Council of General Synod - October 9, 2019


  • Closer to Jesus of Nazareth: Q&A with Bishop Michael Curry
    Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: "That’s the one thing about authentic, genuine love: it’s unselfish. It’s self-sacrificial. It seeks the good and the welfare of the other, not just the welfare of the self. That kind of love knows no borders."
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  • A Thanksgiving message from Archbishop Anne
    Archbishop Anne Germond (Diocese of Algoma, Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario) has prepared a Thanksgiving message to the Diocese.
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  • A place to gather regardless of situation: Purple Door builds on soup kitchen
    The Purple Door is held on Mondays and Fridays at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall (Diocese of Saskatoon) for coffee and a visit, no matter their circumstances or denomination. For some, these are extra days where they can get out of the house and go visit friends and meet new people outside of the regular Tuesday evening soup kitchen get-together.
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  • You, too, can write a hymn — no experience necessary
    “Things are changing in society,” explains . “We need hymns for the LGBTQ community. We need hymns about the ecological crisis. Things that we didn’t worry about thirty years ago have become crucial issues, and people need to sing about them in church.”
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  • Residence for Canterbury College unveiled at ceremony
    A new three-story residence was officially blessed and opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week.The Anglican Church-affiliated College, part of the University of Windsor community, started construction of the new residence a year ago to help clear its growing wait list.
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  • Sunday, October 20 (Calgary, Alberta): Christ Church Café, offering seasonal presentations connecting with faith and community. The Café is a opportunity to engage current issues through the lens of faith. The history of the Anglican Church and Indigenous people in western Canada will be explored. Click here for more

  • Saturday, October 26 (Hamilton, Ontario): Niagara in Action — Immerse yourself in justice. Choose an issue (urban farming, food security, purging plastic, Doctrine of Discovery, Junior Justice - ages 5-12) and spend the day exploring its impacts and how to partner with people to make a difference. Each small group will be facilitated by a program volunteer and a local issue expert. Click here for more

  • Sunday, November 17 (Toronto, Ontario): What’s old and what’s new — evolution of hymns for worship, presented by the Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society. A workshop to sing new texts to old tunes, new texts with new tunes and worship songs from other countries. Click here for more


  • Diocese of Niagara: Walking on Water (WOW) grants
    Do you have a dream for a transformational, creative, innovative or inspiring project? One-time grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in January 2020 for new ministry initiatives or initiatives in the Diocese of Niagara that renew or deepen the scope of current ministry. The application deadline is November 11.
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  • World Day of Prayer coordinator kits
    An FYI from our friends at the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada— information packages will be mailed this month to 2020 World Day of Prayer coordinators. Packages will include a planning checklist and resources order form. Not sure if your name was forwarded to WICC as a coordinator? Please contact Nancy at


  • Why theological education is key to the future of the Anglican Communion
    The Director for Theological Education at the Anglican Communion Office, the Rev. Canon Dr Stephen Spencer, reflects on the importance of theological education.
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