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

The Gospel behind bars

Prison Ministry in the Council of the North is grounded in the power of grace and transformation. Across the Council of the North, Anglicans are bringing the healing and reconciling presence of Christ to northern prisons. On a snowy Sunday afternoon in Iqaluit, Captain Cyrus Blanchet makes the drive to Baffin Correctional Centre. “Sometimes it … Continued

Healing in Eastmain

Diocese of Moosonee combines Gospel vision with Cree culture in special weekend gathering The Rev. Dr. Marilyn van Duffelen is not afraid of a challenge. The Priest-in-charge at St. Mark’s in Eastmain, QC has seen her community’s struggle to heal from past wounds—and felt called to action. This past August a healing gathering was held … Continued