Conciliar ecumenism

Description of involvement by Anglican Church of Canada in multilateral ecumenical relationships through councils of churches, including the Canadian Council of Churches and World Council of Churches. Information and links are provided for both the CCC and WCC.

Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT)

Collects detailed and reliable data about the parish, to help with strategic planning, finding a new rector, or stewardship campaigns. Surveys all members over 16 years old who have been active in the last year. Breaks down priorities according to different sub-groups (infrequent attenders, frequent attenders, attends more often than 3 years ago, attends less often than 3 years ago).

Diocesan School for Parish Development

This initiative trains parish teams to become congregational developers. The focus is on a variety of models and approaches that help parish leaders work effectively with small groups and the whole parish system.

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.

Full communion partnership

Information on full communion partnership between Anglican Church of Canada and ELCIC along with JALC and its membership. List of Anglican-Lutheran resources. Link to website of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar.

Guidelines for Common Worship for Lutherans and Anglicans in Canada

Revised document (circa spring 2003) by National Church Council of ELCIC and Council of General Synod for ACC, detailing guidelines for common worship among Lutherans and Anglicans. Topics include principles of common planning, contexts and occasions, roles of leadership, guidelines for specific liturgical celebrations and commonly used resources.

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.