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David Ashdown bridged Western and Indigenous ways

The establishment of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh, the church’s first Indigenous diocese, in June 2014 was a watershed moment for Indigenous self-determination within the Anglican Church of Canada—and Archbishop David Ashdown played an indispensable role in it.

Vivian Seegers lived out gospel through pain and triumph

On June 2, the Rev. Vivian Seegers, founder and gathering priest of Urban Aboriginal Ministry (UAM) in the diocese of New Westminster, died at Vancouver General Hospital from complications due to COVID-19. She was 62.

Territory of the People bishop inhibited from ministry

Bishop Lincoln McKoen of the Territory of the People has been formally inhibited from ministry, following unspecified allegations that will now be subject to disciplinary proceedings by the provincial synod.

‘Her voice will never die’

The Rev. Canon Virginia “Ginny” Doctor, coordinator of Indigenous Ministries and a major architect of the self-determining Indigenous church, died on May 26. She was 71 years old.

COVID-19 claims retired Bishop Bedford-Jones

Bishop Michael Bedford-Jones, a former suffragan bishop in the diocese of Toronto, died April 18 from complications related to COVID-19. Bedford-Jones and his wife, Bonnie,

Pension fund grows by nearly 12% in 2020

The Anglican Church of Canada’s pension fund grew by nearly 12% in 2020 after markets bounced back—and then some—from March lows, says Judy Robinson, executive director of the General Synod Pension Plan.

Helping young people in a post-pandemic world

The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is seeking to help young people thrive after the COVID-19 pandemic with a new fundraising campaign that the foundation is calling its most ambitious yet.

‘Life marches on’

As the pandemic persists, Anglicans across Canada continue to adapt life- and death-defining liturgies.