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.
Audience Category: Canadian Anglicans
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.
General Synod staff contact information. Includes phone numbers, emails, and titles. Links to PWRDF, Anglican Pension, and Anglican Foundation of Canada contact information.
Guide for conversations about human sexuality that includes introduction and basic session templates for images of human sexuality in Scripture, human sexuality in Creation stories, human sexuality and current science and the church’s teaching and practice.
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.
A listing of Canadian dioceses, bishops with addresses, web sites, and phone numbers
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.
Fillable certificates for baptism, confirmation, first communion, marriage, reception into the Anglican Communion, and becoming a sponsor or warden.
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.
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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.
Brief notes on the forms of address of clergy, intended as a quick reference for individuals.
Liturgies from the Book of Alternative Services and supplements translated into French.
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.
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.