Matthew Puddister


  • Matthew 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.


Building ‘a stronger sense of healing’

On Dec. 5 Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, along with Canon Murray Still and Caroline Chum, co-chairs of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), announced that diocese of Saskatoon Bishop Chris Harper had been named national Indigenous Anglican archbishop.

Everyone must work to make church safer, primate says

Ongoing work to make the Anglican Church of Canada safer must continue so that every member of the church knows and respects the boundaries that should accompany relationships, says Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Oulton to resign as bishop of Ontario

Bishop Michael Oulton has announced plans to resign as bishop of Ontario, making way for his successor to attend the next diocesan synod and General Synod.

Diocese says it supports sex-abuse trial of ex-priest

The diocese of Huron says it supports a criminal trial examining new allegations against a former Anglican priest convicted of sexual abuse as both the diocese and ex-priest face a $4.1 million lawsuit.

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.

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