As we navigated the second year of the pandemic, the General Synod engaged in a variety of initiatives over the course of 2021. You will read about many of these in the other sections of this report, but I’d like to highlight a few to show the breadth of the work of the dedicated staff and volunteers who so faithfully engage in God’s work at the national level of our church.
We provided resources for Freedom Sunday to continue to combat human trafficking. People across the country told us in a variety of ways how they had been Surprised by the Spirit during the pandemic. We developed new liturgical resources for a variety of occasions and needs.
General Synod brought together several dioceses to launch the online Anglican News platform, initially hosting three diocesan newspapers alongside the Anglican Journal, with more to come. We provided on-line worship such as a national Lessons and Carols service and Gospel Jamborees.
We continued our walk on the long road to reconciliation and dismantling racism. We continued to nurture relationships among our international, ecumenical and interfaith partners. We worked on planning for the Assembly and General Synod, now postponed to 2023. And so much more.
None of these things would have been possible without the generous support of Anglicans across Canada. We are grateful for the many individuals who generously support General Synod through prayers, committee work, or financial contributions.
The Venerable Alan T. Perry