Members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) gathered together on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. ET. Some attended in person at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ont. and others attended online via Zoom.
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This letter from the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop has been published in tandem with the initial release of The Sacred Circle’s living documents, The Covenant and Our Way of Life.
The Primate invites Anglicans across Canada to join in prayer for the people of Ukraine and a swift end to the unprovoked invasion.
In response to an invitation from Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate, and National Anglican Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev. Justin Welby, will visit Canada between April 29th and May 3rd, 2022.
We join our voices together to endorse the annual United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 1–7) and to encourage you to observe this week in ways that are meaningful for your local context. Our churches are committed to pursuing friendship, peace, and common cause with our neighbours of diverse spiritual and religious beliefs.
When planning for Assembly 2022 began two years ago, it was with an eager desire to gather in Calgary to celebrate 20 years of full communion, and deepen and grow the relationship between our two churches. Since then, we have been deeply impacted by the COVID pandemic. We have seen restrictions tighten and then loosen, only to be tightened again (and again!). Through all this uncertainty, we remain a people of hope, addressing these challenges with creativity and faithfulness.
As a church, we mourn the passing of a dear colleague and friend, the Rev. Dr. Paul Gibson, who died January 14, 2022, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada preached the following sermon at the New Year’s Day Choral Morning Prayer for Christmastide at Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa.
In this short video message the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop, The Most Rev. Mark MacDonald, invites us to celebrate the birth of Jesus and how His birth into our hearts, community, and home is especially important during these difficult times.
When we remember 2021, we will remember the pandemic and its global effects as wave after wave of illness, lockdowns, missed events and lost opportunities washed over us.
Shortly before its first in-person meeting since the start of the pandemic, held Oct. 4-6 at a hotel near Toronto’s Pearson Airport, the Council of the North was given an early Christmas present.
Despite its pristine location in Saskatchewan’s boreal forest on the edge of the Canadian Shield, the town of La Ronge, Sask. (population: ca 5,700) has had its share of pain—experiencing, since 2015, a suicide crisis and evacuation for wildfires.
The Northwest Territories saw an explosion of COVID-19 cases this fall. By Oct. 7, health authorities reported the territory had the highest infection rate per capita in Canada, with an average of 50 new cases per day—a reminder that the pandemic is far from over and reaching into the farthest corners of the north.
After a successful online national service of Lessons & Carols in 2020, General Synod is working again with Anglican churches across Canada to offer another national service of Lessons and Carols for this Advent season, to help us prepare for the coming of the Kingdom of God.