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Anglican archbishops react to sign of possible life on Venus

Two of the Anglican Church of Canada’s most senior leaders are hailing with enthusiasm the discovery of a gas associated with living organisms on the planet Venus.

‘Be invitational in our desire to see change’

Early in June, Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls described the COVID-19 pandemic as a “changed circumstance”: the latest in a long series of changes...

Churches prepare to re-open—but not everywhere

As Anglican churches across Canada returned or planned to return to in-person worship this spring and summer, some senior church leaders were reporting a...

CoGS appoints new general secretary of General Synod

The Council of General Synod confirmed the appointment of Archdeacon Alan Perry as the next general secretary of General Synod during its virtual meeting...

Remembering Margaret Waterchief: ‘I saw in her the beauty of our people’

On July 19, the Rev. Margaret Waterchief died at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary from complications due to COVID-19. She was 88.

Sorrento Centre community meal program helps feed the multitude in B.C.

Since the last week of March, the Sorrento Centre has prepared more than 6,000 quality nutritious meals for those in need—working with its partners to distribute them throughout the Shuswap area of B.C., including the city of Salmon Arm.

Reduced costs, continuing gifts help church avoid employee hour reductions

Reduced costs for travel, meetings and Anglican Journal distribution, along with continuing support from the dioceses, have allowed the Anglican Church of Canada to avoid cutting work hours of its staff despite challenging times, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard June 13.

‘Be strong and bold!’ A message from the primate for 2020 graduates

Everyone looks forward to those moments in our lives that mark something significant.

At first virtual meeting of CoGS, primate shares hopes, challenges facing the church

Council of General Synod, the executive body of General Synod that typically meets biannually, will be meeting in regular one-day virtual sessions via Zoom...

Sovereignty and safety concerns front of mind for Indigenous communities warding off COVID-19

Prayers over Keeyask On May 22, freezing rain pelts down on northern Manitoba’s Provincial Road 280, the north access road to the site of the...

Jubilee in Central Newfoundland focuses parishes on intentional mission

A renewed focus on mission guides the diocese of Central Newfoundland as it embarks on a time of jubilee.

Faith guides Anglican directing emergency response in Fort McMurray

As director of emergency management for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Scott Davis has helped oversee the city’s response to ongoing crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic and severe flooding.

Indigenous church plans online gospel jamboree

Indigenous Anglican leaders are hoping an online gospel jamboree planned for this Friday will help lift spirits weighed down by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dioceses begin to announce plans and safety measures for reopening churches

As several Canadian provinces announce timelines for reopening businesses closed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anglican dioceses across the country have...

June issue offers snapshot of COVID-19 responses

The June issue of the Anglican Journal is now online. In this issue of the Journal, we explore the impact of COVID-19 on Anglicans and...