Since 1906, the Canadian Church Calendar has been a useful and beautiful addition to the walls of homes, clergy offices, and businesses across Canada. The 2011 calendar is now available, with 12 full-colour photos of Canadian Anglican churches and notes on liturgical colours, saints’ days, important dates, and more.
Calendars sell for $5 each and can be ordered online or by phone through the Anglican Book Centre/Augsburg Fortress (1-800-265-6397). Quantity discounts are available.
More than just pin-ups of the nation’s prettiest churches, the Canadian Church Calendar also weaves in a call for hospitality. The calendar includes a reflection on “All are welcome in this place,” by Archdeacon A. Paul Feheley, the Primate’s principal secretary. He writes, “[These buildings] are not museums or relics of the past but lively centres to nurture faith and biblical understanding, create community, and share the sacraments.”
Previously an ecumenical project, the Canadian Church Calendar is now produced solely by the Anglican Journal. The 2011 calendar features more photos of urban churches, up-close images of stained glass art, and excerpts from Common Praise.
The calendar serves as a fundraising tool on two levels. Proceeds from the calendar go to the Anglican Journal, and other groups-including Anglican Church Women chapters-often buy calendars in bulk and resell them for their own fundraising. In 2010, more than 55,000 calendars were sold in total.
For more information on the Canadian Church Calendar, email Saskia Fielder, art director, Anglican Journal, or call her at (416) 924-9199 ext. 305.
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