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Toronto, Central Newfoundland dioceses declare jubilee for parishes

Two more dioceses in the Anglican Church of Canada have announced measures to help parishes struggling with finances during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian Anglicans respond as pandemic disrupts family life

While concerns grow about the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns on families and children, some Canadian Anglicans have been reaching out in new ways to help them.

‘Where there is love’: Reflections on caring in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

The first time I went to Providence Health Care’s Crosstown Clinic on Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside (DTES) was a surreal experience.

Five years after the ‘Syrian surge,’ refugee sponsorship levels remain high. Is it enough?

In the fall of 2019, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, sent a letter to Jack Palmer-White, Anglican Communion’s permanent...

Lessons in liturgy from The Two Popes

There was no way that I was going to miss The Two Popes, the 2019 biographical drama film about Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, because I am a sucker for all things papal.

Waiting for hope

As a young person in the church, I was taught that the first words to be spoken on Easter morning—and to everyone you met that day—were: “ALLELUIA, CHRIST IS RISEN!” and, in response, “THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED, ALLELUIA!”

Resurrection comes to Fort McMurray

For almost four years, Fort McMurray has been recovering from the fire which, at the height of evacuation, forced more than 80,000 people to flee their homes. In the aftermath of the disaster, local churches played a vital role in helping the community rebuild.

When we breathe our last

Around the world, death cafés allow people of all faiths (and of none) to gather and discuss one of life’s greatest mysteries: its end. Before...

‘Invite everyone to more’: A conversation with Canon Stephanie Spellers

Canon Stephanie Spellers is the canon to the presiding bishop for evangelism, reconciliation and creation care in the U.S.-based Episcopal Church. She was appointed...

Eucharistic feast, fast or famine?

Anglican leaders offer a diverse set of responses and recommendations about Holy Eucharist in the time of COVID-19 Leaders of the Anglican Church of Canada...

Anglican Foundation offers loan payment relief to parishes

The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) is extending the repayment period and suspending interest charges on loans to help loanees struggling with financial stress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation announced this week.

N.L. ‘Coffee Table’ discipleship moves online during pandemic

On Wednesday nights in Lent, members of the Parish of St. Michael and All Angels in St. John’s, N.L., and a couple of neighbouring...

Saskatchewan Anglicans, Lutherans, Roman Catholics, Ukrainian Catholics pledge joint worship, ministry

Anglicans, Lutherans, Roman Catholics and Ukrainian Catholics across the civil province of Saskatchewan can expect to be worshipping and ministering together in a wide...

Eastern dioceses roll out COVID-19 telephone care lines

As the COVID-19 pandemic leaves Canadians increasingly anxious and uncertain, new telephone-based care lines are helping Anglican clergy offer prayers and a listening ear. On...

‘Go and do likewise’: A review of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In her film about children’s TV star the Rev. Fred (“Mister”) Rogers, an ordained Presbyterian minister, gifted director Marielle Heller chooses to focus not on the children for whom Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was made, but on a grown-up, journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), a man who carries the scars of an unhappy childhood into his adult life.