Monica Patten, chair of the Anglican Church of Canada’s Resources for Mission (RfM) Committee, has been named as interim director of the RfM department, succeeding Vianney Carriere, who announced that he will resign from his role as director as of Jan. 1.
Logan McMenamie, dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, was
elected as the new bishop of the diocese of British Columbia at a synod
on Dec. 7. McMenamie was elected on the third ballot. He will succeed
Bishop James Cowan, who retired at the end of August.
The primate of the Anglican Church of Canada today paid tribute to
former South African President Nelson Mandela, saying, he is “destined
to be remembered in the calendar of holy men and women through the
Nelson Mandela, known worldwide as the symbol of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle died today, Dec. 5. He was 95.
Oxford University Press in the United Kingdom will publish a five-volume series about Anglicanism, an undertaking that has been described as “an unprecedented international project in religious history.”
Anglican churches are among the most picturesque and varied examples of Canadian architecture. Each one is a unique and cherished emblem of its parish and a beckoning sanctuary for the world-weary—whether it's a 19th-century wooden chapel in a field or a glass-and-concrete urban temple.
An American priest who describes herself as a “Canadian enthusiast” has been elected the first woman bishop in the Anglican diocese of New Westminster and the first woman diocesan bishop in the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and the Yukon.
General Synod’s Marks of Mission team is offering grants of $1,000 to every diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada as seed money for projects that implement any of the the Anglican Communion’s five marks of mission.
Don Cherry is such a devout Anglican that on a visit to National Post columnist Fr. Raymond J. de Sousa, he impressed the Catholic priest by reciting the Book of Common Prayer's Confession—from "Dearly beloved brethren" to the end of the Absolution.
The Canadian government has extended the time it is offering to match
donations given to registered charities to aid people in the areas
devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines and
neighbouring countries on Nov. 8.