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A gentle invitation to worship

As people enter through the narthex of St. Faith’s Anglican Church, Vancouver, B.C., they are greeted by a small table bearing a chalkboard with...

Saskatchewan bishops call for ‘concrete action’ towards reconciliation after Stanley verdict

(This story has been updated to include comments from Bishop David Irving, of the diocese of Saskatoon.) Following the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, the farmer...

Primate asks for Lenten prayers for Congo, South Sudan

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, is joining Pope Francis and other church leaders in calling for prayers and fasting for two war-torn African nations next Friday, February 23.

Canadian Anglicans, Mennonites meet for first-ever formal dialogue

In what’s believed to be the first formal meeting between the Anglican Church of Canada and Mennonite Church Canada, members of each church learned what both might be able to share with one another in Waterloo, Ont., February 2-3.

Three decades of friendship and prayer

At least 30 years have passed since Bishops Barbara Andrews and Mary Irwin-Gibson met in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Today, they live across...

Church has ‘something to offer’ the #MeToo movement

When the New York Times broke the story of movie executive Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged sexual misconduct against employees and peers in the...

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Lent begins February 14

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19). These are the words that Christians around the world will hear on...

C.S. Lewis’s fantasies a special window to divine mysteries, experts say

Their unique appeal to the imagination allows the stories of C.S. Lewis to reach us in ways that ordinary discourse about God often can’t,...

Church may create ‘envoy’ for people with disabilities: Hiltz

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, says he’s considering creating a new position to advance accessibility in the church, after being presented with a report describing a number of challenges faced by disabled Canadian Anglicans.

Growing project yields big contributions for PWRDF and Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Like the sprouting of a tiny seed, an Ontario growing project has transformed industrial cash crops into food for people around the world. Farmer Gary...

Interfaith initiative aims to heal bodies, build peace in Holy Land

The Anglican Church of Canada’s global relations director says she’s looking into building closer connections with an interfaith organization that works to increase co-operation in health care between Israelis and Palestinians in the Holy Land.

Bishop Mark Genge remembered for ‘infectious laugh and deep faith in Jesus’

Mark Genge, who served as the first bishop of the diocese of Central Newfoundland from 1976–1990, died the night of January 17, the ecclesiastical...

100-year-old Anglican priest receives Canada 150 medal

Having reached the age of 100, Canon Ken Cowan is ready to go to the next level. His 101st birthday on March 23, that...

Proposed changes at United Church of Canada might ease co-operation with Anglicans

Changes now being considered to the structure of the United Church of Canada could conceivably ease clergy-sharing and other forms of co-operation between that...

Quebec City Anglicans support mosque shooting hero, will join Muslims and others in commemoration

Quebec City’s Anglican community will be one of six spiritual groups gathering to offer reflective song and prayer to the public Sunday, January 28 at a commemoration of the mass shooting at the city’s Grand Mosque a year ago.