Anglican Church of Canada

Anglican crestThe Anglican Church of Canada is the oldest of our three partner denominations having formed the national body of the General Synod in 1893; although it did not name itself the Anglican Church of Canada until 1955.  Its roots lie in the Church of England which had separated from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century. It is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.  The national pastoral leader and Chief Executive Officer of General Synod is known as The Primate.  The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz became the Primate in 2007.

Organizationally, the North Thompson Pastoral Charge is part of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior, known as APCI. The bishop is The Right Rev. Barbara Andrews.

Canadian Anglicans respond to national and international emergencies, refugees, development, and justice issues through The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.

Other links:

The Anglican Journal – the newspaper/magazine of the Anglican Church of Canada
Sorrento Centre – retreat and conference centre located in the Shuswap Valley

Latest News:

Anglican – United Church Dialogue Makes Report

Report from Anglican-United Church dialogue compares theological, ecclesial understandings By Matt Gardner on November 9, 2016 on the Anglican Church of Canada’s website The need for renewed dialogue between the Anglican Church of Canada and The United Church of Canada … Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples, Water Security, and an Oil Pipeline

Stand with Standing Rock A Call for Prayer from the Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada Providing the context of a protest of the building of an oil pipeline in … Continue reading

Let our “yes” be yes

A statement from Archbishop Fred Hiltz What follows is a statement from Archbishop Fred Hiltz, responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action # 48 on behalf to the Anglican Church of Canada. The response was presented at Her … Continue reading