Supporting the Bishop Ordinary Trust
As Anglican Bishop Ordinary, our Bishop visits chaplains and troops in garrison, in their homes and in the field—a visible reminder of our Anglican identity and the ties that we have with the larger Anglican Communion. As chief presider and guarantor of ministry and sacrament, it is he who is the symbol of unity for both Anglican clergy and laity.
Of the 29 Anglican dioceses in Canada, the Anglican Military Ordinariate is the ninth largest grouping of clergy and laity in the country. Given our size, the requirement of a Bishop Ordinary totally dedicated to providing Episcopal ministry and oversight is critical.
Due to the way Anglicans have been organized in the CF since WWII as part of the Protestant Chaplaincy, it is necessary to fund the ministry of the Bishop Ordinary by means of endowments.
Honouring the Past
The Anglican Military Ordinariate of Canada reflects faithfully the role of the Chaplain Branch of the Canadian Forces by reflecting on our story, history and traditions that mark in a decisive fashion the presence and role of the Anglican Communion (its clergy and people) in the life and mission of the Canadian Forces.
Chaplains are committed to remembering the sacrifices of the past through participation in commemoration events around the world and the support of Legions and veterans.
The Ordinariate has been blessed by Bishops from across the country who have served with pastoral zeal and dedication. Honouring their example, and the examples of hundreds of Anglican chaplains over the years, the Ordinariate supports the training of Anglican candidates for ministry through the Ivor Norris bursary.
Sustaining the Present
We sustain the present by the active ministry in Word and Sacrament of our Anglican chaplains and the critical role of our laity in the mission of the Church.
As an integral part of our mandate that we share with all military chaplains we minister to our own in providing the sacramental, liturgical and pastoral care to which Anglican military members and their families have a right; we facilitate the worship of others in seeing to it that people of all faiths have access to the spiritual resources they require and we care for all in meeting the needs of all who come to us for assistance, regardless of where they may be on their spiritual journey.
Investing in the Future
We are committed to investing in the future by examining how we, as a family composed of Bishop, clergy and laity can and must evolve in our ministry of service to Canadian Forces personnel and their families. The Bishop Ordinary hosts an annual spiritual retreat for Anglican chaplains and works to institute programs of Anglican initiation throughout the CF.
To make a Lasting Contribution Please Contact:
The Anglican Military Ordinariate/Bishop Ordinary Trust
80 Hayden Street
Treasurer of the Anglican Military Ordinariate
Bldg. 469, CFSU(O) Uplands,
Or print the Bishop Ordinary Trust Contribution Form and mail it to the address above.
Or contribute online through Canada Helps.