General Synod now offers resource support to dioceses that need better websites

An informal lunch meeting during the Road to Warm Springs National Church Gathering in Pinawa, Manitoba, has paved the way for a web development partnership model between the General Synod’s Communications Department and Anglican dioceses across Canada. Bishop Bruce Myers of Quebec was chatting with Meghan Kilty, Director of Communications and Information Resources for the … Continued

Day Four at Sacred Circle 2018: Keeping the covenant

On the morning of Friday, August 10, we pondered what it meant to be a disciple of Christ. By the end of the day we saw what it meant through the example of our fellow church members. The Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle opened with an opening Eucharist where Primate Fred Hiltz preached and looked … Continued

Day Three at Sacred Circle 2018: New representation, new voices

The morning of Thursday, Aug. 9 began with another round of gospel-based discipleship, a practice I have come to appreciate more and more at the Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle. In plenary the previous day, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald described the growing spiritual support that GBD has come to provide many Indigenous communities, … Continued

Day Two at Sacred Circle 2018: ‘Jesus is our liberator’

As the Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle entered its second full day, the universal nature of Jesus’s message, and its connection to global struggles for justice encompassing those of Indigenous Peoples in Canada surrounded our day. The gospel-based discipleship reading for the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 8 was Matthew 15:21-28, the faith of a Canaanite … Continued

‘This is a spiritual movement’: Discipleship and self-determination drive upcoming Sacred Circle

On Aug. 6-11, the Ninth Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle will take place at the University of Northern British Columbia campus in Prince George, B.C. The latest gathering of the national decision-making body of Indigenous Anglicans will mark another step forward in the journey towards a self-determining Indigenous church within the Anglican Church of Canada. The … Continued

Mary Magdalene: Witness of the resurrection

July 22 traditionally marks the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, observed by Anglicans as well as Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox churches. In 2018, Mary’s feast day falls on Monday, July 23. The date transfer reflects the custom that feasts celebrating saints cannot take the place of a Sunday liturgy, unless that saint … Continued

Sacred Circle 2015 video translated into Oji-Cree

A feature-length video documenting the eighth national Anglican Indigenous Sacred Circle is now available online in Oji-Cree. The translation marks the first time that a Sacred Circle video has been translated in its entirety into an Indigenous language. Though translators have been onsite during previous Sacred Circles, the translation of the 2015 Sacred Circle—which took … Continued

Bound to the Word unites preaching and music

In the beginning was the Word. Then there was the Music. Bound to the Word is an innovative experiment within the Anglican Church of Canada that made its debut last Advent in the Diocese of Huron. It is a “call-and-response” style of worship that brings together spoken homilies and musical accompaniment. Now its chief architect, … Continued

Ministry in Vancouver, B.C.: Setting the stage for General Synod 2019

One year from today, Anglicans from across the country will pour into Vancouver, B.C. for the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. Led by the General Synod Planning Committee, preparations are well underway for the gathering, which will take place from July 10-16, 2019 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. For those … Continued

2019 Canadian Church Calendar reflects life of the church ‘inside and out’

In 2019, the new Canadian Church Calendar brings together the best of both worlds: a reflection of our beautiful Anglican tradition in twelve Canadian cathedrals, and the ministry that each cathedral community leads inside and outside the walls of its church buildings. The calendar deftly weaves together photographs of Anglican cathedrals with the church’s ministry … Continued

Three Cantors return in concert to lift spirits of Churchill residents

The vocal trio of Anglican clergy known as the The Three Cantors returned to the stage on Sunday, June 10 after a two-year hiatus, performing a special concert to bring some good cheer to the residents of Churchill, Manitoba. The Cantors—Bishop William Cliff, Dean Peter Wall, and Archdeacon David Pickett, and backed by pianist Angus … Continued

Mission to Seafarers a welcoming haven for isolated mariners

June 25 marks the International Day of the Seafarer, an annual occasion designated by the International Maritime Organization to recognize the contributions of seafarers who operate the cargo ships that provide many of the goods and materials we use every day. Since 1856, Anglicans have helped promote the well-being of seafarers and their families through … Continued