The Anglican Church of Canada’s annual report for 2014 is now available online and can be viewed at http://ww2.anglican.ca/annualreport.
Produced by Resources for Mission in consultation with the Communications and Information Resources department, the report offers donors and church members valuable information on the activity of General Synod ministries from January to December 2014.
Financial statements make up a core element of the report, providing accountability for church spending.
In a change from previous years, when the report featured previously published news stories from Anglican.ca, the latest edition boasts original stories produced specifically for the report that describe highlights from the year for each ministry.
“I think that the stories help to bring the financial statements to life, because it’s not just about numbers, but really about relationships,” Resource Development, Research and Donor Relations Coordinator Shannon Cottrell said.
“That is something that not just Resources for Missions values, but I think the entire church values—that we are a relationship church.”
She highlighted the many partnerships fostered by the church at the local, national and global level that are highlighted in the report, such as its relationships with Anglican dioceses around the world through Global Relations.
Along with messages of thanks from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, and General Secretary Michael Thompson, the report gives readers a chance to meet members of the Council of General Synod, the executive body of General Synod.
“They’re giving of their time and their talent to the church, so it’s great to recognize them,” Cottrell said.
Information on how to support the ministries of General Synod by making a gift or donation through the Anglican Appeal rounds out the report.
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