Anglican Journal Staff


Prayer at Epiphany

God of pilgrims, teach us to recognize your dwelling-place in the love, generosity, and support of those with whom we share our journey, and help

The Faces of Council of General Synod

Queen of the Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga, Ont. November 28, 2018 Important discussions and decisions came out of Council of General Synod, and here are

22-day campaign to focus on Healing Fund

The Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod has requested bishops and deans to focus, for 22 days, from May 31 to June 21, on renewing the church’s commitment to support the work of the Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation through prayers, participation in awareness-raising campaigns and donations.

Iraqi refugee becomes Anglican priest

Fr. Ayoob Shawkat Adwar, a priest in the Chaldean Catholic Church, was received as an Anglican priest at a ceremony in Surrey, B.C. March 26.

Aftermath of the Palm Sunday explosion at St. George’s Coptic Church in Tanta, north of Cairo. Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Hiltz asks Anglicans to pray for victims of attacks in Egypt, Syria

In the wake of the Palm Sunday bombings in Egypt April 9 and the suspected chemical attack in Syria April 4, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada today asked Anglicans to pray for the victims, their grieving families and churches who continue bear witness to their faith in the midst of conflict.

National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, during an Indigenous Eucharist at General Synod 2016. Photo: Art Babych

National Indigenous bishop’s votes at GS 2016 not recorded due to error

None of the electronic votes cast by National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald were recorded at the recently concluded General Synod, July 7-12, because he was “erroneously listed” as “non-voting,” Archdeacon Michael Thompson, general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada, confirmed today.

New CoGS members elected

The Ottawa delegates to General Synod conferring on the elections to the Council of General Synod. #GS2016 – Diocese of Ottawa (@OttawaAnglican) July 9,

Archbishop Fred Hiltz (middle), primate of the Anglican Church of Canada and president of the PWRDF board, and Adele Finney (right), PWRDF executive director, welcome William Postma. Photo: Simon Chambers

PWRDF appoints development veteran as new director

On June 13, William Postma, who has been working in international development since 1991, will assume the role of executive director of The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the relief and development agency of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Archdeacon Michael Thompson, the church’s general secretary, decided not to make the documents available, saying, “We have not developed a policy about how a not-public document becomes accessible to the press.”

Anglican Journal denied access to CoGS documents

Documents that traditionally have been made available to Anglican Journal staff were withheld from them at the March 10-13 meeting of Council of General Synod (CoGS), the church’s governing body between General Synods.

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Happy Family Day

The Anglican Journal office will be closed Monday, Feb. 15, for the Family Day holiday.

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A holy Lent

February 10 is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, says primates remain committed “even in the face of deep differences of theological conviction concerning same-sex marriage – to walk together and not apart.”

Censure of U.S. church will weigh on Canada, says Hiltz

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, acknowledged tonight that the decision by the majority of primates to temporarily suspend the Episcopal Church from taking part in the Anglican Communion’s decision-making related to doctrine and polity “will weigh into” the Anglican Church of Canada’s own deliberations about same-sex marriage this July.

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Merry Christmas

The Anglican Journal office will be closed for Christmas holidays from Dec. 23, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016.

Bishop William Anderson was elected bishop of the diocese of Caledonia in 2001. Photo: Contributed

Bishop of Caledonia to retire

After a decade and a half of service, the bishop of the diocese of Caledonia, William Anderson, will be retiring next fall.

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