- The deadline to confirm your subscription with the Anglican Journal has been extended to Oct. 31, 2019.
- The Journal will begin using the new mailing lists in January 2020.
- A special, digital-only edition focused on the environment will be published in August.
The deadline to confirm your subscription to the Anglican Journal has been extended to Oct. 31, 2019.
The original deadline, set for the end of June, was pushed back to accommodate more confirmations and to allow time for staff to do all the work needed to complete the opt-in program.
“As the General Secretary, Michael Thompson, communicated earlier this year, this is an effort to ensure that the papers we mail are sent to members who read and want to receive the paper,” Meghan Kilty, director of communications for the Anglican Church of Canada, wrote to the Anglican Editors Association in June. “We have had a positive response and confirmations continue. Our team is working hard to update our list, and to ensure no one is left off the list who wants to receive a print edition of our papers.”
This means you will again see the confirmation form in the Anglican Journal’s September and October issues, and that you can still confirm your subscription online and by phone (866-333-0959; please leave a message with your name, address and phone number).
“This is a big project, and I’m grateful to the national church office for proceeding with care and compassion. We’ve become aware—through many confirmation notes—that the Journal is an important source of contact and companionship for many people in the church,” says Matthew Townsend, editorial supervisor of the Journal.
“While we work to ensure the printed paper is getting to people who need it, we’re also trying to innovate and experiment. Next month, we will be releasing a special, digital-only Anglican Journal in a magazine format. We don’t typically produce any issues over the summer, so this is really an experiment, to see how people receive longer, richer content in a magazine style,” he says. “We’ll ensure a printable PDF is available, as well, for people who need a paper copy, and the articles will run online as usual. Note that the September issue will be in the classic newspaper format in print and online.”
The summer edition will include in-depth reporting from the Journal’s writers on the theology of bees, church greening, climate change in Canada’s North and food security in Newfoundland and Labrador. “Each story has Anglican angles but also tells a bigger story,” Townsend says. The issue will also feature reflections from National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald and the Rev. Vivian Seegers.