Resolution A121


Subject: Embodying God’s Call

Moved by: 
Chancellor David Jones, Diocese of Edmonton

Seconded by: Ms. P. Jane Osler, Diocese of New Westminster

Be it resolved that this General Synod

General Synod receive the report of the Structures Working Group entitled “Embodying God’s Call” and commend it to the Council of General Synod as a guiding document in moving forward with the structural renewal of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Source: Council of General Synod

Submitted by: Chancellor David Jones, Diocese of Edmonton

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


In January 2013 the Primate convened a national consultation in response to the call of Vision 2019 as adopted by General Synod meeting in 2010 in Halifax. The consultation, named “Embodying God’s Call” led to a report with the same title, produced by the Structures Working Group named by the Primate at the end of that consultation. “Embodying God’s Call” was presented to the Council of General Synod at its March 2013 meeting, and this resolution asks that it continue to inform the work of renewing the structures of the national church in alignment with Vision 2019 and in service to God’s mission.


In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the Order of Bishops, and by a majority of the Orders of Clergy and Laity 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 require a vote to be taken by dioceses. A motion passes if a majority of dioceses (or a tie) vote in favour.

Source: Section 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure