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

Making crosses

Twice last year, about a dozen men from St. David’s Anglican in Prince Albert (Diocese of Saskatchewan) gathered to assemble wooden crosses. One of the men cut the cross pieces before they met.

St. George’s Brandon

Whether it’s grocery store gift cards on the offering plate, home-cooked meals tucked away in the parish freezer, non-perishable food items in a cart in the narthex, or hot dogs and hot chocolate delivered to people living on the streets, the parishioners of St. George’s Brandon in the Diocese of Brandon have made it their mission to feed the hungry.