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:

Gift Ideas from Our Denominations

On-Line Gift Catalogues Are Now Available Unique Ideas to Support Communities Around the World Gifts from the Heart The Catalogue from Canadian Lutheran World Relief   Gifts With Vision The Catalogue from The United Church of Canada   World of … Continue reading

Evangelical Lutheran and Anglican Leaders Express Concern about Mi’kmaw Lobster Fishing Crisis

Our Leaders Have Written to the Canadian and Nova Scotian Governments Requesting Intervention Leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada have written to express urgent and deep concern for the violent situation unfolding … Continue reading

Providing Relief Support to Lebanon

Here’s How You Can Help Our three denominations’ relief agencies are already working with their partners in Lebanon to determine how to best assist the people of Beirut after the deadly and devastating explosion on August 4th.  Until August 24th, … Continue reading

United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

This international day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013.  The theme for this year focuses on first responders to human trafficking and how their efforts need to be sustained and replicated.  These are the people who … Continue reading

International Responses to COVID-19

Our Denominations and Their Partners Provide Aid and Assistance The following links provide information about the needs and work being done in various parts of the world.  We already will be helping a bit through our Joy Box contributions.  Those … Continue reading

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