Canadian bishops veto consecration in Caledonia

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“The view he held and holds is that it is acceptable and permissible for a priest of one church of the Anglican Communion to exercise priestly ministry in the geographical jurisdiction of a second church of the Anglican Communion without the permission of the Ecclesiastical Authority of that second church”.

Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, celebrates renovation

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Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver BC, is engaged in a years-long renovation of their historic Vancouver building. The most recent phase of the renovation has enlarged the size of the parish kitchen, installed a new zinc roof, power-washed the masonry exterior and erected a stained-glass bell tower with 4 new bronze bells.

The current three indigenous bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada issue a statement on same-sex marriage

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The three indigenous bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada have issued a statement expressing disagreement with the decision of this past summer’s General Synod to alter the marriage canon to allow same-sex marriage. They also criticised the process by which the motion to alter the marriage canon came about.

Bishop of Caledonia in ACoC cancels electing synod for a bishop coadjutor

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Earlier this year the bishop called a special diocesan synod with a two-fold purpose, to pass a canon law which would allow the diocese to elect a bishop coadjutor and to then have the election. However, an anonymous member of one of the parishes in the diocese objected, stating that the election would violate diocesan canon law. Subsequently, the bishop has canceled the announced electing synod.

Primate of Canada says he can’t stop marriage equality

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Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, says he understands why some bishops have chosen to go ahead with the solemnization of same-sex marriages, even though the marriage canon (church law) cannot be officially changed until it is voted on again at General Synod 2019.

Canadian Anglicans faced with yet another issue of inclusion.

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UPDATE – Tonight, 11 JUL 2016, the resolution to bring marriage equality to the ACoC failed in the House of Clergy by 1 vote. It passed by the needed 2/3s majority in the Houses of Bishops & Laity. A motion to reconsider the vote on the resolution was defeated.

During his sermon for the opening eucharist for the Anglican Church of Canada’s 2016 triennial synod, the most Revd Fred Hiltz, reminded those gathered that the Canadian Church had passed through questions of inclusion a number of times since it’s first synod held in 1893.

Church leaders from around the world to speak at Canadian General Synod

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Representatives from at least six church organizations—including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Archbishop Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon are expected to speak at General Synod

General Secretary of General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada withholds documents from the Anglican Journal

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The Anglican Journal has existed since 1875. Last year the Journal celebrated 140 years of covering the news for Canadian Anglicans. Unlike the Episcopal News Service, the Anglican Journal proudly maintains an editorial autonomy, in spite of being an official publication of the ACoC. In years past, the Anglican Journal has been given access to the documents provided online to the members of the Council of General Synod prior to it meetings. This month the Secretary of General Synod, Archdeacon Michael Thompson, took the decision not to provide the documents to the Journal.

Canadian Council of General Synod responds to Bishops statement on marriage equality

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“In their statement, they wrote that they wondered if a legislative process is “the most helpful way of dealing with these matters”. The Council has also considered other options. If a legislative solution were not the best way to proceed on this question, we would ask the House of Bishops for some concrete examples of other options.”