On Jan. 2, the Anglican Church of Canada appointed Archdeacon Bruce Myers, missioner of communications in the diocese of Quebec, to a one-year, part-time position as coordinator for ecumenical relations with the Faith, Worship and Ministry (FWM) department of General Synod.
The coordinator’s role was previously filled by Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan, former director of FWM, and now with the Anglican Communion office in London, then by theologian Natasha Klukach, who currently serves with the World Council of Churches in Geneva.
“I’ve always had a passion for ecumenism,” says Myers, who is manager of the Quebec diocese’s website and editor of its newspaper, The Gazette. “Early on, I recognized that it was not right that the body of Christ was divided into so many pieces.”
Myers will provide staff support to Anglicans engaged in bilateral dialogues, including the Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Dialogue. He will remain based in Quebec, where he served as incumbent at St. Michael’s Sillery until Jan 8.