Resolution Number: 1994-A016
Title: On the Topic of the Constitutional Article on Forms of Worship
Legislative Action Taken: Rejected
Final Text:

Resolution Rejected. See Legislative History for original text of the resolution.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, 1994 (New York: General Convention, 1995), pp. 634-635.

Legislative History

Author: The Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons
Originating House: House of Deputies
Originating Committee: Committee on Constitution

House of Deputies

Original Text of Resolution:


Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, That the second paragraph of Article X of the Constitution be amended by adding the following sub-paragraph (c):

c. Provide for limited use for other forms of worship on an experimental basis for such periods of time and upon such terms and conditions as the General Convention may provide.

Committee No. 4 on Constitution presented its Report #7 on Resolution A016 (Second Reading, Const. X Experimental Forms of Worship) and moved the resolution, recommending rejection.

Debate followed on A016.

The question was called to terminate debate on A016.

Motion carried

Debate terminated

Ballot #7: Vote by Orders

Ballot #7 was taken on A016, which as a constitutional amendment requires a two-thirds majority vote.

Ballot #7 taken by orders

Results of Ballot #7: A016

The Secretary announced the results of Ballot #7 on A016

Type Total Necessary Yes No Divided Results
Lay: 112 57 34 64 14 Defeated
Clerical: 113 57 30 71 12 Defeated

Motion defeated

Resolution rejected

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #141)

Resolution Rejected.

Report Reference:   Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons, Reports to the 71st General Convention, 1994, pp. 37-133.
Abstract:   The 71st General Convention rejects on second reading the resolution amending Constitution Article X concerning the experimental use of other forms of worship.

For the first reading of this constitutional amendment, see Resolution 1991-A121 ( Journal of General Convention, 1991, p. 405).