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. 


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 .



Anglican Journal Appeal

A few weeks have passed since the arrival of the September issues of The Anglican Journal and Topic, and this is just a reminder that those two publications arrived with an insert; they contained an envelope... Read More


Reporter’s Notebook: Your Provincial Synod Play List

Sorrento Centre on the shore of Shuswap Lake was the scene for the 2018 Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and Yukon. Officers, delegates, and guests—some 60 souls—met on a few brisk days in mid-September... Read More


Coverage of 2018 Provincial Synod

The Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and Yukon was convened at Sorrento Centre in the Diocese of Kootenay September 14-16. Diocesan communications has received numerous photos, and Archbishop Skelton has... Read More


The Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue 2018

Archbishop Skelton attended The 9th Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue held this year July 18-22 in London, Ontario. And, she posted a number of photos to her Instagram account. (You can become a follower... Read More


Bishop David Finds a Warm Welcome at 1410 Nanton Avenue

On January 18, 2018, bishops, clergy and lay gathered at St. Andrew’s, Cathedral in Prince Rupert for the Consecration of the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Caledonia, David Lehmann. Exactly five months and a day... Read More


AFC Awards $337,000 in April 2018 Grant Cycle

MAY 24, 2018, QUEBEC CITY, QC.—The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has announced $337,000 in grants in support of new projects across Canada in its April cycle of awards. AFC’s board of directors met in Quebec... Read More

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National Indigenous Day of Prayer

June 21, 2018 is the National Indigenous Day of Prayer. The Anglican Church of Canada has supplied some context and resources so that parishes can mark this day of prayer each year on June 21. Resources provided by... Read More


May 12 Archiepiscopal Election Update

On Saturday, May 12 at 9am, the voting members of the Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC/Yukon will elect a new Metropolitan via telephone conference call in successive rounds of voting until one of the... Read More

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Toronto Weeps

So often it is somewhere else – New York, Boston, Paris, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Yemen… Yesterday it happened here at home. An attack at mid-day in North York – an attack that can only be described... Read More