Primate Andrew Hutchison

ARCHBISHOP Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, speaks to Anglicans about the issues that matter most to him at the outset of his term of office in a webcast to be posted on the church’s national website ( Wednesday, Oct. 13.

            The webcast, entitled +Andrew: Conversations with the Primate, will be the first of regular such conversations between the Anglican Primate and members of the church.

The webcasts will consist of downloadable segments which will be posted at and which people may view whenever they wish and as often as they wish. A few days after a segment has been posted, a transcript will be made available for people who wish the text of the Primate’s remarks.

People wishing to respond to Archbishop Hutchison or to ask him questions may do so by emailing In subsequent segments, Archbishop Hutchison will engage members of the public and of the church by responding to these emails.

The archbishop will be in the Diocese of New Westminster in December to meet with several groups, including representative of parishes unhappy with the Diocesan Synod’s decision to ask for a rite of blessing for same sex couples.

He will give a public talk on “The Nature of Anglicanism,” at  St. Mary's, Kerrisdale, Monday, December 6, 2004, at 7:30 pm - All are welcome.

The Most Rev. Andrew Hutchison is the 12th Primate of Canada and was elected in June of this year. Before being elected Primate, Archbishop Hutchison served as the Archbisop of Montreal, Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces, and Metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada.

Archbishop Hutchison becomes the first national church leader in Canada to use the power of the internet to speak to members of his church and to the world.

-From the national church website, and local reports.