September 2018 marks the 125th anniversary of the General Synod.
On this milestone, the Primate is calling all of us – coast to coast – to come together, form Conversation Circles, and join in 10 months of dialogue, prayer and reflection.
What is the heartbeat of the church? Are we in sync with the gospel we are called to embody? In what do we rejoice? Over what must we repent? To what should we aspire?
Take a moment to explore our interactive map and read shared prayers from Conversation Circles across the country.
Conversation circles are guided by four simple steps that will help Anglicans speak from the heart about their faith: where the holy is experienced in our lives, what moves us to pray, and what makes our hearts lift—or ache.
Any group of 4 or 5 Anglicans can form a Conversation Circle.
If you are part of a larger gathering such as a committee, council, or synod, it is still recommended that you break up into smaller groups of 4 to 5 people. Smaller groups are beneficial for they will enable you to work through the steps of the Conversation Circle more efficiently.
If you wish, you may nominate one person to lead the group through the steps of the Conversation Circle.
Conversation Circles commit to listening to each other with acceptance, and without judgement. Each member should feel comfortable to speak from the heart. Conversation Circles also commit to making their shared prayer available to all Anglicans across the country, so that our heartbeat as a church may be heard by us all.
Download Conversation Circle Guides
Submit your Conversation Circle’s prayer by typing it into the form below, or as an attachment.
Feel free to share images or other media that help express your circle’s prayer.
- Diocese of Algoma
- Diocese of British Columbia
- Ecclesiastical Province of BC and Yukon
- Diocese of Fredericton
- The Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh
- Diocese of Montreal
- Diocese of New Westminster
- Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
- Diocese of Ontario
- Diocese of Ottawa
- Diocese of Quebec
- Diocese of Rupert’s Land
- Diocese of Saskatchewan
- Diocese of Toronto
- Diocese of Western Newfoundland