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.
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].
Annotated list of initiatives in congregational vitality found in Anglican and Lutheran churches across Canada.
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
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.
A listing of Canadian dioceses, bishops with addresses, web sites, and phone numbers
A central location for all resources and information on Jerusalem Sunday. Includes videos, prayers, liturgical resources, and photos from the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.
Mission statement of the Anglican Church of Canada, describing its main beliefs and listing the primary liturgies and selected statements that define those beliefs.
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.
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.
Brief notes on the forms of address of clergy, intended as a quick reference for individuals.
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.
A five-session course that introduces the basic ideas and stimulate reflection on being a missional church. The course in an introduction to missional thinking to those who know something is wrong in the life of the church, but are not sure what it is, how they should think about it, or what might be done … Continued
This initiative is a coached process designed to help already strong congregations become more missional in their particular context. It starts from the assumption that social change has meant that there is no longer an automatic understanding of the role of the parish church in the wider community, and encourages experiments in missional outreach. As … Continued
This program provides theological education by extension for lay people. Weekly seminar groups are led by a trained mentor. Needs at least six participants willing to make a significant commitment. While course material is advanced, the focus is not on intellectual discussion but rather on being challenged and equipped as baptised persons through study, prayer, … Continued
Leadership formation for those looking to connect their Christian faith to bringing about positive change in their organizations and the wider world. The Centre for Christian Studies is grounded in the diaconal tradition, which means being the church in the world. It means standing with those who are marginalized. It means leadership that empowers others, and … Continued
In Sure and Certain Hope: Resources to Assist Pastoral and Theological Approaches to Physician Assisted Dying
Produced by the Faith, Worship, and Ministry Task Force on Physician Assisted Dying, In Sure and Certain Hope presents theological considerations on physician assisted dying and offers new perspectives on palliative and pastoral care, reflecting the changed legal situation in Canada following the February 2015 ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that overturned the previous ban on … Continued
In response to the Primate’s call for every parish in Canada to read aloud the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on June 21, 2016—the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer—or on the Sunday closest, the Rev. Canon Greg Smith created a document offering guidelines for a Ceremony of Solidarity. The document outlines the headings of each the … Continued
This initiative supports experimental activities that explore what it means to participate in God’s mission in the world today. It aims to promote a different way of being church at the individual, congregational and synodical levels, emphasizing reciprocal relationships with neighbours.
This initiative is designed to equip and encourage lay people to invite people to church for specific Sunday services each year. The program includes invitation postcards and posters, usually customized by each diocese. Training videos are available on the Season of Invitation website. Can be done in conjunction with the Spirit of Invitation six-week program.
A series of workshops over three days for clergy and lay leaders in rural pastoral charges and parishes who are actively seeking information and guidance to help them in providing leadership in current rapid transition. Also for theological students needing training in these areas.
Designed to reach young families who have not had a church experience as well as those families for whom traditional Sunday morning church is not appropriate. Most Messy Churches gather once a month in a church, usually on a day other than Sunday, and use a Biblical story as the theme of the gathering.