Matt Puddister


  • Matt Puddister

    Matthew Puddister (aka Matt Gardner) is a staff writer for the Anglican Journal. Most recently, Puddister worked as corporate communicator for the Anglican Church of Canada, a position he held since Dec. 1, 2014. He previously served as a city reporter for the Prince Albert Daily Herald. A former resident of Kingston, Ont., Puddister has a degree in English literature from Queen’s University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario. He will continue to support corporate communications efforts during his time at the Journal.


Health-care chaplains become official FWM ministry network

Council of General Synod (CoGS) has recognized Anglican health-care chaplains, also known as spiritual care professionals, as an official network of the national church’s department of Faith, Worship, and Ministry (FWM).

Provinces absent from Lambeth have left Communion: primate

The Anglican churches in Nigeria, Uganda and Rwanda have effectively separated from the Anglican Communion by refusing to participate in the Lambeth Conference, says Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Judy Robinson to retire as pensions director

The Anglican Church of Canada’s Pension Office Corporation will see a change in leadership after director Judy Robinson announced her retirement effective Dec. 31, 2022.

Prayer Book app now available in Inuktitut

A mobile app featuring daily prayers from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) in English now also features Bible prayers in Inuktitut—and will soon expand into other languages.

What are the Lambeth Calls?

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby decided on the Lambeth Calls as a new process to organize discussion at the 2022 Lambeth Conference. The Calls consist of a series of declarations, affirmations and common appeals to the church on 10 key issues.

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Say Yes! to Kids campaign goes annual, inspires hope for youth ministry

Strong response from Anglicans across Canada was a major factor in the foundation’s decision to transform Say Yes! to Kids from a one-time effort into an ongoing annual campaign, Anglican Foundation of Canada communications and development consultant Michelle Hauser says.

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‘He loved Jesus and he loved people’

From his time as a parish priest through his tenure as the seventh Anglican bishop of Fredericton from 1989 to 2000, George Lemmon’s ministry consistently focused on making time for others.

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