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Saskatoon diocese reps attend seminar on global mission

Mission work by the Diocese of Saskatoon looks to gain in strength after co-chairs of its external outreach committee attended the Learning for International Faith Engagement (LIFE) seminar, Jan. 17 to 18. Presented by the Canadian Churches’ Forum for Global Ministries (CCF), the LIFE seminars—which take place at least twice a year—aim to help people more »

Michael Peers fêted at book launch

The life and work of Archbishop Michael Peers, former primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, were the focus at Church House on Thursday during the official launch of the book More Than I Can Say: Michael Peers—A Memoir. A collection of stories and anecdotes from more than 70 contributors who have known Peers through more »

Healing amidst grief and loss for the people of Old Crow

This article was written by Sharon Dewey Hetke on behalf of the Council of the North. In the Yukon community of Old Crow, Bishop Larry Robertson hears the snow crunch under his boots as he walks to the community hall. On this -43 C evening, there is a fog in the air that you can more »

Bible study brings scripture alive for Lent

A new contextual Bible study is set to bring the message of the scriptures to Anglicans and Lutherans in a relevant, accessible way this Lenten season. Endorsed by members of the Joint Anglican-Lutheran Commission (JALC), the shared resource is available free online and represents another initiative in the full communion partnership between the Anglican Church more »

Threshold Ministries provide practical resources for evangelism

Its name may have changed, but the organization formerly known as the Church Army in Canada retains its singular focus on evangelism while offering an ever-increasing range of practical resources for those called to ministry. Threshold Ministries, which traces its roots to the Church Army founded by 19th century British evangelist William Carlile, adopted its more »

Journal launches special TRC web page

General Synod Communications and the Anglican Journal, the church’s editorially independent newspaper, have entered into a partnership to distribute stories of national significance. This story is shared through this arrangement. This story was originally published on the Anglican Journal website on January 12, 2015. The Anglican Journal’s extensive and award-winning coverage of the historic Truth and Reconciliation more »

Right to Water project helps youth make a difference

Anglican and Lutheran youth across Canada have the opportunity to bring water to homes in a remote, northern fly-in community as part of the ongoing National Youth Project (NYP). A joint effort between the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada that works through the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund more »

Church archivists hit milestone in submission of residential school records

Archivists at the Anglican Church of Canada have completed the digitization of paper records related to Indian residential schools, marking a major step forward for the church’s work with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Nearly 300,000 digitized pages held by the church have now been submitted to the TRC for transfer to the National more »

Parish community farm gets a boost from Anglican Foundation

Parishioners in a remote Quebec island community have gained major support for their ecclesiastically based community farm, thanks to a grant from the Anglican Foundation of Canada. Located near Grosse Île in the Diocese of Quebec, All Saints Memorial church on Entry Island recently received a $15,000 innovative ministries grant from the foundation for its more »

“Singing a Song of Hope”

A sermon by Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, delivered on New Year’s Day 2015 at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa. Today, dear friends, we celebrate the naming of the Lord. Second only to the joy of the birth of a child is the delight of parents in naming their new more »