Anglican Communion

The Anglican Communion is the gathering of Anglican and Episcopal churches from around the world. Today, the Anglican Communion comprises more than 80 million members in 44 regional and national member churches in more than 160 countries.

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July 16, 2019

[Anglican Journal] An effort to remove a prayer for conversion of the Jews from the Book of Common Prayer and to replace it with one for reconciliation with the Jews has passed its first major hurdle at General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada.

On July 15, a resolution to amend...

July 15, 2019

“We have deep healing to work at. And I know that this church can do it,” Linda Nicholls, bishop of the diocese of Huron and primate-elect of the Anglican Church of Canada, told General Synod shortly after voting results were announced...

July 15, 2019

Primate Fred Hiltz and officers of General Synod share a tense moment of silence before results are revealed. Photo: Matthew Townsend

[Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada will maintain its traditional definition of...

July 15, 2019

National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop Mark MacDonald is blessed by Primate Fred Hiltz as he receives a metropolitical cross upon the formation of a self-determining Indigenous Anglican church. Photo: Milos Tosic

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July 12, 2019

Archbishop Fred Hiltz. Photo: Milos Tosic/Anglican Journal

[Anglican Journal – Vancouver, British Columbia] In a wide-ranging address to General Synod on Thursday, July 11, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, outgoing primate of the Anglican...

July 12, 2019

[Anglican Journal] In an exercise intended to produce more compassionate discussions than those that sometimes prevailed during marriage canon discussion in 2016, members of the 2019 General Synod spent almost the entire afternoon of the gathering’s first official day of business hearing about...

July 12, 2019

[Anglican Journal] The signing of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement in 2003 was a tumultuous experience for the Anglican Church of Canada—one that transformed the church’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and left a lasting legacy, the effects of which are still being felt...

July 12, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] Despite an amendment to slow down the process, the Church of England’s General Synod has agreed a series of motions to take forward its Covenant with the Methodist Church in Britain to allow interchangeability of ministries and intercommunion between the two...

July 12, 2019

[Anglican Communion News Service] July has been designated a “plastic free month” by the Anglican Social Justice Network in New Zealand. The network is encouraging churches to join in the challenge. The plastic-free July challenge originated in 2011 as a pilot plan rolled out by five groups in...

July 5, 2019

[Anglican Journal] More than 350 Anglicans from across Canada—delegates, partners, invited guests, displayers, volunteers and observers—will gather July 10-16 in Vancouver for the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. While there, delegates will consider resolutions affecting the...

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