"This paper was originally thought of simply as a report of inter-Anglican financial affairs. A number of colleagues then felt that more was needed, that some general statistical account of the Anglican Communion would be helpful in our consultations in Canada [at the 1963 Anglican Congress]. A questionnaire was duly circulated, somewhat hastily; it met with only half-hearted response, I'm afraid; and the results are fragmentary indeed. They are reproduced in part, however, although they will not be profoundly useful. Then in a third section, some thoughts are introduced dealing with the complicated problems of a just system of apportionment. .... The first section deals with reports of our actual inter-Anglican operations. These pages are mainly for the record. The third section raises the question 'What is the fair basis for apportioning costs among the churches of the Anglican Communion ?' The whole paper is intended to be a convenience in discussion and nothing more". -- Intro.
Contents divided into three sections: I: Reports -- II: Membership and Ministry -- III: The Sharing of Costs.
Contents: Introduction / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr. -- I: Reports : Inter-Anglican Budgets, 1962 Report -- Current Budgets -- Current Apportionment. -- II: Membership and Ministry : Churches, Provinces, Dioceses -- Church Membership -- Congregations and Clergy -- Income -- Missionary Money and Manpower -- III: The Sharing of Costs / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr.
Note printed on verso of t.-p.: "N.B. This document is confidential, until released by the Executive Officer. It is intended for circulation and discussion by the members of the Lambeth Consultative Body and the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy, and such advisory and other persons only as are designated to receive it. It has no official standing or authority save as may be given it by appropriate action. Its use for general public discussion is not authorized".
It is proposed to establish an ecumenical chapel at London Airport, Heath Row, England, to be known as St. George's Chapel. The British Government has provided the site, substantial gifts have been made to the building costs, and major sums have been received from the churches and airlines in Great Britain. The member churches of the Canadian Council of Churches have been approached to see if they would be prepared to recommend to Air Canada that it makes a donation to this project.
At its recent meeting, the Committee on Ecumenical Affairs approved the resolution, "That the matter be referred to the National Executive Council for its sympathetic consideration."
That the Anglican Church of Canada, through the National Executive Council, cooperate with other churches in Canada in soliciting from Air Canada a donation to this project. CARRIED