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Around the dioceses, September 2019

Major restructuring is in the works in the diocese of Qu’Appelle’s St. Cuthbert’s archdeaconry.

Diocese of Huron announces nominees for bishop

The Electoral Procedures Committee of the diocese of Huron has announced the nominees for bishop of the diocese, to be chosen at an electoral...

Bishop of Athabasca to resign for new positions with diocese of Dallas

Almost exactly a decade after being elected bishop of the diocese of Athabasca, Fraser Lawton will be resigning to take up positions with the Episcopal Church’s diocese of Dallas.

Anglican Journal launches digital magazine ‘Epiphanies’

Anglicans looking for in-depth stories and diverse perspectives on complex subjects have a new place to look: Epiphanies, a digital magazine produced by the...

Archdeacon Gordon Finney dead at 69

Archdeacon Gordon H. Finney, who served in the diocese of Toronto, taught at Seminari Thelogi in Malaysia and then retired to the diocese of...

General Synod passes motion to sign, endorse Christian-Muslim dialogue

General Synod voted July 15 to sign on to “A Common Word Between Us and You” and endorse it as a model for Christian-Muslim dialogue. The letter extends “an invitation to look at two foundational principles present within both of our respective scriptures: the call to love God above all things, and the call that follows from that, to love our neighbours. Love of God and love of neighbour is the starting ground.” “A Common Word” is a letter written in 2007 at the initiative of 138 Muslim scholars, clerics and political figures, according to the Rev. Scott Sharman, animator for ecumenical and interfaith relations, who gave a presentation to General Synod before the motion.

General Synod approves Journal, communications changes

Vancouver The 42nd General Synod approved changes to the organization of the two committees that have overseen the communications and storytelling efforts of the Anglican...

General Synod approves Jubilee Commission

General Synod passed a motion July 16 to affirm the creation of the Jubilee Commission, a commission tasked with finding a “just, sustainable and...

Faith, Worship, and Ministry resolutions passed at General Synod

A succession of resolutions brought by the Faith, Worship, and Ministry (FWM) Coordinating Committee, along with recognition for the Canadian Council of Churches, passed...

Prayer for reconciliation with the Jews passes first reading at General Synod

An effort to remove a prayer for conversion of the Jews from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and to replace it with one...

Revenue declines as proportional giving, investment income decrease in 2018, General Synod hears

In 2018, the Anglican Church of Canada experienced the largest single-year decrease in contributions from the dioceses that it has suffered since 1994, Bishop Fraser Lawton told General Synod.

General Synod passes pension plan, CoGS motions

Vancouver General Synod voted July 14 to make changes to the General Synod Pension Plan that would allow groups outside of the Anglican Church of...

Church grapples with pain after marriage canon vote—with new developments possible

The Anglican Journal’s Matt Gardner offers this comprehensive glimpse of the aftermath of General Synod’s failure to pass an amendment to the marriage canon—with an exploration of what might come next and prayers from delegates here in Vancouver.

General Synod passes justice resolutions, receives apology at July 13 session

Vancouver General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada passed four resolutions on the evening of July 13, following presentations from Primate’s World Relief and...

Reconciliation an ‘ongoing process,’ General Synod hears

Vancouver One of the first steps individuals can take towards reconciliation is getting to know the residential school that once stood nearest you and what...