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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.

‘Be still and know that I am God’: Hope in the year ahead, no...

I ask God to give me the words he wants me to speak for him.

‘The agora is online now’

Since mid-March, when churches in the diocese of Quebec began to close for in-person worship, Joan Boeckner, 75, a parishioner at Quebec City’s Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, has not been going to church.

Indigenous Ministries ramps up pandemic pastoral care

General Synod’s department of Indigenous Ministries is adjusting its pastoral support program to better respond to increasing levels of pandemic-related stress in Indigenous communities across Canada, says National Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald—work in which Resources for Mission (RfM), the national church’s fundraising arm, has been a valuable partner.

Dans l’attente d’un Noël en pandémie

L'Avent marque le début de notre année liturgique et nous plonge dans l’attente de la venue du Messie.

Sharing the gifts that we have received

The first months of the pandemic were filled with grief for all that we had lost.

Pandemic puts vulnerable food workers in focus

The people who come from other countries to work on Canada’s farms have never had it particularly easy—but the pandemic has added a sharp...

Church launches new online bookstore

The Anglican Church of Canada has a new online bookstore—and ordering books and other resources should be faster and easier as a result, the church staffer tasked with managing the switch to the new e-store says.

Primate: Concerns around societal stress grow as pandemic lingers

Concerns about mental health are growing as the church settles into an often-stressful “semi-permanent pattern of living and working” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, told the Council of General Synod (CoGS) which met online Nov. 6-8.

Borders in focus for November issue

People who have crossed our border, and the people who live south of it, are a prominent theme in this month’s Anglican Journal.

A journey through erased history: Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice

You move through Kent Monkman’s art exhibit Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience encountering found objects from Canadian museums, large canvases in the grand manner of European and American history paintings, and three-dimensional installations that tell the story of Canada from the all but erased Indigenous perspective.

Seminaries expand remote learning as pandemic continues

Theological colleges across Canada have adapted their teaching models to the COVID-19 pandemic, as online and remote learning become the new norm. In seminaries that...