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‘Count on what’s true to do its own solicitation’: VST’s Richard Topping on preaching...

Since 2013, the Rev. Richard Topping, a Presbyterian minister and professor of systematic theology, has been principal of the Vancouver School of Theology (VST).

‘Standing at the church door’: The role of the diaconate

While the role of deacon in the church can be traced back to the book of Acts and through a period of flourishing in...

Queer hymn collection offers ‘much-needed’ resource for LGBTQ+ Anglicans and allies

Produced by a volunteer committee from the Hymn Society, an ecumenical non-profit association that seeks to promote congregational singing, Songs for the Holy Other includes almost 50 “queer hymns” by and for individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.

Reconciliation, restoration vision for Sorrento Centre, new executive director says

The Rev. Michael Shapcott has made a habit of asking a question during the opening orientation of the Sorrento Centre’s Five Weeks of Summer,...

Retired bishop of Quebec to run for Greens in ‘election like no other’

Dennis Drainville, retired bishop of the diocese of Quebec, is re-entering politics by running for the Green Party of Canada in this fall’s federal election.

Election resources go ecumenical

Anglicans casting a ballot in Canada’s federal election on Oct. 21 will find a range of ecumenical resources to help them learn more about the issues and converse with candidates.

Challenges draw Trinity and Wycliffe closer

Among the various display booths spread throughout the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre at General Synod 2019, guests and delegates passed one that bore testament to a new spirit of collaboration between two prominent Anglican seminaries in Toronto. 

Event honours children who did not return from residential schools

Indian residential school survivors, family and friends gathered with dignitaries at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Sept. 30, the National Day...

Discovering God in the rhythm of prayer

In its 2018-2019 year, the Community of St. Anselm had its first Canadian member: Melissa Ritz, 29, an Anglican from Edmonton. The Anglican Journal's Tali Folkins spoke with Ritz to learn more about her experience of what Lambeth Palace calls “a daring experiment in following Christ.”

General Synod votes to review governance structures

An amended motion for a constitutional review passed on the last day of General Synod 2019, setting the stage for a thorough examination of the body’s governance structures.

Bishop of Ottawa to retire April 30

John Chapman, who has served as bishop of the diocese of Ottawa since 2007, will retire April 30, 2020.

‘Soul Man, will you pray for us today?’ Priest takes the gospel to the...

A diocese of Huron priest is reaching out to the unchurched by giving services from the back of his SUV in the parking lots of southern Ontario.

2018 Anglican Journal Appeal raises $474,489

Last year’s Anglican Journal Appeal, the Journal’s annual donation campaign, raised $474,489 and boasted its highest-ever average donation, $56. The total of the 2018 appeal...

Chaplaincy innovations bring students together

The University of Victoria’s interfaith chapel has been called the “happiest place on campus,” Anglican chaplain Ruth Dantzer says. That’s because every Tuesday, close to...

Marriage vote failure ripples through church

General Synod’s failure to pass a resolution to amend the marriage canon to expressly allow solemnization of same-sex marriage, followed by a communiqué from the House of Bishops effectively commending diocesan-based decisions on the matter, has triggered a wave of responses across the Anglican Church of Canada.