuthbert Brandt, Gail
Dart, Ron Samuel (Ronald Samuel), 1950-
Fletcher-Marsh, Wendy L. (Wendy Lynn), 1963-
Jacobs, Laverne V.B. (Laverne Valentino Burton), 1942-
Liotscos, Barbara
Nock, David A., 1949-
O'Toole, Roger Laurence, 1942-
Peers, Michael G. (Michael Geoffrey), 1934-
Scully, J. Eileen (Jennifer Eileen), 1964-
Settle, Tom
Sim, Dalice A. (Dalice Audrey)
Thompson, Donald F. (Donald Frederick), 1944-
Thompson, Frank (Arthington Frank), 1929-
Westfall, William, 1945-
Yu, Patrick (Patrick Tin-Sik), 1951-
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Communion - 21st century
Anglican Communion - Parties and movements
Christian sociology - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Demographics
Christianity and culture - Anglican Church of Canada
Christianity and politics - Anglican Church of Canada
Women in the Anglican Church of Canada
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Authority - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Decision-making - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Indigenous spirituality - Anglican Church of Canada
Social justice - Anglican Church of Canada
Multiculturalism - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Liturgical renewal - Anglican Church of Canada
Ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Lay ministry - Anglican Church of Canada
Education - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Trinity College (Toronto, Ont.) - History
Theological education - Anglican Church of Canada
Universities and colleges - Canada
Bioethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Medical ethics - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Ecology - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
ISBN
0-7734-7571-0 (v. 82)
Call Number
BX 5610 C28 2001
Copies
2 copies
Location
Trinity College (Graham Library)
General Synod Archives
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Church of England

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official944
Date
November 1986
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 79-11-86
Date
November 1986
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution 79-11-86
Mover
Rev. M.C. Ingham
Seconder
Mrs. Amy Newell
Text
That the following statement from the National Executive Council be forwarded by the Primate to the Officers of the General Synod of the Church of England:
This National Executive Council of the Anglican Church of Canada expresses its sadness and regret at the recent decision by the General Synod of the Church of England not to permit women ordained as priests in this Province to exercise their sacramental ministry within the Church of England.
We acknowledge and respect the right and responsibility of churches within the Anglican Communion to make decisions concerning the ordering of ministry within their own structures. However, we express the hope that the same respect could be extended to the Anglican Church of Canada which has enjoyed the ministry of women in the priesthood since 1976.
We believe the process by which the ordering of ministry is decided by an autonomous Province need not be linked to the recognition of those persons already ordained by another Province. The mutual recognition of ministry within the Anglican Communion is a separate issue from the ordination of women in the Church of England, and calls for independent consideration.
In our view, the decision by the Church of England to deny the exercise of sacramental ministry, with the consent of the diocesan bishop, to some priests ordained in our church raises questions about the validity of the orders of all priests in our church. It also constitutes a challenge to episcopal ministry in our country.
Such a decision threatens the unity of the Anglican Communion by extending the privilege of ecclesiastical hospitality to some of our clergy and not to others. Sadly for us both, a result of this may well be the unwillingness of many Canadian bishops and priests to accept invitations to celebrate the eucharist in England until such hospitality is restored.
We draw attention to Act 65 of the 1986 General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada which:
a) affirms our positive experience in Canada with women in priesthood;
b) urges our bishops to carry to the Lambeth Conference our conviction that the priesthood of women has indeed blessed and enriched our common life; and
c) asks the Lambeth Conference to search for a way of upholding the unity of the church while allowing Provinces to move, as appropriate for them to the election and ordination of women to the episcopate in response to the call of God and the church.
This statement is made out of deep concern for the integrity of the body of Christ, in which we rejoice, and for the mutual recognition of ministries within our Communion, which we wish both to extend to others and to claim for ourselves. CARRIED #79-11-86
Subjects
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Canada
Ordination of women - Church of England
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Women clergy - Anglican Communion
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion - Clergy - Office
Mutual recognition of ministry - Anglican Communion
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Clericals, vestments made for women

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article23711
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1997 October
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1997 October
Volume
123
Issue
8
Page
7
Notes
For the first time the Oxenford Collection, robes and clergy shirts specifically made for women, was shown in North America in Montreal. From Montreal Anglican.
Subjects
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Church vestments
Women clergy - Clothing
Clergy - Clothing
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Closing the gender gap in church leadership

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article42050
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2019 March
Author
Kidd, Joelle
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2019 March
Volume
145
Issue
3
Page
1, 6
Notes
"When Canon Judy Rois was a student in the late 1970s, she wanted to take a preaching course. But when she went to sign up, she discovered she wasn't allowed because she was a woman. After much lobbying, she recalls, she was let into the class -- the only stipulation was, she had to wait until everyone else had entered the room, then sit at the back, so as not to 'distract' her male classmates" (p. 1). Ordained in 1985, Rois said "she's experienced plenty of gender discrimination. People have walked out or shouted things while she was preaching, crossed the church to take communion from a man, even refused last rites from her because she was a woman" (p. 1, 6). "In 2016, after 40 years of ordination to the priesthood for women, approximately 30 % of all bishops in Canada were female, according to Rois' research. Worldwide, 6.8 % of Anglican bishops were women. In 2018, Canada's first and second female archbishops were elected" (p. 6). "In the church, Rois identifies two main causes of what she terms the 'stained glass ceiling'. One is 'decades of social and gender norms that hinder female involvement outside the confines of the home', says Rois. ... Another cause, specific to the church is the pervasiveness of certain understandings of Scripture. 'For some people .. there's a belief in the headship of men, that women should be kept silent in church', says Rois" (p. 6) Susan Johnson, the first woman to be elected national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, said "I grew up in a church that didn't ordain women. Even though I think I had, very early on, a call to ordained ministry, I couldn't recognize it for what it was, because it was impossible and foreign" (p. 6). Archbishop Melissa Skelton, elected metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon in May 2018, "sees the importance of providing the mentorship and support that were not available in the past. 'The experience of many women .. is that there isn't a sufficient network of supportive women to assist them and encourage them to explore the next level of responsibility'" (p. 6). "Towards this end, Skelton is helping to organize 'Leading Women', a conference for women in the Anglican Church of Canada and the U.S.-based Episcopal Church, which will take place in Chicago in October 2019" (p. 6). "While there is no guaranteed strategy to break down glass ceilings, Rois says, there are things that can be done. 'We need to keep looking at more women as bishops, primates, deans -- as women in positions of influence. We need to also provide good daycare for men and women who have children, good working hours .. that allow men and women to care for their families in equal ways'. Skelton believes that 'a diversity of gender -- and not just to say men and women, but different ways people identify -- is really important'. As bishop of the diocese of New Westminster, she has considered the ethnic and gender diversity of her diocese when making appointments" (p. 6).
Subjects
Rois, Judy
Johnson, Susan C., 1958-
Skelton, Melissa (Melissa Maxine), 1951-
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Canada
Headship - Biblical teaching
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Women in Christianity
Women in the Anglican Church of Canada
Leadership - Religious aspects - Christianity
Leadership - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Women bishops - Anglican Church of Canada
Women bishops - Anglican Communion
Women bishops - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Glass ceiling (Employment discrimination) - Religious aspects - Christianity
Mentoring - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
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Committee on Ministry

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Date
1972 November 8-10
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1972 November 8-10
Source
National Executive Council. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
Somerville
Seconder
Soward
Prologue
It was stated that the Committee on Ministry is recommending: that General Synod accept the principle of the Ordination of Women to the priesthood, and that this decision be communicated to the Anglican Consultative Council.
Text
That this NEC approve co-operation with the Episcopal Church in their study of the sociological aspects of the possible deployment of women priests. CARRIED
Subjects
Ordination of women - Anglican Church of Canada
Women clergy - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Consultative Council
Ordination of women - Anglican Communion
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