‘This Holy Estate’: The Report of the Commission on the Marriage Canon

Full report from the Commission on the Marriage Canon, which includes: background and terms of reference; input from the broad consultation; details on whether a proposed motion blessing same-sex marriage would contravene the Solemn Declaration of 1893, as well as the question of a conscience clause; biblical and theological rational for a change in teaching on … Continued

A Covenant and our Journey of Spiritual Renewal

Text of the Covenant written by Indigenous members of the Anglican Church of Canada meeting in Winnipeg from April 23-26, 1994, which details the need for Indigenous self-determination within the Church.

A Response to the Windsor Report

Response to the Windsor Report, prepared in March 2007 by the Windsor Report Response Group for the Council of General Synod. In its conclusions, the response affirms the importance of having a relationship of trust within the Anglican Communion and that the Windsor Report is part of a process leading towards healing and reconciliation.

Accessible Customer Service Policy

Text of the church’s policy governing the provision of services to persons with disabilities. Discusses communication, assistive devices, the use of service animals and support persons, notice of service disruptions, staff training and offering feedback.

COGS Highlights

Unofficial notes from meetings of the Council of General Synod (CoGS), the church’s governing body between national meetings of General Synod. Includes highlights from spring and fall CoGS meetings each year starting in 2003.

Commission on the Marriage Canon: Submissions

Submissions by individuals to the Commission on the Marriage Canon, part of a broad consultation mandated by General Synod in 2013. Each submission includes the views of the respondent on allowing the marriage of same-sex couples.

Guidelines for Common Worship for Lutherans and Anglicans in Canada

Revised document (circa spring 2003) by National Church Council of ELCIC and Council of General Synod for ACC, detailing guidelines for common worship among Lutherans and Anglicans. Topics include principles of common planning, contexts and occasions, roles of leadership, guidelines for specific liturgical celebrations and commonly used resources.

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.

Reflections on the Theological and Ecclesiological Implications of the Adoption or Non- Adoption of the Anglican Communion Covenant

November 2012 report by Faith, Worship and Ministry to Council of General Synod offering ‘reflections on the theological and ecclesiological implications of the adoption or non-adoption of the Anglican Communion Covenant.’ Report includes theological vocabulary, context, implications of adopting or not adopting the Covenant and its likely fate. Concluding resolution by FWM Committee carried on October 28, 2012 requests that CoGS receive its report and encourage it to circulate appropriate preparatory materials to General Synod members in advance of General Synod 2013.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Policy and Procedure

Current sexual harrassment and assualt policy/procedure for the Anglican Church of Canada, applicable to national staff members and national volunteers, as revised and adopted by the Council of General Synod 2005.

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.