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.

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.

Creation Matters downloadable poster

Poster describes ways in which parishes and individuals can embody the fifth Mark of Mission, “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and renew the life of the earth” in their daily lives.

Eucharistic practice and the risk of infection

Offers general guidelines on the risk of transmission of infections through eucharistic practice (for AIDS as well as other infections), including through intiction. Other dangers are discussed, such as communicating with the ill in hospital or breaking the bread with contaminated hands.

Financial resources and agency agreements

Obligations of parishes, dioceses and institutions of the Anglican Church of Canada to comply with Canada Revenue Agency standards and Canadian charity law in sending tax-protected dollars abroad to mission partners. Contact information for Global Relations is provided to offer further information on agency agreements to parishes, dioceses and institutions.

Find a Church

Search our directory to find an Anglican parish near you.

Florence Li Tim-Oi, Memorial, February 26

Text for memorial of the Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi, added to February 26 on the Book of Alternative Services calendar (the day of her death) by General Synod 2004. Includes sentence, collect, readings, prayer over the gifts, proper preface of a saint, and prayer after communion.

Galilee Report

The Primate’s Theological Commission to consult with the dioceses and parishes and report in advance of General Synod 2010 on the theological question of whether the blessing of same-sex unions is a faithful, Spirit-led development of Christian doctrine; and Scripture’s witness to the integrity of every human person and the question of the sanctity of human relationships.

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.