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. Linda Nicholls became the Primate in 2019.

Organizationally, the North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry is part of the Territory of the People, formerly known as the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior.  Bishop Barbara Andrews has retired.  Bishop-elect Lincoln Mckoen began his work with the Territory of the People on May 1, 2020.

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
The Anglican Church of Canada’s Facebook Page

Latest News:

National Indigenous Peoples Day – June 21st

A Letter from the Leadership of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada In a letter from Indigenous Archbishop Mark MacDonald, Anglican Church of Canada, Archbishop Linda Nichols, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, … Continue reading

Church Leaders Acknowledge the Racism in Their Midst

Our Three Denominations Issue a Joint Letter In response to the demonstrations across the United States and Canada in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, … Continue reading

Western Pentecost / Eastern Ascension

“Together in One Place” (Acts 2: 1) an ecumenical on-line Pentecost prayer service Saturday, May 30th at noon (PDT) For information and registration: ecumenical-pentecost.eventbrite.ca Amid the unique challenges and opportunities of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, the CCC is hosting an … Continue reading

Ecumenical Letter Written to the Government of Canada

A Call to Canada to Uphold International Law and the Rights of Palestinians Our three denominations are signatories to an ecumenical letter to the Foreign Affairs Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, expressing with great concern Canada’s silence regarding the plans of the … Continue reading

A Public Letter on Guaranteed Basic Income

from the Leadership of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada What follows is an open letter signed by 41 Anglican and ELCIC bishops to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Finance … Continue reading

Tragedy in Nova Scotia

We Grieve and Stand Vigil Individuals, congregations, and communities across Canada struggle with responding to the deaths of twenty-two, one of whom was pregnant, that began late on Saturday, April 18th and ended late in the morning on Sunday, April … Continue reading