On Friday morning, December 8th there was further discussion on the Statement presented by Bishop Short relative to the procedures in dealing with the decision of the House. This resulted in the following motion.
"That the Primate be responsible for a Press release as soon as is advisable." CARRIED
(The new Canon (B.15A) of the Church of England 1972 is in Appendix B).
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Canon B. 15 A
Of the Admission to Holy Communion
1. There shall be admitted to the Holy Communion:
(a) Members of the Church of England who have been confirmed in accordance with the rites of that Church or are ready and desirous to be so confirmed or who have been otherwise episcopally confirmed with unction or with the laying on of hands, except as provided by the next following Canon:
(b) Baptized persons who are communicant members of other Churches which subscribe to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, and who are in good standing in their own Church;
(c) Any other baptized person authorized to be admitted under regulations of the General Synod; and
(d) Any baptized person in immediate danger of death.
2. If any person by virtue of sub-paragraph (b) above regularly received the Holy Communion over a long period which appears likely to continue indefinitely, the minister shall set before him the normal requirements of the Church of England for communicant status in that Church.
3. Where any minister is in doubt as to the application of this Canon, he shall refer the matter to the Bishop of the Diocese or other Ordinary and follow his guidance thereon.