2022 saw Indigenous Ministries publicly release The Covenant and Our Way of Life, founding documents for the self-determining Indigenous church (Sacred Circle), prepared for distribution and discussion in the dioceses and regionally.
The year included a visit to Canada by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby from April 29 to May 3, with stops in Toronto, James Smith Cree Nation and Prince Albert. Welby apologized for the Anglican church’s role in the residential school system and reiterated his commitment to reconciliation.
In May, Donna Bomberry took over as interim Indigenous Ministries coordinator. In December, Indigenous Ministries selected Chris Harper as the new national Indigenous Anglican archbishop.
Indigenous Ministries in 2022 collaborated with the Vancouver School of Theology for training and ordinations in the diocese of Saskatchewan; visited the Lutheran Church in Sweden to witness the second apology given to the Sami people; and continued gospel-based discipleship held on Zoom at noon ET Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
The Most Rev. Chris Harper
National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop