The Companion of the Worship Arts is an honour conferred in recognition of significant contribution at the national level to the worship life of the Anglican Church of Canada. It recognizes ongoing inspiration and encouragement to others, together with service to God through worship, spirituality and the arts. The honour is conferred biennially by the Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee at the ELCIC/ACC National Worship Conference. The Anglican Companion of the Worship Arts parallels the longstanding conferral celebrated by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and is an initiative in response to an invitation from our Full Communion partner.
Nominations for the next award will begun in 2022.
The Anglican Laureates of the Companion of the Worship Arts are:
The Reverend Dr. Graham Cotter, 2014
The Reverend Paul Gibson, 2016
Ms. Blanche Kate Gates, 2018
Mr. Thomas Roach, 2020