Synod rejects changes to Anglican council

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada has rejected the proposal to change the membership of the Anglican Consultative Council. If approved by two-thirds of the member churches of the Communion, Primates would be seated with voice and vote by virtue of their office along with the laity and clergy who are currently elected or appointed to the Council by the members of the Anglican Communion.

According to a news release from the Anglican Church in Canada, Bishop Sue Moxley of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and a member of the Anglican Consultative Council, said the changes would add a third more members to the council, resulting in increased costs.

Appendix One of the Windsor Report suggests the idea of adding the Primates or drawing representatives from “those persons who have a voice within the highest executive body of each province” of the members churches to the Council.

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