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Eastern dioceses roll out COVID-19 telephone care lines

As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves Canadians increasingly anxious and uncertain, new telephone-based care lines are helping Anglican clergy offer prayers and a listening ear. On...

More dioceses announce financial support for parishes during COVID-19 crisis

The diocese of Nova Scotia and P.E.I. and diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador have announced plans to help parishes facing financial challenges in...

As COVID-19 reaches congregations, parish nurses offer observations, advice

In recent days, COVID-19—the disease caused by a novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, last December—has continued to spread globally, affecting worship around the world.

World Day of Prayer 2020 draws on Zimbabwean experience

Christian women around the world will call for healing and justice on Friday, March 6, as they lead more than 140 countries in the annual World Day of Prayer (WDP).

Dioceses respond, adapt as coronavirus spreads to Canada

As cases of the novel coronavirus are confirmed in Canada, Anglican leaders have responded with a review of good hygiene practices in pastoral care...

Lincoln McKoen elected bishop of Territory of the People

An Ontario-born priest with a background serving in parishes in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and British Columbia will be the next bishop of the Territory of the People—and the first elected since the territory gained formal status as a diocese.

Church leaders sign statement of support for Wet’suwet’en

A statement calling on the government of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to “immediately cease their occupation, arrests, and trespassing on Wet’suwet’en...

Anglican heraldry a rich, artistic expression of church identity

About a year ago, Barry Hill was rummaging through old files at the historic Mohawk Chapel in Brantford, Ont., “just to see what was in the musty manuscripts,” when he made an exciting discovery: a letter postmarked by Buckingham Palace.

Bishop of Edmonton ‘called away’ from diocesan episcopal ministry

Bishop Jane Alexander, bishop of the diocese of Edmonton, says she will be stepping down from her position July 31, with “no idea” what...

Former primate Hiltz to serve as assisting bishop of Moosonee

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, former primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will serve as assisting bishop for the diocese of Moosonee throughout 2020.

‘There is truth here’: Residential and day school student artwork displayed at exhibit

A childhood painting by residential school survivor Jim Wastasecoot was one of many on display from April 2019 to January 2020 as part of an exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver.

Norm Casey remembered as gentle friend, shepherd of Indigenous ministry

The Rev. Norman Casey, who served as priest in churches in or near the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve, Ontario; as a...

Bishop of N.S., P.E.I. to retire

Archbishop Ron Cutler, diocesan bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada, will resign from both posts July 31, with the intention of entering retirement.
The Rev. Gordon William Dominey now faces 27 charges related to offences allegedly committed at a youth jail in Edmonton in the 1980s. Photo: Edmonton Police Service

Anglican priest accused of sexual abuse charges dies in hospital

An Anglican priest awaiting trial for multiple sexual abuse charges died Nov. 7. The Rev. Gordon William Dominey, a priest in the diocese of New...

The changing face of church

Some say that house churches may become an increasingly common solution to the problems of aging buildings, rising costs and diminishing finances that many of today’s shrinking congregations face.