Anglican Church of Canada

The Anglican Witness in Canada started in the eighteenth century with the Church Missionary Society and the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The Eucharist was first celebrated in Frobisher Bay in 1578; the first Church building was St. Paul's, Halifax, in 1750. The Church includes a large number of the original inhabitants of Canadian Indians, Inuit, and Metis and has been a strong advocate of their rights.

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February 24, 2020

Protest participants at Unist’ot’en Camp honor missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as police move toward the camp. Photo: Michael Toledano via Anglican Journal

[Anglican Journal] A statement calling on the government of...

February 11, 2020

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Church of Canada launched a podcast on Feb. 3 entitled “Sacred Teachings: Wisdom of the Land.” The podcast is an eight-part series featuring indigenous speakers, who will share their insights, wisdom, traditions and stories about the sacredness of...

November 21, 2019

[Anglican Journal] The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2015 that parts of the country’s Criminal Code that prohibited medically assisted deaths were in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Since June 2016, medical assistance in dying (MAiD) has been legal in Canada for...

November 12, 2019

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada’s first reliably collected set of statistics since 2001 show the church running out of members in about two decades if the church continues to decline at its current rate, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard on Nov. 9.

“We’ve got...

September 24, 2019

“They bring the agenda to the table, not me; I’m just a presence,” the Rev. Stephen Martin says. “Ninety-five per cent of the time, when conversations come about faith and faith issues, they bring it up—not me.” Photo: Contributed via...

September 10, 2019

[Anglican Journal] When Archdeacon Keith Cartwright, archdeacon of the southern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, visited Haiti in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, he thought he would never see anything close to that level of devastation again. But now, surveying the damage in his own...

September 9, 2019

Sydney Brouillard-Coyle (left), a youth delegate from the Diocese of Huron who identifies as gender non-conforming, queer and asexual, receives a blessing from Primate Linda Nicholls at the closing Eucharist of General Synod 2019. Photo:...

August 27, 2019

Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Milos Posic/Anglican Journal

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada’s new primate says her top priority will be a review of the church’s mission...

August 22, 2019

The Rt. Rev. Fraser Lawton will serve as rector of the Church of St. Dunstan in Mineola, Texas, and will also be an assisting bishop for The Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Dallas. Photo: Diocese of Dallas/Anglican Journal

[Anglican...

July 26, 2019

Archbishop Fred Hiltz anoints the Anglican Church of Canada’s National Indigenous Bishop, Mark MacDonald, as he is raised to the status of archbishop. Photo: Anglican Church of Canada via ACNS

[Anglican Communion News Service] The...

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The Anglican Witness in Canada started in the eighteenth century with the Church Missionary Soci