Motions from CoGS – March 14-16, 2019

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

House of Bishops sends message to CoGS

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 The communication takes place within the context of a continued engagement of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) in consideration of same-sex … Continued

Response of the Churches to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

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

Prayers for peace in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and beyond

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.

A Statement from the Metropolitan Council of Cuba

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

Statement of the Episcopal Church of Cuba on U.S.-Cuba relations

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

Ministry training that flows in the Nass River valley

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.

General Synod offices closed for Remembrance Day

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

Anglican and Lutheran leaders offer Advent resource

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

Ginny’s Journey

“I am doing this because it might help others going through what I am going through.” This is what the Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor replied when asked why she agreed to be filmed weekly as she recovers from a life-threatening illness. Hospitalized since mid-July, Ginny expects to recover fully, but it is a long slow … Continued