The Anglican Church of Canada

The Anglican Church of Canada

In Canada about 800,000 Anglicans worship in 31 dioceses, from Vancouver Island to St. John’s, Newfoundland. The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz is the head (called the “Primate”) of the national church.   The Anglican Church of Canada supports churches in large urban areas, small rural villages, and in remote northern regions.  In addition to English-language services, services are offered in French, Spanish, Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, as well as Indigenous languages. 

Governance

Every three years, approximately 400 representatives from dioceses across the country gather together at a meeting called General Synod to make decisions on the spiritual and administrative direction of the church.  Between Synods, a group called the Council of General Synod is authorized to make decisions on behalf of the wider church.  Other counsel or advise is given by the “House of Bishops” -- a gathering of bishops and archbishops from across Canada who meet regularly to reflect on spiritual and moral issues.

The Anglican Church of Canada has a Social Network site called The Community .

News


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Anglican Journal Appeal Reminder

A pledge card; letter from AJ editor, Tess Sison; and a return envelope were included in the September 2017 issues of Anglican Journal and Topic, the publication of the Diocese of New Westminster. This is just a... Read More


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Bishop John Timothy Frame

BISHOP JOHN TIMOTHY FRAME (RET.) December 8, 1930 - August 4, 2017    On Saturday, August 5, Archbishop John Privett, Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC/Yukon contacted the office of the Primate and... Read More


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Neale Adams's May 30th Anglican Journal Article

Please click this link to access Neale Adams's May 30th article on the Anglican Journal website. Neale reported on the Opening of the textile exhibit, (in)finite, part of the Anglican Foundation's 60th Anniversary... Read More


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Provincial H.O.B. Objects to Election of Rev. Jacob Worley

House of Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC & Yukon registers objection to election of the Rev. Jacob Worley  This is a media release from The Anglican Church of Canada. The House of Bishops of the... Read More


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(in) finite - spiritual conversations in cloth

This is an exhibition featuring 30 Canadian textile artists and their explorations into the realm of the sacred. The exhibition is open to the public and fee of charge. It marks the 60th anniversary of the Anglican... Read More