Morning Prayer was held in the Plenary Hall.
The Acting Primate was in the chair.
Mr. Peter Irish reviewed the Orders of the Day.
Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews introduced the session. Dr. Walter Deller, Principal of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad synthesized the comments gathered earlier from the table group discussions on Clauses One and Two of the proposed resolution on the blessing of same sex unions and gave his interpretation of them. Ms. Leila Zimmer and the Rev. Canon Murray Still introduced Clauses 3 and 4 of the proposed resolution. Mrs. Maria Jane Highway spoke of how the issue had touched First Nations communities and emphasized that time was needed for the discussion to take place. Bishop George Bruce and Bishop Bruce Howe introduced Clause 5 and reported on the activity of the Taskforce on Adequate Episcopal Oversight.
|Moved by:||Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews|
|Seconded by:||Rev. Canon Murray Still|
That this General Synod move into the Committee of the Whole.
The Committee of the Whole discussed the blessing of same sex unions and the resolution coming before Synod.
|Moved by:||Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews|
|Seconded by:||Rev. Canon Philip Poole|
That General Synod rise from the Committee of the Whole.
The Holy Eucharist was celebrated with Bishop Susan Moxley presiding and preaching.
The Prolocutor, Mrs. Dorothy Davies-Flindall rose on a point of personal privilege to commend the work of Anglican Video on its being awarded a Silver Screen Award by the International Film and Television Association for the video, Our Church Lives.
Members of Synod met in provincial groups in order to nominate members to the Council of the General Synod for the 2004-2007 triennium.
The Prolocutor assumed the chair.
Mr. Todd Russell, co-chair of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples introduced the presentation, which gave a brief history of the colonization experience and the experience of relationship between the Anglican Church and Indigenous peoples; their experience of oppression; their Covenant vision of 1994 and the creation of the Indigenous Covenant Implementation Commission (ICIC), formed to respond to The New Agape's goal of self-determination.
|Presenters:||Rev. Arthur Anderson||Mr. Willard Martin|
|Ms. Yolanda Bird||Rev. Gloria Moses|
|Ms. Nina Burnham||Rev. Andrew Wesley|
|Mr. Brian Burrows||Rev. Mervin Wolfleg|
|Ms. Verna Firth|
Bishop Raymond Schultz, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) offered his reflections. Since the signing of the Waterloo Declaration, things have essentially gone very well. He noted the similarities in the two churches’ strategic plans and said that his church, too, was experiencing the same disputes arising from changes in society.
The Acting Primate thanked Bishop Shultz and presented him with an appreciation gift.
Professor Richard Schneider, President of the Canadian Council of Churches, spoke of ecumenism and said that any decision on the issue of the blessing of same sex unions would, for the Anglican Church, be a church-defining moment.
The Acting Primate thanked Professor Schneider and presented him with an appreciation gift.
Dean Louise Peters presented the report of the Nominating Committee listing members elected to the Council of General Synod by the Provincial Caucuses.
THE COUNCIL OF GENERAL SYNOD
Archbishop Andrew Hutchison
Dean Peter Elliott
Mr. Peter Irish
The Hon. Ronald Stevenson
|General Secretary||Archdeacon Jim Boyles (non voting)|
PROVINCE OF CANADA
|Bishop||Bishop Percy Coffin
Bishop Susan Moxley
|Clergy||Archdeacon Dennis Drainville
Archdeacon Cyrus Pitman
|Lay||Mrs. Shara Golden
Mrs. Margaret Jenniex
Mrs. Susan Winn
Mr. Clarence Randell
|Youth||Ms. Melissa Kane|
PROVINCE OF ONTARIO
|Bishop||Bishop Robert Bennett
Bishop Caleb Lawrence
|Clergy||Archdeacon Susan DeGruchy
Dean Peter Wall
|Lay||Mrs. Judy Darling
Mrs. Dorothy Davies-Flindall
Canon Robert Falby
Mrs. Betty Livingston
|Youth||Ms. Meghan Nicholls|
PROVINCE OF RUPERT’S LAND
|Bishop||Bishop Rodney Andrews
Archbishop John Clarke
Archdeacon Larry Beardy
|Lay||Ms. Shelagh Balfour
Ms. Marilyn Dean
Mr. John Hareuther
Ms. Angie Kubluitok
Mr. Peter Monk
|Youth||Ms. Sheba McKay|
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON
|Bishop||Bishop Michael Ingham|
Rev. Canon John Steele
|Lay||Ms. Karen Rinehart-Pidcock
Ms. Dorothy Smith
Mr. Don Thompson
|Youth||Ms. Emily Pollock|
CANADIAN FORCES/MILITARY ORDINARIATE
Archdeacon Karl McLean
|Moved by:||Dean Louise Peters|
|Seconded by:||Bishop Jim Cowan|
That the Report of the Nominating Committee outlining membership on the 2004 – 2007 Council of the General Synod be adopted.