Council appoints General Synod Archivist

The Council of General Synod has appointed Nancy J. Hurn General Synod Archivist.  Council made the appointment at its regular fall meeting in Mississauga, Ont., last week.

Ms. Hurn, a member of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Islington, has extensive experience in archives work in Toronto, including several years as an archivist with the city clerk’s department of the City of Toronto.  She has also served as chair of the Diocese of Toronto Archives Committee and was a member of the former General Synod Archives Committee.

The General Synod Archives includes an extensive collection of historic materials relating to the Anglican Church of Canada, and has responsibility for records management at the church’s national office.

In recent years, litigation on claims filed by former students at Indian Residential Schools has required significant and helpful research with the archives’ historical records.

Ms. Hurn succeeds Terry Thompson who served as General Synod Archivist from 1979 to 2003.  She has taken a position with the Information Resources Department of the University of Calgary.

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For more information, please contact:  Vianney (Sam) Carriere, Director of Communications, 416-924-9199 ext. 306; 416-540-3653 (Cell); [email protected]


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