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In the tongues of mortals and of angels

A Canadian Anglican scholar who specializes in Pentecostalism and the charismatic movement says he was surprised to learn this winter that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby prays every morning in tongues.

Parish rectory repair grants support Yukon ministry

Anglican Foundation grants have played a vital role in recent years supporting parish rectories in the diocese of Yukon. 

Ontario priests’ podcast from pub explores faith in the public square

If you’re looking for conversation about faith and spirituality, you’ll find a pretty wide variety of options, each with its own flavour and atmosphere.

Remembering Patrick Wedd: Celebrated church musician was ‘a force of nature’

Anglicans looking to appreciate the musical legacy of Patrick Wedd need look no further than their own hymn book. An acclaimed church organist, choir conductor and composer who served as music director at Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal for 25 years, Wedd was a key figure in the task force that produced Common Praise, official hymnal of the Anglican Church of Canada since 1998. Many of his own compositions feature in the book.

Prayer for reconciliation with the Jews up for first hearing at General Synod

When the Rev. Chris Dow, a priest in the diocese of Toronto and member of the Prayer Book Society of Canada (PBSC), learned about...

Chinese ministry grows, evolves in Vancouver and Toronto

The two cities chosen to host the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2019 and 2016 are distant in a geographic sense, but similar in their diversity. Demographically speaking, Vancouver and Toronto are two of the most multicultural cities in the world.  A key component of that diversity is a substantial population of Chinese Canadians and immigrants and visitors from China.

Human trafficking consultations wrap up in B.C.

The last of four regional consultations across the Anglican Church of Canada on how to end human trafficking and modern slavery took place on April 2-5 at the Bethlehem Centre in Nanaimo, B.C.

Listening to the Heartbeat of the Church: How Anglicans responded to the Primate’s call

Eight months after Primate Fred Hiltz invited the Anglican Church of Canada to come together in conversation circles for prayer and reflection, the Heartbeat of the Church exercise drew to a close in May.

The gospel calls us to fight slavery, MP says

An MP who introduced a private members’ bill in Parliament targeting modern slavery says his Christian faith was part of his motivation.

Six to receive Anglican Award of Merit

Six individuals are being honoured this triennium with an Anglican Award of Merit, which recognizes lay people for their contributions to the Anglican Church of Canada.

Yukon elects archdeacon as coadjutor bishop

The Ven. Lesley Wheeler-Dame has been elected on the first ballot as coadjutor bishop for the diocese of Yukon, making her eventual successor to Bishop Larry Robertson upon his retirement.

Creating community: Renovated church building provides housing and support in Winnipeg’s west end

This is the fourth post in a four-part series. Read previous instalments here, here and here. When the Rev. Cathy Campbell became rector at St. Matthew’s...

Come to the table: St. Luke’s Table in Ottawa breaks ‘social isolation’

This is the third post in a four-part series. Read previous instalments here and here. “The problem in Ottawa is housing is still very expensive and...

Common ground: Winnipeg church plans affordable housing on site of parish hall

This is the second post in a four-part series. Read the previous instalment here. At All Saints Anglican Church in Winnipeg, Man., the parish hall...

A foundation that others build upon

This is the first post in a four-part series. Read the next instalment here.  As social need mounts, Anglican churches repurpose buildings to provide housing...