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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.

New primate foresees time of change for national church

The Anglican Church of Canada’s new primate says her top priority will be a review of the church’s mission and ministry—a re-examination of its role that could result in “painful” change for some as the church adjusts to challenging times.

Around the dioceses, September 2019

Major restructuring is in the works in the diocese of Qu’Appelle’s St. Cuthbert’s archdeaconry.

Diocese of Huron announces nominees for bishop

The Electoral Procedures Committee of the diocese of Huron has announced the nominees for bishop of the diocese, to be chosen at an electoral...

Bishop of Athabasca to resign for new positions with diocese of Dallas

Almost exactly a decade after being elected bishop of the diocese of Athabasca, Fraser Lawton will be resigning to take up positions with the Episcopal Church’s diocese of Dallas.

Anglican Journal launches digital magazine ‘Epiphanies’

Anglicans looking for in-depth stories and diverse perspectives on complex subjects have a new place to look: Epiphanies, a digital magazine produced by the...

Archdeacon Gordon Finney dead at 69

Archdeacon Gordon H. Finney, who served in the diocese of Toronto, taught at Seminari Thelogi in Malaysia and then retired to the diocese of...