Matthew Puddister


Membership decline steepens

Sharp drop during pandemic: stats officer The COVID-19 pandemic saw a significant decline in church attendance, marking a “radical discontinuity” even with previous downward trends,

Primate, Lutheran head seek Gaza ceasefire, decry antisemitism

Leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) have called for an immediate, permanent ceasefire in Gaza and an end to arms transfers to Israel in a series of statements and open letters to Canadian government officials, while also speaking out against a wave of antisemitism they said began with the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas.

Next up: a female Archbishop of Canterbury?

It’s now ‘entirely thinkable,’ conference hears Thirty years after Victoria Matthews became the first woman to be ordained a bishop in the Anglican Church of

Elizabeth Hutchinson, champion of women’s rights in church, mourned

Elizabeth Hutchinson, an Anglican Award of Merit winner known for her support of women’s rights, died Jan. 19 in Rosemère, Que. She was 90 years old.

A longtime member of Grace Anglican Church, Arundel, Hutchinson served on multiple occasions as a member of General Synod, chairing its worship committee and serving on the Anglican Church of Canada’s Faith, Worship, and Ministry committee.

Homelessness ‘can happen to anyone’

At church encampments, unhoused share challenges of daily survival First part of Welcoming the Stranger, a two-part series. James Patrick Andrew Smith was 16 years

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