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.
The Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee of General Synod calls for nominations to the Companion of the Worship Arts. This is an honour conferred in recognition of significant contribution to the worship life of the Anglican Church of Canada together at all of local, diocesan, and national levels. The honour recognizes the recipient’s ongoing inspiration and encouragement to others, together with service to God through worship, spirituality, and the arts.
Please include these supporting materials with your nomination:
- Reasons for the nomination; i.e., biographical material with a listing of the person’s specific contributions to the worship life of the ACC (examples will include each of national, diocesan, and local involvements)
- An indication, with examples, of the ways the person continues to inspire and encourage others in the worship life of the church
- A minimum of three letters of support for the nomination from others familiar with the individual’s contributions.
The honour will be conferred at the ELCIC/ACC National Worship Conference, July 13-16 2020, in Ottawa.
Current members of the Faith, Worship, and Ministry Committee are not eligible for nomination.
Send nomination materials by January 15, 2020 to:
Eileen Scully, director of Faith, Worship, and Ministry
80 Hayden Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2
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