Conversations with the Primate: 'Extraordinary change' in China

The Canadian church has a lot to learn from China, where there has been an extraordinary rate of growth in both social and religious spheres in the past 20 years, says Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

In the latest segment of the webcast +Andrew: Conversations with the Primate, Archbishop Hutchison describes a recent trip to China that he made as part of a Canadian Ecumenical delegation, which included four other Anglicans. The segment will be posted to the General Synod website on Tuesday, May 10.

The church in China, which was effectively shut down during the Cultural Revolution, has been reborn under the Three-Self Patriotic Movement which seeks self-government, self-financing and self-evangelization, the Canadian Primate says.

+Andrew: Conversations with the Primate is a communications tools Archbishop Hutchison is using to speak to church members in an informal way and to solicit comments and feedback from viewers. The webcasts are taped and produced by Anglican Video and financially assisted by the Anglican Foundation.

The webcasts can be accessed from the home page of the General Synod website ( where they can be viewed or downloaded for viewing later or for sharing.

Viewers are invited to respond to Archbishop Hutchison by writing him at [email protected].


For more information, please contact Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, 416 924 9199 EXT. 306,[email protected]

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