July 11, 2016
The fourth day of 41st General Synod 2016 at the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites in Richmond Hill, Ontario began with a Sunday worship service in the Grand York Ballroom.
The celebration of the Holy Eucharist on Sunday was done in the spirit of an Indigenous ceremony, with Indigenous Anglican clergy taking the lead and Bible passages read in native languages including Inuktitut and Oji-Cree. Members of General Synod...
June 17, 2016
The third annual Vital and Healthy Parishes consultation saw a record turnout, as 79 Anglican and Lutheran church leaders gathered at the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg from June 6-8 for discussion on how to build strong missional congregations.
The Rev. Dr. Eileen Scully, director of Faith, Worship, and Ministry and a key organizer, described the consultations as embodying the idea of the church as a community of mutual learning.
“The most important thing that [...
May 26, 2016
The Canadian Church Calendar published annually by the Anglican Church of Canada will take a new direction in 2017, bringing aboard a full communion partner in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and changing focus from church buildings to church ministry and engagement in God’s mission.
Praising the legacy of the buildings bequeathed to the church by previous generations, General Secretary Michael Thompson described the new missional focus as underscoring the role of...