These are the motions that were considered by the Council of General Synod from Thursday, March 14 to Saturday, March 16. ANGLICAN COUNCIL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES The Anglican Church of Canada, the Land, and the People of the Land Moved by: The Rev. Norman Wesley Seconded by: The Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald Adopted by consensus … Continued
The Right Reverend Susan Bell has become the first woman ordained to serve as coadjutor bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara after a historic and sacred service at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton on Saturday, May 5.
A motion passed by the members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) to conduct part of their business on the first day of their meeting in camera. This meeting of CoGS from March 10-13, marks the last CoGS meeting for the current triennium.
Earlier today, the House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada sent a communication to members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS). This communication has also been made public on anglican.ca/news. The communication takes place within the context of a continued engagement of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) in consideration of same-sex … Continued
Section 25b of the Constitution of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada allows for the House of Bishops to communicate with the Council of the General Synod on any matter, the secretary of the House of Bishops shall transmit such communication in the name of the Primate. Earlier today, General Secretary Michael … Continued
Yesterday, Archbishop Fred Hiltz met with more than 120 members and friends of the LGBTQ community in Toronto at celebration of the Holy Eucharist at St. John’s, West in Toronto. This encounter is one among many that the Primate has had with members of the Anglican Church in and beyond Canada. During the recent Primates’ … Continued
Today the Council of General Synod received The Report of The Commission on The Marriage Canon. The report is very comprehensive and reflects the commitment of the members to address General Synod 2013’s Resolution C003 in its fullness.
Ottawa – June 2, 2015 The Anglican Church of Canada, The Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Roman Catholic Entities Parties to the Settlement Agreement, The United Church of Canada and the Jesuits of English Canada make the following statement in response to the findings and Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It is … Continued
The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Meghan Kilty as Director of Communication.
This Lenten season, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites its member churches to pray on Sunday 29 March for those affected by wars in the Middle East, especially in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt. The season of prayer is meant to revive hope from hopelessness, taking into account the vulnerability of minority communities and the threat of losing the diversity of the social fabric in this region.
The following is a statement from the Metropolitan Council of Cuba (MCC). MCC guides the the autonomous Episcopal Church of Cuba in matters of faith and order, meeting annually in Cuba prior to synod. The Chair of MCC is Archbishop Fred Hiltz who sits along with Archbishop John Holder of the Church in the Province of the … Continued
The following is a statement from the Episcopal Church of Cuba released December 17, 2014, concerning the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States of America. Translated into English. Original Spanish attached as a PDF. La Habana, 17 diciembre, 2014. STATEMENT OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF CUBA CONCERNING TODAY’S MAJOR EVENTS For the Cuban … Continued
The immediate goal of this training and education initiative is to build up the community of lay readers in the diocese. This foundational training can be put to service in support of parish ministry right away or it might also serve as a good basis if any participant feels called to seminary study and ordination to the Holy Orders.
The offices of The Anglican Church of Canada along with the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund and the Anglican Foundation will be closed on Remembrance Day, November 11. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada sent the following message to staff at Church House yesterday. “In light of all that is … Continued
Seeds, song, patience, justice—these are some of the images invoked in a series of Advent reflections offered by the leaders of the four Anglican and Lutheran churches in full communion in Canada and the United States: Archbishop Fred Hiltz (Anglican Church of Canada), National Bishop Susan Johnson (Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada), Presiding Bishop Katharine … Continued