General Synod 2007


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Resolution Number: A222 

Subject: Ecumenical Participation in Ordinations

Moved by: The Rt. Rev. George Bruce from the Diocese of Ontario

Seconded By: The Rev. Dr. Richard Leggett from the Diocese of New Westminster

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 this General Synod adopt the “Guidelines for Ecumenical Participation in Ordinations” formulated by the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations and proposed for all churches of the Anglican Communion, as the standard to be generally followed by this Church in all situations in which Anglican bishops and priests are invited to participate in ordinations outside the Anglican Communion, or in which clergy of other churches are invited to participate in Anglican ordinations;

and that all Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada be requested to follow these Guidelines as the standard for Ecumenical Participation in Ordinations when such questions arise.


The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations of the Anglican Communion has proposed common guidelines for all churches of the Anglican Communion with respect to bishops and clergy participating in ordinations.

The guidelines are in Appendix E of the Faith Worship and Ministry Report to the General Synod in the Convening Circular.

Source: Faith Worship and Ministry Committee
(name of committee, diocese, etc.)

Submitted by: Michael Bedford-Jones, Chair

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

Yes ______ No ___X__

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

Yes ______ No ______

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