B.C. priest’s study finds gratitude a potential tool in fighting loneliness

Prayers and other expressions of gratitude may hold significant potential in making people feel less lonely, a small study by a B.C. priest suggests.

‘Count on what’s true to do its own solicitation’: VST’s Richard Topping on preaching...

Since 2013, the Rev. Richard Topping, a Presbyterian minister and professor of systematic theology, has been principal of the Vancouver School of Theology (VST).

Closer to Jesus of Nazareth: Q&A with Bishop Michael Curry

Bishop Michael Curry is the 27th and current presiding bishop of the U.S.-based Episcopal Church. Curry garnered international attention in 2018, when he preached...

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.”

‘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.

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.

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...

General Synod passes motion to sign, endorse Christian-Muslim dialogue

General Synod voted July 15 to sign on to “A Common Word Between Us and You” and endorse it as a model for Christian-Muslim dialogue. The letter extends “an invitation to look at two foundational principles present within both of our respective scriptures: the call to love God above all things, and the call that follows from that, to love our neighbours. Love of God and love of neighbour is the starting ground.” “A Common Word” is a letter written in 2007 at the initiative of 138 Muslim scholars, clerics and political figures, according to the Rev. Scott Sharman, animator for ecumenical and interfaith relations, who gave a presentation to General Synod before the motion.

General Synod approves Journal, communications changes

Vancouver The 42nd General Synod approved changes to the organization of the two committees that have overseen the communications and storytelling efforts of the Anglican...

General Synod approves Jubilee Commission

General Synod passed a motion July 16 to affirm the creation of the Jubilee Commission, a commission tasked with finding a “just, sustainable and...

General Synod expands full communion recognition

General Synod passed a resolution July 15 to recognize full communion among the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC), the U.S.-based Episcopal Church (TEC), the...