Testamentetak / Tamedsa: / Nalegapta Piulijipta / Jesusib Kristusib / Apostelingitalo / Pinniarningit Okausingillo. : Printed for the British and Foreign Bibles Society, for the use of the Christian Esquimaux in the Mission - Settlements of the United Brethren on the coast of Labrador.
1. Implementation of Section III, Price Waterhouse & Co. Report
(a) Implementation Committee Membership
The General Secretary reported that Chancellor R.H. Soward had been appointed as the layman on the committee appointed by the Council in August.
(b) Report of Committee
Canon L.S. Garnsworthy presented the report of the Committee (copy attached to the official minutes). It was then moved [and seconded].
That the report be received. CARRIED
The recommendations presented were then dealt with as follows:
Moved by Chancellor R.H. Soward, seconded by Dr. E.W. Balcom,
That beginning on January 1, 1968, the recommendation of the Price Waterhouse Report, as in Chart C "Tentative Plan of Church House Operating Division Organization," be put into operation under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Planning, the Director of Parish and Diocesan Services, the Director of National and World Program and the Director of Communications, subject to such modifications as may be necessary in the light of experience. CARRIED
Moved by the Bishop of Brandon, seconded by Lt. Col. D.S. Mitchell,
That the appointments of the Directors in Recommendations (b), (c) and (d) of the Report take effect immediately. CARRIED
That Canon Philip Jefferson be appointed Director of the Division of Parish and Diocesan Services, at a salary of $10,500, to take office immediately (November 16, 1967). CARRIED
That the Rev. Peter Meggs be appointed Director of the Division of Communications, at a salary of $10,000, to take office immediately (November 16, 1967). CARRIED
That Canon Alfred Davis be appointed Director of the Division of National and World Program, at a salary of $10,800, to take office immediately (November 16, 1967). CARRIED
That Mr. John Ligertwood be appointed Director of the Department of Administration and Finance, at a salary of $11,000, effective immediately (November 16, 1967). CARRIED
Directors of four new divisions of the national office of The Anglican Church of Canada were named today.
The appointments were announced by the church's National Executive Council, meeting in Toronto this week to begin implementation of a new management consultant's report on the restructuring of the church's national office.
Rev. Peter A.H. Meggs, 42, has been appointed Director of the Division of Communications.
Rev. Canon Philip C. Jefferson, 39, has been appointed Director of the Division of Parish and Diocesan Services.
Rev. Canon Alfred H. Davis, 65, has been appointed Director of the Division of National and World Program.
John R. Ligertwood, 40, has been appointed Director of the Department of Administration and Finance.
All four men are now presently employed at the national church office at 600 Jarvis Street, Toronto.
The four divisions replace seven departments that had previously carried on the national work of the church.
The appointments were the second step in the restructuring program. Three weeks ago Rev. William E. Lowe, 40, of Burnaby, B.C., was named Director of Planning for the church.
Mr. Meggs was regional director of broadcasting for the CBC in Ottawa when he resigned in 1961 to study theology at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, and at William Temple College in Rugby, England. In 1965 he joined the staff of the church's national office to develop broadcasting activities in cooperation with the United and Roman Catholic Churches in Canada.
Canon Jefferson, a native of Halifax, has supervised curriculum development for the church's Department of Religious Education for the last six years. This department has been incorporated into the new Parish and Diocesan Services Division.
Canon Davis, a native of England, has been general secretary of the church's Department of Missions since 1959. This department, with the Social Service Department, has been incorporated into the National and World Program Division.
Mr. Ligertwood has been general treasurer of the church since his appointment in 1955 following several years with a chartered accountant firm in Winnipeg.
Jerrold F. Hames, London, Ontario, has been appointed press and information officer at the Anglican Church of Canada's national headquarters in Toronto. He will assist Rev. P.A.H. Meggs, supervisor of broadcasting, who became also acting supervisor of information upon the recent resignation of Fred H. Wooding from that post. Mr. Wooding now is engaged in free-lance public relations work.
A graduate of the University of Windsor, Mr. Hames, 26, worked for the Windsor Star before joining the London Free Press in 1964. In addition to covering general assignments such as the Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, he has served as religion editor of the Free Press, reporting major church conferences and activities. He has also written for television and served on the advisory board for the Student Christian Movement at the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Hames takes up his new duties in Toronto on January 16.
Ottawa - A brief on educational broadcasting which contradicts some of the recommendations submitted by Secretary of State, Judy LaMarsh, two weeks ago, was submitted today by members of three religious denominations.
The parliamentary committee on broadcasting, films and assistance to the arts were told by members of the Anglican, United and Roman Catholic churches that educational broadcasting must extend beyond instructional television to include cultural and informational programming for all age levels.
The brief urges that all unused VHF (Very High Frequency) channels be reserved immediately for the development of educational television for a period of at least five years. It also suggests legislation be passed requiring all new television set to be equipped with the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) band.
The brief is endorsed by the Anglican Church National Executive Council, the United Church General Council and the Commissions on Education and Communication of the Roman Catholic Church.
Joining in the presentation were Rev. Peter Meggs, communications director and Mrs. Nancy MacNeill, executive television producer, both of the Anglican Church of Canada; Rev. Keith Woollard, director of broadcasting and Dr. Frank Fidler, associate secretary of the board of Christian education, both of the United Church of Canada and Rev. Edmond J. Roche, director of the national education office of the Canadian Catholic Conference.
Miss Judy LaMarsh stressed that provincial educational authorities should have absolute priority on the transmitting facilities of ETV. The brief by the three churches urges that community interests be strongly represented in ETV administrative organizations by volunteer agencies and community bodies, as well as departments of education, colleges and universities.
The churches' brief also urges that educational broadcasting include general cultural and informational programming in addition to instructional material. Miss LaMarsh said that the objective of ETV programming is "the systematic acquisition or improvement of knowledge" with the participants' results ascertained by examinations, supervision or checking.
Representatives of the churches told the committee that persons at home, as well as children in school, should have access to educational programming and recommended VHF channels should be included in educational programming. Most of the television broadcasting in Canada has been confined to the VHF band of channels.
Miss LaMarsh said the federal government believes ETV facilities should be developed on the UHF band, although this would not mean that UHF bands would all be devoted to educational television.
At present, existing television sets can be modified to receive UHF bands at cost ranging from $25 to $50. In the churches' brief, it is suggested that consideration be given to converting present sets at public expense and to a temporary reduction in the federal tax on UHF sets.
Michael J. O'Meara, former news editor of Canadian Register, has been appointed the new director of the Division of Communications of the Anglican Church of Canada. After careful selection of 26 applicants, from whom only 2 were clerics, Canon John C. Bothwell, Executive Director of Program, has appointed Mr. O'Meara.
Mr. O'Meara, 38, is a practising Roman Catholic layman. Before joining Canadian Register, the national Catholic weekly, he was features writer and senior reporter at the London Free Press. Although his background has been with the press, Mr. O'Meara talks freely about the inadequacy of the print medium alone to assure adequate communication in our time. His primary role as director will be that of administrator, in a National Church House Division which works in the fields of radio, television, public relations and educational resources, as well as in the retailing of books and religious articles.
Profile of Ted Byfield who produced the conservative Anglican Report which "gained a reputation of railing against feminism, abortion, homosexuality and the public school system". "He co-founded the St. John's Cathedral Boys' School and left journalism for 10 years to teach. .... With an emphasis on biblical and moral values, the school built a strong outdoor program into their curriculum including canoe trips of up to 2,800 km. .... Eventually another two schools were started in Ontario and Alberta, but only the school in Edmonton still exists.
Once members of the Anglican Church the Byfields now attend St. Herman's, an English language Russian Orthodox Church in Edmonton.
Text of a message from the Rt. Rev. Riah Hanna Abu El-Assal, Bishop in Jerusalem, announcing the death of Archdeacon Salem Dawani who died at the age of 64. "He came from Nablus, in the northern West Bank, but lived all his life as a refugee in Jordan. He served the congregations in Salt, Jordan and most recently in Amman. He was well known to be a very committed and faithful priest, and was especially respected for pastoral care. He was rector of The Redeemer Church in Amman, which has a congregation of 1700. At a time such as this, people with the experience and unique skills of Archdeacon Salem are badly needed. His passing creates a vacuum in our ministry that will be difficult to fill."
"As suggested by the title, the author is particularly concerned with the question of transformation. Who or what is transformed and from what to what ? Crockett clearly believes that it is the community and not the bread and wine that are ultimately transformed, although the two are not exclusive". In addition, "he offers a comprehensive overview of Eucharistic tradition, tracing the cultural differences at work in some theologies, and reflecting always on the life of the worshipping community. It is well-written and a suitable resource for parish libraries as well as priests' bookshelves".