IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY GHOST. - Amen
We, the Bishop, Clergy and Representatives of the Laity of the Anglican Synod of the Diocese of Caledonia, constituted a Diocese in the year of our Lord 1879, and at this time revising the constitution and canons of the said Diocese, desire to make the following declaration:
We receive the Doctrine, Sacraments, and Discipline of Christ as the same is contained and commanded in Holy Scripture, according as the Church of England has received and set forth the same in its standards of Faith and Doctrine.
We receive the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Church of Canada, to be used according to the forms therin prescribed, for public Prayer, the administration of the Sacraments, and other Holy Offices and of the Ordering of Bishops, Priests and Deacons.
Providing that nothing in the said Book of Common Prayer shall prevent the use of any special prayer drawn up by the House of Bishops, and provided that the Bishop of the Diocese may sanction the abridging of the services, and that he may draw up any form of service for any emergency in the Diocese.
We further acknowledge ourselves bound by all acts that may be passed by General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Anglican Provincial Synod of British Columbia, so far as such act shall not interfere with this Diocese as part of the church Catholic.