At General Synod 2010, Canadian Anglicans considered how to respond to the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant, a document that, if adopted, would define relations among the 38 provinces of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The synod passed resolution A137, which contained several actions relating to the Covenant. It received the final text of the Covenant and requested that “conversations, both within the Anglican Church of Canada and across the Communion, reflect the values of openness, transparency, generosity of spirit, and integrity, which have been requested repeatedly in the context of the discussion of controversial matters within the Communion.”
General Synod 2010 also requested further work. It asked that the Anglican Communion Working Group prepare materials for parishes and dioceses to study and consult on the Covenant. It also asked that the Covenant be referred to the Faith, Worship, and Ministry Committee and the Governance Working Group to provide “advice on the theological, ecclesiological, legal, and constitutional implications of a decision to adopt or not to adopt the Covenant.”
After this period of consultation and study, the Council of General Synod will bring a recommendation regarding adoption to General Synod 2013.
Results of this ongoing work will be posted on this page as they are produced.
Anglican Communion Working Group (June 9, 2011)
Governance Working Group (June 17, 2011)
- Full report on Anglican Covenant: “Legal and Constitutional Issues Presented to the Canadian Church by the Proposed Anglican Covenant”
- Executive Summary