In Service of Communion

Final report of the General Synod Task Force on Jurisdiction to the Council of General Synod and the Canadian House of Bishops, dated February 2002. Discusses origins of ‘jurisdiction’ as a feature of life in the church, communion and authority, authority as jurisdiction, doctrine and discipline, tradition ethics and morality. Includes responses to questions posed in terms of reference and an appendix on jurisdictional canons in review.

Job Listings

Current job listings for the Anglican Church of Canada, complete with search function. Ability for associated organizations to post positions.

Making Disciples: the Catechumenate in the Anglican Church

List of resources created by group of lay people and clergy working with John Hill as further development of ideas in his book “Making Disciples” to make catechumenate easier to understand and implement in parish, offered by Liturgy Working Group of FWM for purposes of study and evaluation.

New Agape Project

Table of contents for A New Agape: The Resource Binder, a document offering stories and ideas to promote healing and reconciliation.

Pandemic preparedness: an introductory article

Introductory article written by Bishop Victoria Matthews exploring issues that Canadian Christians may face during a pandemic, following upon a discussion of the Human Life Task Force of FWM and written at its request.

Reims Statement: Praying with One Voice

Complete text of the Rheims Statement, from a colloquium sponsored by the English Language Liturgical Consultation. Discussed liturgy and ecumenism, common texts, and the Revised Common Lectionary. Lists participants in the colloquium.

Scripture and Homosexuality

Short collation of essays written for Canadian Anglican discussions or recommended by Canadian dioceses representing variety of perspectives on homosexuality, including the role of scripture.

The Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue

Background information on the Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue, a group of bishops from Canada, the United States and various African countries that began at the 2008 Lambeth Conference.

The Iona Report

Report of the Faith, Worship, and Ministry Committee’s Task Force on the Diaconate.

The Mississauga Declaration

Text of the Mississauga document, written on Sept. 17, 2011 at the Four Points in Toronto. Offers an assessment of the state of Indigenous ministry 17 years after the Covenant and a vision for renewal and restoration.

The Report of the Task Force on Theological Education, 2000 (The Bays Report)

Report offers background on origins of Task Force on Theological Education and lists different groups consulted. Summary of the discussion includes roles, skills and knowledge and qualities that those consulted felt individuals ordained to the priesthood should have. An evaluation of the process, comments and recommendations of the Task Force to FWM follow, along with … Continued

The Theological Bases of Community: Creation, the Holy Spirit, the Church

Thoughts by Joanne McWilliam of Christ Church, Deer Park, Toronto, on what preparations the church might take in the case of a pandemic, exploring the theological aspects of human communities, the community of Creation, the body of Christ, the community of the Spirit, the image of God. Questions for discussion are provided.

The Whole Message Conference

List of electronic copies of papers produced at the Ottawa conference that took place from April 13-14, 2007, including the pre-conference address, keynote speeches and final plenary and General Synod recommendations.