Sarah Herst at Wakepeka airport

Operation Remote Immunity

How being part of a rural immunization program is forging new learnings and friendships.   Dr. Jane Cox is a member of the Church of the Ascension in Sudbury, a member of the National Church’s Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice Committee, and a retired family physician. Recently she and her husband Gary Bota … Continued

L-R: Bishops Lucy Netser, Annie Ittoshat, and Joey Royal at their consecration on March 31, 2019. Photo: contributed

‘My priority is for everyone to have Christ’

Lucy Netser was elected as a suffragan bishop for the Arctic on March 28, 2019, and consecrated on March 31. Before becoming a priest, Netser spent three decades as an active participant in the Woman’s Auxiliary/Anglican Church Women of Canada.

Students of the Arthur Turner Training School with Bishop Joey Royal (centre)— From left to right: Martha Kunuk, Esau Tatatoapik, Nina Kautuq, Sarassie Arragutainaq, Manasee Ulayuk, Annie Keenainak. Photo: Contributed

‘The call from our Lord hasn’t changed’

Joey Royal was elected as a suffragan bishop for the diocese of the Arctic on March 28, 2019 and consecrated three days later. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, where he has also served as director and primary instructor at the Arthur Turner Training School since 2016.

Bishop Annie Ittoshat, originally from the northern community of Kuujjuarapik, is a newly elected bishop in the Diocese of the Arctic and minister of St. James Anglican Church in Salluit, Quebec. Photo: Contributed

Bishop and minister

The first female Inuk priest in Nunavik, Annie Ittoshat was elected a suffragan bishop of the Arctic on March 28, 2019, and consecrated on March 31. Originally from the northern community of Kuujjuarapik, she is a graduate of John Abbott College and Wycliffe College and obtained her M.Div in the diocese of the Arctic.

Messy Church in Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie has an intriguing demographic profile: it has the youngest average age in all of Canada. This knowledge has sharpened the focus of Christ Church, the local Anglican congregation, located 456 km NW of Edmonton in the Diocese of Athabasca.

Lac La Biche’s brave and dedicated congregation

Tucked into the southern shore of Lac La Biche is a community of 2500 people. Located 200 km northeast of Edmonton in the Diocese of Athabasca, the town of Lac La Biche is supported by the oil patch, forestry, agriculture and commercial fishing and has a cultural mix of French, Cree, English, Russian and Lebanese residents.

Urban indigenous ministry growing in the Diocese of Ottawa

Portrait of a Congregation In the Ottawa neighbourhood of Vanier, a group of Inuit Anglicans gather to worship every Sunday at 11:00, following the 9:00 English service. The hymns and liturgy are in Inuktitut and now, since the completion of the Inuktitut Bible in the summer of 2012, the Bible readings are too. These worshippers … Continued