Disagreement over name resolved

Published April 1, 2009


Initially launched in late February as the Canadian Anglican Foundation, a new foundation created to fund “traditional” Anglican ministries has been renamed the Cranmer Foundation of Canada (CFoC).

It was renamed in response to objections from the Anglican Foundation of Canada, an independent body that awards grants and loans to Anglican churches in Canada. Because the names were similar, the Anglican Foundation of Canada feared public confusion.

John vanNostrand Wright, executive director of the Anglican Foundation of Canada, thanked the Cranmer Foundation for graciously acceding to the request.

Michael Daley, CFoC chief communications officer, said the new foundation will focus on supporting “traditional” Anglican ministries. He defined “traditional” as “Anglicans who are committed to the classic formulary of the Prayer Book, the 39 Articles (statements of Anglican belief approved by the British parliament in 1571), who practise traditional Anglican liturgy.” Mr. Daley added that the CFoC would consider applications for funding from “Anglicans who believe the traditional Anglican and Catholic views on human sexuality.”


  • Leigh Anne Williams

    Leigh Anne Williams joined the Anglican Journal in 2008 as a part-time staff writer. She also works as the Canadian correspondent for Publishers Weekly, a New York-based trade magazine for the book publishing. Prior to this, Williams worked as a reporter for the Canadian bureau of TIME Magazine, news editor of Quill & Quire, and a copy editor at The Halifax Herald, The Globe and Mail and The Bay Street Bull.

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