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New executive director appointed at Sorrento Centre

Currently the rector of St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Kamloops, B.C., the Very Rev. Louise Peters will be stepping into a new role this spring as she takes on the position of executive director at the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre. The Ven. Andrew Pike, board chair and a member of the search committee, announced more »

Project editor shares insights into making of Anglican directory

For most church members, the release of the 2015 Anglican Church Directory means having an up-to-date source of information on dioceses, parishes and clergy across the country. For those who produce the directory, however, its release marks the culmination of a long period of work—one characterized by a meticulous attention to detail. The leading force more »

Anglican Alliance director strengthens partnerships at ‘lunch and learn’

The co-director of the Anglican Alliance stopped by Church House on Friday, Feb. 20 for a visit that highlighted ongoing work of the Alliance as well as how the Anglican Church of Canada might continue to build and strengthen effective partnerships. The Rev. Rachel Carnegie, named as joint executive director in 2013, spoke with Church more »

Community café breaks down barriers for Calgary youth

Established in 2012 by St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Calgary, the Ohana Community Café has developed into a wildly popular space for area students who find food, fellowship and opportunities within its doors. The non-profit café, which operates out of a lower hall in the church, started as an after-school drop-in program for students at more »

Diocesan eco-justice unit stirs debate on B.C. transit referendum

As Metro Vancouver residents prepare to vote in an upcoming transit referendum, members of the Diocese of New Westminster Eco-Justice Unit are hoping to promote discussion on wider issues of social and ecological justice. Starting on March 16 and running through May 29, Elections B.C. will administer a plebiscite through a mail-in ballot in which more »

Anglican Directory boasts rich history

The newest edition of the Anglican Church Directory was released on Feb. 10, reinforcing the book’s status as the definitive reference for Anglicans in Canada. In its current form, the directory provides a complete list of contact information for all dioceses, parishes and clergy in the Anglican Church of Canada as well as General Synod more »

Task Force on Physician Assisted Suicide seeks input from Anglicans

In the wake of a historic ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada on doctor-assisted suicide, an Anglican task force is looking to hear the views of interested church members on this controversial issue. Formed last year by the co-ordinating committee for Faith, Worship and Ministry, the Task Force on Physician Assisted Suicide is calling more »

Lenten video meditations find God’s presence in darkness

A contemplative video series is set to take viewers on a journey through the dark this Lenten season, highlighting God’s enduring presence en route to the joy of Easter morning. Produced by the Rev. Tay Moss of the Church of the Messiah in Toronto for the Anglican Church of Canada, Like Watchmen for the Morning more »

John Robertson retires from General Synod

In 1994, Archdeacon John Robertson began work with the General Synod in the area of financial development, work that would strengthen and renew the financial life not only of the General Synod, but of parishes, dioceses, and ministries across Canada, including the Anglican Foundation and the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. After 21 years more »

A Statement from the Primate on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Physician-Assisted Dying

The recent ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada, striking down the long held ban on physician-assisted dying is cause for celebration among many Canadians and cause for great concern among many others. For those who have long advocated for a person’s right, in the face of immense and intolerable suffering, to end their life more »