Resources

The Resource Centre is a centralized online hub containing links to resources produced by the Anglican Church of Canada. New resources are uploaded on a regular basis and may be viewed by topic, keyword and/or audience.

The varied collection of church resources available through this web page includes liturgical materials, prayer and worship texts, policy documents, committee reports, ecumenical and interfaith resources, and information about the church and its different ministries. Scroll down to browse different topics or find what you’re looking for in the search bar below.

This section of the website is currently under development. We welcome your questions and comments at [email protected].

Popular Resources

Liturgical Texts Online

The Book of Alternative Services (BAS) and supplementary resources are now available for download. In 2009, the Council of General Synod authorized the online publication of these texts. The goals are to assist liturgy planners and to encourage future web-based work of liturgical text development.

‘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

Compendium of the Church Mice

The Compendium of the Church Mice is a creative year-long Sunday school curriculum that weaves in the Marks of Mission. It is one of several projects emerging from General Synod’s Marks of Mission initiative.

Archives in the Anglican Church of Canada

Directory for Canadian Anglican archives across the country, including General Synod archives and archives for dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces. Contains contact information and chief archivist for each.

Texts for trial use and feedback

The General Synod of 2010 mandated Faith, Worship, and Ministry to establish a Liturgy Task Force to work on the revision of our contemporary language liturgical texts.

Anglican Indian and Eskimo Residential Schools

List of Indian and Eskimo residential schools adminstered by the Anglican Church of Canada, with the location and lifespan of each school and its authorized enrolment. Links are provided with information on each school.

Online lectionary

Daily Bible readings from the Anglican Church of Canada’s adaptation of the Revised Common Lectionary.

New Resources

General Synod 2016

Information about the 41st General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. Reports and resolutions from the meeting will be posted as soon as they are available.

General Synod Archives collections

Information on the holdings of the General Synod archives, complete with lists of records from different collections. Among the archival material are records from General Synod and related organizations, as well as personal papers. Links are provided to a microfilm list from the General Synod archives and fonds from the Arctic and Keewatin dioceses.

‘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

2015 Sacred Circle: Lifted on the Wings of Faith

Description of the 2015 Sacred Circle featuring highlights and daily reports. News articles from anglican.ca and the Anglican Journal provide a day-by-day account of the meeting from Aug. 16-22 in Port Elgin, Ont., while selected documents provide vital background on the discussion.

Indigenous Catechist Training Manual

Published through the Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, this training manual serves as a comprehensive outline for Indigenous catechism. A series of modules cover seven key topics: prayer and worship; the nature of human beings, God, and the Creeds; the Holy Scriptures; the Ten Commandments; sin and redemption; the Sacraments; the church, the … Continued

Contact Staff

General Synod staff contact information. Includes phone numbers, emails, and titles. Links to PWRDF, Anglican Pension, and Anglican Foundation of Canada contact information.

2014 Annual Report

Produced by Resources for Mission in consultation with the Communications and Information Resources department, the report offers donors and church members valuable information on the activity of General Synod ministries from January to December 2014. Financial statements make up a core element of the report, providing accountability for church spending.

Handbook of General Synod

Current Constitution, Rules of Order, Canons of General Synod, with Appendices. Current edition: 17th, Published 2013.

Liturgical Texts in Cree

Initial selection of liturgical texts in the Cree language. Family prayers, psalms and hymns are all included.