GS 2007 art 77

GS 2007 Article 77 – Archives of General Synod

The advisory committee reported:

1.      Material

  • 1.1-2 Letters from Burlington-Waterdown and Burlington Ebenezer

2.      Observations

  • 2.1     Burlington-Waterdown reports that it has inspected the archives of Synod Chatham 2004 and found them in good order.
  • 2.2     Burlington-Waterdown recommends the purchase of fire-proof cabinets for storing the archives.
  • 2.3     Burlington Ebenezer (the church for the Archives), states that from a storage, shelving and space perspective the benefits of a building a fire-proof room is greater than acquiring fire-proof cabinets. The cost of a fire-proof room would be approximately $4500 to $5000.00.

3.      Consideration

  • 3.1     It is important to ensure the safety of the archives by following the advice of the Ebenezer church.

4.      Recommendation

Synod decide:

  • 4.1     To thank Burlington Waterdown for examining the archives and reporting to synod.
  • 4.2     To thank Burlington Ebenezer for its work as the archive-retention church.
  • 4.3     To thank br. G. Denbok for his work as archivist.
  • 4.4     To accede to the request for building a fire-proof room for the archives at a cost of up to $5,000.00.


Rev. Nederveen and br. Nordeman abstained according to Art. 32 CO.