Marriage canon amendment fails to pass at General Synod

By MATT GARDNER July 13, 2019 Primate Fred Hiltz and officers of General Synod share a tense moment of silence before results are revealed. Photo: Matthew Townsend   The Anglican Church of Canada will maintain its traditional definition of marriage after a vote to amend the marriage canon failed to pass at General Synod 2019. … Continue reading “Marriage canon amendment fails to pass at General Synod”

Reflections on the Marriage Canon (Canon XXI) (Resources)

Reflections on the Marriage Canon (Canon XXI) As General Synod 2019 draws near, conversations and reflections surrounding the Amendment to Canon XXI (On Marriage in the Church) have increased. Here are some of the more recent posts and information available online, for those interested: – Click here for memorials from ecclesiastical provinces and dioceses across the country, part of the General … Continue reading “Reflections on the Marriage Canon (Canon XXI) (Resources)”

Ministry in Vancouver, B.C.: Setting the stage for General Synod 2019

English Bay in Vancouver, B.C. Photo by Mike Benna via Unsplash Ministry in Vancouver, B.C.: Setting the stage for General Synod 2019 By Matt Gardner on July 10, 2018 Facebook Twitter email   One year from today, Anglicans from across the country will pour into Vancouver, B.C. for the 42nd General Synod of the Anglican … Continue reading “Ministry in Vancouver, B.C.: Setting the stage for General Synod 2019”

As GS 2019 nears, primate asks church to ‘listen to its heartbeat’

By Tali Folkins June 1, 2018 “I’m inviting people…to talk with one another about their life as followers of Jesus, and to talk about the health and vitality of this church,” Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, told members of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) Friday, June 1. Photo: Tali … Continue reading “As GS 2019 nears, primate asks church to ‘listen to its heartbeat’”

‘I have called you by name’ approved as theme of General Synod 2019

By Tali Folkins June 5, 2018 The General Synod planning committee came up with the theme when they “realized that we’re being called into something new—a different primate, perhaps a new kind of reality of what our church is in the years to come,” Peter Wall, dean of the diocese of Niagara and chair of … Continue reading “‘I have called you by name’ approved as theme of General Synod 2019”