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.
Audience Category: Clergy
Liturgical texts from the Book of Alternative Services, translated by Bishop Patrick Yu for use within the Anglican Church of Canada.
The Book of Alternative Services (BAS) and supplementary resources are now available for download. In 2009, the Council of General Synod authorized the online publication of these texts. The goals are to assist liturgy planners and to encourage future web-based work of liturgical text development.
List of resources created by group of lay people and clergy working with John Hill as further development of ideas in his book “Making Disciples” to make catechumenate easier to understand and implement in parish, offered by Liturgy Working Group of FWM for purposes of study and evaluation.
Designed to reach young families who have not had a church experience as well as those families for whom traditional Sunday morning church is not appropriate. Most Messy Churches gather once a month in a church, usually on a day other than Sunday, and use a Biblical story as the theme of the gathering.
A coached process designed to help already strong congregations become more missional in their particular context.
Resources provided by the Anglican Church of Canada for parishes to mark the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer on June 21 of each year.
Liturgical texts and readings in English, French, ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ (Inuktitut), and Western Cree for National Aboriginal Day of Prayer, to be used on June 21 in the Book of Alternative Service Calendar of Memorials and Commemorations.
The objective of Natural Church Development (NCD) is to provide space and reliable statistical data for measuring church health and capacity. The concept is to grow health by focussing on those key elements that are most challenged in a parish. Identify strengths and challenges; draw on strengths to develop weaker elements.
Daily BAS and BCP Bible readings from the Anglican Church of Canada’s adaptation of the Revised Common Lectionary.
Introductory article written by Bishop Victoria Matthews exploring issues that Canadian Christians may face during a pandemic, following upon a discussion of the Human Life Task Force of FWM and written at its request.
Guidelines for prayers and ceremony at vigils for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls include suggested hymns and songs, different ways to create Sacred Spaces, and Scripture readings for reflection.
Background to the Reims Statement from August 2011, which celebrates the achievements of ecumenical work on common texts and calls for these texts to be upheld and used.
Text for memorial of Mother Emily Ayckbowm, who was added to the Canadian calendar of holy persons in the Book of Alternative Services on April 5 (the day of her founding of The Community of the Sisters of the Church) by a resolution at General Synod 2004.
A five-session course that introduces the basic ideas and stimulate reflection on being a missional church.