General Synod 2007


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Resolution Number: A025 

Subject: Declaration of Principles - Election, etc. of Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces

Moved by: Archdeacon Karl McLean from the Canadian Forces

Seconded By: from

Note: The mover and the seconder must be members of the General Synod and be present in the House when the resolution is before the synod for debate.


That first reading be given to the Resolution that section 6 of the Declaration of Principles be amended by adding a new clause s) as follows:

s) the appointment, election, confirmation, consecration and resignation of a Bishop Ordinary having jurisdiction over the chaplains of the Anglican Church of Canada on duty with the Canadian Forces.


In 1952 the General Synod authorized the appointment of a Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces. Since then nine active or retired bishops have been appointed to that position. It may be desirable in the future for such bishops to be elected. Diocesan synods, generally, have authority to provide for the election of bishops. The provincial synods have authority with respect to the confirmation of the election, consecration and resignation of bishops in the ecclesiastical provinces. The Council of the General Synod recommends that the General Synod be given comparable authority with respect to the Bishop Ordinary. It is anticipated that the Primate would be authorized to consecrate such bishops. The proposed amendment to the Declaration of Principles must be passed by two-thirds majorities in each Order at two successive sessions of the General Synod and requires the consent of the four provincial synods.

Source: The Council of the General Synod
(name of committee, diocese, etc.)

Submitted by: The General Secretary

A) Does this motion contain within it any financial implications?

Yes ______ No ______

B) If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?

Yes ______ No ______

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