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This year marks the Anglican Journal’s 140th anniversary, and we would like to thank you for being a faithful reader and supporter.

Turning 140 years old is an exceptional milestone for a newspaper—not that many publications can lay claim to such longevity. Today, the Journal continues to be at the forefront of providing Anglican, religious and secular news and viewpoints that enrich a Christian life. It is an important tradition—alive since 1875—that is truly worth celebrating and preserving.

We are highlighting our 140th birthday with a special web page that will feature new and old photographs and stories. Fourteen articles will be showcased, all published in the Journal within the last 140 years. We selected the articles for a variety of reasons: some reflect historic events and seminal moments in the life of the Anglican church and the Anglican Communion; others display thinking that was ahead of its time; and still others because they exemplify the immortal qualities of good old journalism.

We hope you will enjoy our offerings. We’d also love to hear from you.  Please submit your comments at the end of each article or by e-mail at letters@national.anglican.ca

Timeline: The Journal through the years 

See the newspaper's front pages through the decades

  • The price of peace

    The price of peace

    He is our peace: for through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.—Ephesians 2: 18.

    When St. Paul wrote these words he was thinking of the deep cleavage in his day between the Jews and the Gentiles. Through the Lord Jesus, he maintained the barrier between the two social and racial groups had been broken down. By the discovery of a common Lord and Saviour they entered upon a deeper understanding and a new unity one with the other. Jesus was their means to peace, for through Him they both had access by one Spirit unto the Father.

    Rev. H.R. Hunt, M.A., B.D.
    Posted June, 11 2015
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  • Why do men not go to church?

    Why do men not go to church?
    In his latest book published but a few months before his death, “The Warrior, the Woman and the Christ,” Studdert Kennedy related that one day as he was conduction a soldiers’ service behind the lines, a perky little private asked him if he was going back to take mothers’ meetings after the war. Amidst a roar of approving laughter, Mr. Kennedy replied, “Look here young fellow my lad, you seem to think that you are more important than your mother. You come off it. I’d rather talk to your mother than to you any day of the week, Sunday included.”
    Posted June, 11 2015
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  • The new prayer book

    The new prayer book
    The almost impossible is accomplished. The Book of Common Prayer has been enriched, revised and made more adaptable to the needs of the Church people of Canada. It still remains Reformed, Protestant, Apostolic and reasonably Catholic. There has been a conscious nervousness throughout Canada lest unholy hands should take from us, or at least make unrecognizable, our sacred heritage. Our fears are now allayed and soon the book will be in our hands.
    Ven. N.I. Perry, M.A.
    Posted June, 11 2015
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  • The primate of all Canada

    The primate of all Canada
    More than once or twice of late, the Canadian Churchman has noted — for the consideration of its readers, now in every part of Canada as well as the United States and Great Britain — the remarkable character and career of Robert Machray, long known, loved and valued in the North-west as “Bishop of Rupert’s Land,” now, happily, to be still better known as “His Grace, the Most Reverend the Primate of Canada, Metropolitan and Archbishop of Rupert’s Land.”
    Posted June, 11 2015
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  • Meeting of synod

    Meeting of synod

    From Our Special Correspondent

    On Monday evening the Synod was formally opened by choral evensong in the cathedral. The Ven. Archdeacon Bedford-Jones acted as precentor the Very Rev. the Dean and the Rev. Canon Bleasdell reading the lessons. The sermon was preached by the Rev. G T. Lowe, of Carleton Place, from the text “The Body is one and hath many members.” (1 Cor. Xii. 12.)

    Posted June, 11 2015
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  • Untitled

    Pursuant to a late announcement, this, the first number of the Dominion Churchman in the new year, appears in new form. We are confident this change will meet the approbation of our readers. The old newspaper form which was in long use, has been generally abandoned by religious weekly periodicals, in favour of smaller pages.
    Posted June, 11 2015
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  • A remarkable journey through the years

    A remarkable journey through the years

    As part of the Anglican Journal’s 140th anniversary milestone, I was tasked with sifting through the newspaper’s substantial archives in search of stories significant to the history of the Anglican Church of Canada, and to the history of the Journal itself. 

    by Ben Graves
    Posted May, 11 2015
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