Primate speaks on communion and unity

A series of three major addresses by Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, outline the history and growth of the worldwide Anglican Communion, describe the bonds that hold it together and examine its future in light of issues that have caused serious strains and tensions in recent years.

Primate calls for prayer for John Paul II

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, is asking all Anglicans to join in prayer this Sunday to thank God for the life of Pope John Paul II. In a statement, the Canadian Primate spoke of the late Pope’s “many gifts” and asked church member to also pray for the Roman Catholic church at this time of transition. The full text of Archbishop Hutchison’s statement follows:

Primate calls for prayer for John Paul II

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, is asking all Anglicans to join in prayer this Sunday to thank God for the life of Pope John Paul II. In a statement, the Canadian Primate spoke of the late Pope’s “many gifts” and asked church member to also pray for the Roman Catholic church at this time of transition. The full text of Archbishop Hutchison’s statement follows:

A message from the Primate on the retirement of Jim Boyles

On Monday, March 21, Archdeacon Jim Boyles, who has served as General Secretary of the General Synod for 12 years, announced his retirement effective July 31, 2005.

As General Secretary Archdeacon Boyles has served as the Chief Operating Officer of General Synod and Church House Staff. In that capacity he has guided us through some turbulent waters with a steady and supportive hand. The committees of General Synod owe a deep debt of gratitude to his remarkable knowledge, his close attention to detail and his respect for process.

An Easter message from the Primate

The recent meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion was held at Dromantine, near Newry, Northern Ireland, in a Roman Catholic retreat centre. It is in a beautiful part of the country with the centre being well set back from the road and surrounded by rolling hills and a peaceful pond. You have probably heard and read much of what happened but a part of the story that has not been told involves a magnificent set of white marble Stations of the Cross located outdoors.

Hutchison reflects on Primates’ Meeting

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, offers personal reflections and comments on the recent meeting of the Primates of the Anglican Communion on the next segment of the Webcast +Andrew: Conversations with the Primate.

A statement by the Most Rev. Andrew S. Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

Now that several days have passed since the end of the Primates’ Meeting in Belfast and the issuance of a communiqué that has received wide publicity, I thought that Canadian Anglicans might want to hear a bit more about the meeting, about the decisions that were made and about what those decisions will mean for the Canadian church in both the short and the long term. Where, in short, do we now find ourselves and where do we go from here?