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‘A narrative of light, hope and truth’: Jubilee Commission launches archival history research project

The Jubilee Commission, the body established by Council of General Synod to propose a sustainable funding base for the self-determining Indigenous church, has officially launched a new archival research project on historical funding trends for Indigenous ministry within the Anglican Church of Canada.

Sam Rose elected bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador

Archdeacon Sam Rose has been elected the sixth bishop of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, after being voted in on the fourth ballot at the Nov. 28 electoral synod.

UCC general secretary would like to see African-Canadian theology grants

The United Church of Canada’s recently named general secretary says he hopes to see the creation of an educational institution for African-Canadian theology, funded at least partly by payments of reparation for the colonization of African peoples.

Moosonee priests bring baptisms home

The Rev. Ann Westgate, deacon of St. John the Evangelist Mistissini in the diocese of Moosonee, spent Nov. 15 to Dec. 1 travelling in the Cree Nation of Waskaganish, where she baptized 47 children, infants and teens.

‘We have to help one another to survive’: A conversation with Jonas Allooloo

In December 2020, the Anglican Journal published “No room in the inn.” This article detailed how the Rev. Jonas Allooloo—former dean of St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and a key translator of the first Bible in Inuktitut—was effectively homeless two years after his retirement in January 2019.

Orthodox school finds ‘natural home’ at Trinity

The only Orthodox theological programs in Canada accredited by the Association of Theological Schools are offered at a historically Anglican college—a fact that may seem counterintuitive.

CoGS hears of ‘transformative change’ across church

A first round of strategic planning consultation sessions with Canadian Anglicans has revealed a sense of profound change at hand in the church, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard at an online meeting Nov. 6-8.

Hildegard of Bingen

For a woman in medieval Europe, the Benedictine abbess later known as St. Hildegard occupied a relatively privileged position.

Edmonton church avoids COVID-19 outbreak after presence of infected person at service

The associate priest of an Edmonton church says her church is grateful for having strictly followed COVID-19 protocols after a close brush with the disease.

Pandemic year ends with surplus—but cuts likely at national office from 2022, CoGS hears

Despite the difficulties and uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, General Synod is projected to end the year with a substantial surplus, Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard Nov. 7.

Dismantling Racism Task Force appointed

Council of General Synod (CoGS) appointed seven members to the Dismantling Racism Task Force at its November meeting. Members of the task force include Dale...

Many dioceses evade pandemic year cash crunch—at least for now

The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis.

‘New ways of being church are emerging’

As the tumultuous year 2020 drew to a close, and as Canadian Anglicans looked towards another year of uncertainty, the Anglican Journal informally surveyed members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) about the presentation on the national church’s strategic planning process they’d heard Nov. 6.

January issue looks at the state of the church

With a new year beginning, the January Anglican Journal takes a look at the Anglican Church of Canada at the closing of an unusual and difficult 2020.

Church eyes possible full communion with Moravians in 2022

The Anglican Church of Canada’s Faith, Worship and Ministry (FWM) Committee is hoping the next General Synod will see a full communion agreement with another denomination: the Moravians, Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard Nov. 8.