Authorize Deconsecration of a Sacred Building for use in The Anglican Church of Canada.
Source: Faith, Worship, and Ministry Coordinating Committee
Submitted By: Faith, Worship, and Ministry Coordinating Committee
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?
This liturgical text was developed following extensive study of similar texts in other Provinces and older Canadian sources, and with sensitivity to the pastoral dimensions of what is happening in and around an act of deconsecration. It received helpful feedback and was edited following the trial use, evaluation, and feedback process.
PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTION
In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the members of General Synod present and voting together.
Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass.
If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may immediately before the next item of business require a vote to be taken by dioceses. A motion passes if a majority (or a tie) of dioceses vote in favour.
Source: Sections 4 and 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure.