General Synod 2007


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“If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.” (Romans 8:11)

Members of General Synod

We record with gratitude the names of former members of the General Synod, known to us, who have died since the 2004 session of General Synod.


The Rt. Rev. Douglas A. Ford Dioceses of Saskatoon and Calgary
The Rt. Rev. Henry Gordon Hill Diocese of Toronto
The Most Rev. Edward W. Scott Primate
The Rt. Rev. George Snell Diocese of Toronto


The Ven. Harry Hilchey General Secretary, General Synod
The Ven. Edward (Ted) Light General Secretary, General Synod
The Ven. David Woeller General Secretary, General Synod


Mrs. Margaret Imogene Appes Diocese of Huron
Mrs. Virginia Church Diocese of Calgary
Canon Grant Hyslop Diocese of Keewatin
Mr. Hugh Lawson Diocese of Brandon
Mr. Kenneth W. Lemon Diocese of Huron
Mrs. Hazel Vail Diocese of Brandon
Dr. Lawrence Layard Whytehead Diocese of Rupert’s Land

The Most Rev. Edward Walter (Ted) Scott

April 30, 1919 – June 21, 2004

Archbishop Ted Scott was the 10th Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada serving from 1971 to 1986. He was ordained in 1942 and served in parishes in British Columbia and Manitoba. He was Bishop of Kootenay from 1966 to 1971. At the age of 51 he became the youngest bishop to be elected Primate. It was under his primacy that the first Canadian Anglican women were ordained.

On the international stage he attended two Lambeth Conferences, four meetings of the Anglican Consultative Council and served on the Standing Committee of the Council for seven years. He was named Moderator of the World Council of Churches from 1975 to 1983 and hosted the WCC General Assembly in Vancouver in 1983. He received the Pearson Peace Medal in 1998 and was named to the Order of Canada in 1978. He was an outspoken opponent of apartheid in South Africa and supporter of social justice issues.

The Venerable Edwin Stanley (Ted) Light

March 19, 1914 – May 21, 2005

Ordained for the Diocese of Saskatchewan in 1938, Archdeacon Light was a graduate of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon. During the Second World War he served as a chaplain in England and Germany. This chaplaincy continued after the war and he served with the Forces for 27 years. In 1966 he was appointed Chaplain General with the rank of Brigadier General.

Archdeacon Light retired from the military in 1968 to become General Secretary and served until 1979 under two primates, Archbishops Howard Clark and Ted Scott. He served on numerous national and international committees including the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches. After his retirement as General Secretary he continued to be active in the church, becoming the Executive Officer for the Provincial Synod of Ontario in 1980.

The Venerable Harry St. Clair Hilchey

February 12, 1922 – November 17, 2006

Ordained in the Diocese of Toronto in 1944, Archdeacon Hilchey served the Anglican Church of Canada in many capacities. After his ordination in Toronto he served in the Dioceses of Toronto, Nova Scotia and Montreal where he was principal of the Montreal Diocesan Theological College from 1974 to 1978.

He attended at least a dozen meetings of General Synod as a member and served on the National Executive Council. He was Deputy Prolocutor of General Synod in 1974, Prolocutor from 1975 to 1979 and served as General Secretary under two primates, Archbishops Ted Scott and Michael Peers from 1979 to 1987.

After his retirement from General Synod he served Toronto’s Wycliffe College as Director of Development and Communications, acting principal and archivist. He had just finished a book of memoirs called “Ministry in Many Places” before he died.

The Ven. David John Woeller

April 17, 1926 – July 12, 2006

Archdeacon David Woeller was ordained in the Diocese of Edmonton in 1952. He served in the Dioceses of Toronto, Niagara and Montreal. In 1975 he joined the Diocese of Huron as Program Officer and later as Executive Officer.

His service with General Synod began in 1965 when he was Director of Personnel and Training for the Missionary Society for the Church of England in Canada. From 1971 to 1974 he headed the Latin America desk of the then World Mission Department.

During his time in Huron, Archdeacon Woeller was a member of General Synod and served on the Long Range Planning Committee and later the National Executive Council. He became General Secretary in 1987 and served until 1993.


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