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Joachim Fricker remembered as gifted liturgical innovator

Joachim Fricker, former suffragan (assistant) bishop of the diocese of Toronto and one of the principal authors of the Book of Alternative Services (BAS), will be remembered for his brilliance and his friendly personality as well as his gifts as a liturgist, say some of the people who knew him.

Crockett remembered as ‘giant intellect’ of the church

The Rev. Bill Crockett, who died October 29 at age 84, was a brilliant but humble theologian whose importance shaping liturgy and thought in...

Exhibit ‘reclaims’ residential school for survivors

Shingwauk Hall has changed since 1963, the year Irene Barbeau graduated. In the intervening years, what was once the Anglican-run Shingwauk Indian Residential School...

A century of remembrance

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, is asking that churches across the country ring their bells for peace as the...

Algoma bishop becomes metropolitan of Ontario

Almost two years to the day after being elected bishop of the diocese of Algoma, Anne Germond has been installed as metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario.

Primate’s ‘Heartbeat of the Church’ initiative to encourage conversation and reflection

Anglicans across Canada can now access a web page devoted to the primate’s Heartbeat of the Church initiative, which invites them to talk about their experiences with the church and express their “heartfelt prayers” for it.

Cree priest made first suffragan bishop for northern Manitoba

Archdeacon Larry Beardy, a Cree priest, educator and former executive archdeacon of the diocese of Keewatin, was consecrated first Indigenous suffragan bishop of the Northern Manitoba Area Mission—a new grouping of parishes within the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh—at a ceremony at Sagkeeng First Nation, Man., September 23.

Diocese of Saskatoon elects new bishop

The Rev. Chris Harper, Indigenous native priest for the diocese of Toronto, was elected on the fourth ballot during an electoral synod in the...

Bishop’s cross-Canada ride raises more than $187,000

On July 31, Bishop Rob Hardwick of the diocese of Qu’Appelle dipped the wheel of his bicycle in the Atlantic Ocean in St. John’s,...

Homelessness simulation activity ‘eye-opening’ for youth at CLAY

"Do you know anyone in the shelter?" the woman inside asks. The group standing before her exchange glances, their hope deflating. When they respond that,...

PWRDF, Sacred Circle members provide funds for wildfire-ravaged Telegraph Creek, B.C.

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), the Anglican Church of Canada’s global aid agency, has given $5,000 to the diocese of Yukon to support wildfire-ravaged Telegraph Creek, B.C.

Youth hear the story of the ‘seven fallen feathers’ during CLAY public witness event

Hundreds gathered at Marina Park in Thunder Bay, Ont., for a public witness event August 18 that emphasized the healing power of story, as...

Youth at CLAY experience life in a refugee camp—virtually

As you look down at the small, narrow room, it’s hard to imagine a family of six living there. The walls of the tent...

Indigenous Anglican church could help Canada find its spiritual voice, Sacred Circle hears

A self-determining Indigenous church could bring new spiritual life not just to Canada’s Indigenous Anglicans, but to the country as a whole, Anglican priest...

CLAY hosts second-largest-ever blanket exercise

Around 800 participants joined in one of the largest-ever instances of a KAIROS blanket exercise, an activity that helps teach Canada’s history and relationship with Indigenous peoples and the land, at the Canadian Lutheran and Anglican Youth (CLAY) gathering August 16.