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Dioceses wrestle with vaccination rules

As Canada reels from the fourth wave of COVID-19, provinces have been implementing rules that require people to have proof of their vaccination status to enter certain businesses and other venues.

October issue spotlights healing amid trauma

Finding solace in the wake of grief and loss, providing help to those in need, and seeking to right wrongs are themes that pervade the October issue of the Anglican Journal.

Anglican eyewitnesses escape Lytton ‘inferno’

The plumes of smoke over Lytton, B.C. were an “apocalyptic” sight for Melanie Delva. But what the Anglican Church of Canada’s reconciliation animator remembers most from June 30—the day her home and all her possessions were destroyed by the fire, the day Lytton burned to the ground—are the sounds.

Two Hundred and Fifteen

Thoughts recorded two days after the Kamloops Residential school graves were discovered.

Stephen London elected bishop of Edmonton

The Rev. Stephen London, rector of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Sherwood Park, Alta., was elected bishop of the diocese of Edmonton at an online electoral synod June 26.

Church treasurer announces retirement

Hanna Goschy, the Anglican Church of Canada’s treasurer and chief financial officer since 2013, announced her retirement effective Aug. 13.

Anglican Journal loses editor, writer

The Anglican Journal found itself editorless this summer with the resignation of Matthew Townsend June 11. The same month also saw the departure of staff writer Joelle Kidd, on June 10.

Ottawa Anglican’s sock ministry touches thousands

On Dec. 24, 2017, Jessica Baird, a teacher and a parishioner at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church in Ottawa, was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a rare type of arthritis causing, among other things, severe and long-term pain in the spine.

‘We have a great task before us’

The 10th Indigenous Anglican Sacred Circle took place online from July 14 to 17, with the theme “Returning Home: Remembering the Lost”. Delegates mourned those who had died while forging ahead with discussion of the Covenant and Our Way of Life—foundational documents that will determine the shape of the emerging Indigenous church.