A017: Declaration of Principles — Election, etc. of Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces (carried)
Carried by General Synod
Subject: Declaration of Principles — Election, etc. of Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces
Moved By: Major the Rev. Michelle Staples, Canadian Forces
Seconded By: Major the Rev. Todd Meaker, Canadian Forces
Be it resolved that this General Synod:
give second reading 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.
Source: General Synod 2007
Submitted by: the Acting General Secretary
Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? Yes __ No x
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? Yes __ No __
EXPLANATORY NOTE/BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
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 to elect such bishops. 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. This amendment to the Declaration of Principles will give the General Synod comparable authority with respect to the Bishop Ordinary. It is anticipated that the Primate would be authorized to consecrate such bishops. The proposed amendment was given first reading by the General Synod in 2007. All four provincial synods have consented.
PROCEDURE REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION:
The resolution must be passed by two-thirds majorities in each Order at this session of the General Synod.