The 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. The Territory of the People is a region within the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon, which is one of four ecclesiastical provinces of the Anglican Church of Canada. The bishop who gives oversight to the ecclesiastical province is called the Metropolitan. The Most Rev. Lynne McNaughton, Bishop of Kootenay Diocese, became the 13th Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon in 2021.
As of February 1, 2022, Archbishop Lynne McNaughton, appointed the Right Rev. Jane Alexander, newly retired bishop of the Diocese of Edmonton, to serve as interim Bishop of the Territory of the People. She will be the Assisting Bishop to the Territory, working with the Metropolitan.
The Territory of the People publishes a Monthly Bulletin, usually in the last week of the month. They can be downloaded.
• Current issue: January 1, 2023
• Previous issue: December 1, 2022
Back issues are available on the Territory’s website.
Canadian Anglicans respond to national and international emergencies, refugees, development, and justice issues through The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund.
The Anglican Journal – the newspaper/magazine of the Anglican Church of Canada
In Full Communion: Anglicans and Lutherans working together in Canada – This site is a home to joint programs and projects of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
Sorrento Centre – retreat and conference centre located in the Shuswap Valley
The Anglican Church of Canada’s Facebook Page