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.

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.

Forming Mission Shaped Ministries

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.

Fresh Start

Designed for clergy starting in new placements/incumbencies. Clergy meet monthly to discuss transition issues. Builds collegiality while sharpening skills. Content includes congregational development theory, role clarity, parish size model, goal setting strategies, mutual ministry, conflict management, among others.

Guidelines for Inter-Faith Dialogue

Guidelines for inter-faith dialogue prepared in October 1988 for Canadian Anglicans by the Ecumenical Office of the Anglican Church of Canada. As explained in detail here, the church’s approach consists of two separate but inter-related aspects, dialogue and common action.

Handbook of General Synod

Current Constitution, Rules of Order, Canons of General Synod, with Appendices. Current edition: 18th, Published 2016.

Healthy Churches Handbook / Revitalization Process

Helps parish leaders assess their parish using seven marks of healthy congregations. Working with a diocesan facilitator, parish leaders carry out a self-assessment. Following this, parish leaders receive support from a diocesan facilitator in developing plans to become healthier.

Hymn Book Supplement Task Force

Introduction to apologia for Hymn Book Supplement Task Force, describing its mandate and approach. Lists members of task force.

Jerusalem Sunday resources

A central location for all resources and information on Jerusalem Sunday. Includes videos, prayers, liturgical resources, and photos from the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.

Job Listings

Current job listings for the Anglican Church of Canada, complete with search function. Ability for associated organizations to post positions.

Kootenay School for Ministry

Accessible seminary-level training for locally trained priests and deacons. Over a three-year cycle, participants take nine 21-hour courses. Most participants have completed Education for Ministry prior to taking this program, so courses are focussed on practical ministry concerns, assuming that participants already have a grounding in theology and bible. Courses are hosted by parishes around the diocese, which builds community and support for the program. A separate shorter course is offered for licensed lay ministers.

Lent 2017 Resources

Information page from the Anglican Church of Canada for resources to help you celebrate the season of Lent through to Holy Week.

Liturgical Principles

Principles to guide the revision of contemporary language common worship texts of the Anglican Church of Canada Document prepared by the Faith Worship and Ministry Committee of General Synod outlining liturgical principles to guide the revision of contemporary language common worship texts of the Anglican Church of Canada. PDF file.

Liturgical texts in Chinese

Liturgical texts from the Book of Alternative Services, translated by Bishop Patrick Yu for use within the Anglican Church of Canada.