Regrets with good wishes were received from the Bishop of James' Bay (Clarke), the Bishop of Toronto (Wilkinson), Bishop Sovereign (senior bishop in years of consecration in the Canadian Church), Bishop Ragg, Bishop Robinson and Bishop Waterman.
(iii) Resignation of Bishop Coleman
The Primate stated that Bishop Coleman has been obliged to submit his resignation from his diocese as of the end of August  because of deterioration in his health. Archbishop Sexton reported that Bishop Coleman has been ordered by his medical advisors to give up work for at least a year. Bishop Coleman possesses great gifts and the Metropolitan said he had accepted his resignation with deep regret. The Primate requested the support of every consideration and prayer on his behalf that he may be able in a year's time to enter again into the full exercise of his episcopal ministry.
The status of Bishop Coleman for the immediate future is a Provincial matter though the Primate felt that he should be considered as "on leave of absence". It was suggested that the Metropolitan of British Columbia should set up a small committee to consider the canonical relationship to the Canadian episcopate of a bishop who resigns his office, this not being clearly defined by the present canons. The suggestion was received favourably without formal action.
The Primate expressed pleasure at the presence of Bishop Dean, Executive Officer of the Anglican Communion, who had come to attend the meetings of the House and General Synod; also, Bishop Greenwood who has returned to take over episcopal duties in the Diocese of Cariboo during Bishop Dean's absence, was warmly welcomed.
That a message of good wishes be sent to all members of the House who are not in attendance.
In addition to those already mentioned this was to include Archbishop Barfoot, Archbishop Dixon, Archbishop Carrington and Bishop Jefferson.
There was discussion concerning the wearing of cassocks for session, there being some inconvenience since meetings were to be held in two locations.
It was moved by the Bishop of Qu'Appelle, seconded by the Bishop of Edmonton:
That the wearing of cassocks be dispensed with.
It was moved in amendment
That cassocks be work for sessions held at St. Mary's Hall during the meeting of the House of Bishops.
The amendment was carried.
Discussion followed on the wearing of cassocks for the Lieutenant-Governor's luncheon at Government House on Thursday. The Archbishop of British Columbia said that it was customary to do so for functions at Government House. It was agreed that the bishops would wear their cassocks.
At an appointed hour the members of the Synod shall assemble at the place of deliberation, the Bishops being habited in their cassocks, when the President, after he has taken his seat, shall state the business before the Synod, specifying when necessary, the order in which it is to be considered. CARRIED in both Houses.