Welcome Rev Chris Zoephel ...
The Rev Chris Zoephel has been appointed rector of The
Open Gate Anglican Network Church (Victoria, BC) effective February 1. Chris and
his family currently serve at Holy Trinity,
Meridian, Idaho – a congregation which is part
of the Anglican Mission in America (AMiA), a ministry partner with our province,
the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
Welcome ANiC project in Kelowna ...
A new ANiC
project has formed in Kelowna, BC. This is ANiC’s first congregation in the BC Interior.
The Rev Bruce Chamberlayne is giving pastoral leadership to this forming church community which meets regularly on Wednesday evenings.
If you know friends in Kelowna who need Christian fellowship in the Anglican
tradition, please put them in touch with the Rev Chamberlayne – by calling
250-212-9569 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
New congregations welcomed to ANiC ...
Church (Scugog / Port Perry, ON), led by the Rev Dr Brent Stiller, rector, and the
Rev Bruce McCallum, associate priest, is now a parish
||Church of the Resurrection (Halifax,
NS), let by the Rev Stephen Ashton is ANiC’s first congregation in Nova Scotia.
It is currently considered a “project”.
||St Andrew’s (Delta, BC), formerly
an ANiC project, is now recognized as a church plant. The Rev Dr Mike Dobson is
ANiC has three types of congregations:
projects, church plants and parishes. For more information, see ANiC’s church planting page on our website.
Beautiful 2012 Liturgical Calendar for sale ...
ANiC is producing a Liturgical Calendar for 2012 – a very attractive liturgical calendar! It’s a full colour, 8 x 10 inch (when folded) wall calendar that features original artwork by some of the many extraordinarily talented artists within the Anglican Network in Canada. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go to support ANiC’s church planting initiatives. They are priced at $10 apiece, with discounts for bulk orders: 10 for $90 ($9 each) and 50 for $400 ($8 each).
The days and colours of the Church Year are clearly noted, making it a valuable resource for all of us and an essential companion for clergy and church leaders. In formulating the Church Year, ANiC’s registrar, the Rev Tom Carman, has tried to incorporate a range of traditions in order to accommodate the diversity of practice within our church.
See more information.
Bishop Felix Orji consecrated ...
Bishop Don Harvey represented our Primate at the installation of newly consecrated bishop, the Right Rev Felix Orji in El Paso Texas. Bishop Orji once served on the pastoral staff of St John’s (Vancouver). You can read more about Bishop Orji’s consecration on the ACNA website.
Deacons ordained in Windsor, ON ...
In a wonderful and joyful service, Bishop Charlie Masters ordained the Rev Colleen McLeod and the Rev Phillip Rutledge to the diaconate at St Aidan's (Windsor, ON) on Thanksgiving Sunday.
The Reverend Stephen Flower: Rest in peace ...
The Rev Stephen Flower, who served in an honourary capacity at both Church of the Good Samaritan and St Stephen the Martyr, in St John’s, NL, passed away on October 9. He had been battling cancer for several years. The funeral is Wednesday, October 12 at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle in St John’s. Bishop Don gives thanks “for the wonderful example in ‘holy living and holy dying’ both Stephen and Marilyn have been to so many in recent months. May he rest in peace and rise in glory”. Only a few weeks ago the Rev Paul Almond, an ANiC deacon in Windsor, ON, went home to be with the Lord.
Welcome to To the Rev Dr Brent and Karen Stiller of Port Perry Ontario and the Rev Bruce and Marcia McCallum of Oshawa, Ontario ...
Bishop Don Harvey recently welcomed and licenced the Rev Dr Brent Stiller
of Port Perry Ontario. Dr Stiller and his wife Karen, a well-know Christian
writer, would like to plant a church in the vicinity of Scugog Township on the
shore of Lake Scugog about 75 kms north-east of Toronto. They would very much appreciate
your prayer support as they seek God’s direction and provision.
Bishop Don also gave the Rev McCallum an ANiC licence this week. The Rev McCallum
has been retired but continues very active in
ministry and is part of a church plant team.
Welcome Rev Stephen Ashton ...
Bishop Donald Harvey has welcomed the Rev Stephen
Ashton into ANiC and given him a licence to officiate within ANiC. The Rev Ashton announced his decision
to leave the Anglican Church of Canada to his parish in Halifax following the
Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI’s move to embrace same sex blessings.
Saint Matthew’s move to new home ...
The congregation of Saint
Matthew’s left their long-time building and walked the short distance to their
new premises on Sunday, 10 July 2011. The people of nearby Grace Church have
opened their building to Saint Matthew’s following the Supreme Court of Canada’s
refusal to hear the appeal of the four Vancouver-area ANiC parishes, including
Saint Matthew’s, of a lower court decision to award ownership of their properties
to the Diocese of New Westminster.
of the Messiah (Ottawa) walks ...
As part of a settlement
negotiated with the Diocese of Ottawa earlier this year, Church of the Messiah
(Ottawa) – formerly known as St Alban’s the Martyr – left their
building on June 26 and processed to their new meeting location just down the
street. The Ottawa Sun, Ottawa
Citizen, National Post and June 27th edition of 24H all covered the congregational march – some
with photos on the front cover of the paper. The church will now meet in the Ottawa Little Theatre.
ANiC’s Theologian Emeritus, Dr J I
Packer to be honoured ...
Renowned theologian and ANiC’s Theologian
Emeritus, the Rev Canon Dr James Packer will be honoured by the Word Guild of Canada –
representing Canadian Christian writers – for outstanding career
achievement. He will be the recipient of the 2011 Leslie K Tarr Award. Dr Packer
is said to be “…among the most influential English-speaking theologians in
shaping the character of late-twentieth-century North American evangelical
Welcome Christ the King Quispamsis, NB ...
ANiC’s moderator, Bishop Donald Harvey, has officially welcomed Christ the King in Quispamsis, NB.
Welcome to ANiC’s first parish in Calgary ...
now has a parish in Calgary. The congregation of about 80 families held
their first serviceMay 1 in rented premises,leaving behind their former
building. They will be taking some time to recalibrate their vision for
ministry in their community and consider a name for the church. For now,
they will be known as the ANiC Calgary Project and will meet at 1pm in the
facilities of New Life Community Church at 7642 22 Street SE, Calgary. On
May 6-8, Bishop Trevor Walters will be in Calgary to officially welcome the
congregation into ANiC. Then, on May 15, an 8:30am Book of Common Prayer
service will be added to the 1pm Eucharist.
pray for this fledgling parish and especially for the special services this
to three new ANiC priests ...
Donald Harvey has welcomed the Rev Jonathan Gibson (Calgary, AB), the Rev Ruth Lillington(Calgary, AB) and the Rev Jonathan Wong (Toronto, ON) as priests in ANiC. The Rev Gibson was the long-time rector of the Anglican
Church of Canada’s St Augustine (Calgary, AB) and is now rector of ANiC’s
newest congregation, the ANiC Calgary Project. Jonathan’s reasons for leaving
the Anglican Church of Canada and joining ANiC are posted to the
ANiC website. As is his first
sermon at the new ANiC parish.
The Rev Ruthy Lillington is
honourary assistant to the Rev Gibson in the new ANiC Calgary Project.
The Rev Jonathan Wong was
ordained and served in the Diocese of Singapore before coming to Toronto in 2009
to study at Wycliffe. He is active
in Christ The King Toronto.
ANiC parishioners’ survey ...
ANiC’s development team has created a five minute survey that we’d love to have completed by all ANiC parishioners 18 and older.
Welcome Rev James Bennett ...
Bishop Don has licenced the Rev James Bennett (Orillia, Ontario) as a priest in ANiC.
Welcome Dean Peter Williams ...
Having relinquished his Anglican Church of Canada licence, the Very Rev Peter Williams, formerly Dean of the Cathedral in Whitehorse, Yukon, received a licence today from Bishop Don Harvey to serve as a priest in ANiC.
Ottawa parishes reach settlement with Diocese ...
Ottawa, ON – After months of negotiation, two Ottawa parishes of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) – St Alban’s the Martyr and St George’s – have reached a negotiated settlement with the Anglican Church of Canada’s Diocese of Ottawa.
Read the news release.
New Ginger Group books published ...
The popular Anglican Agenda Series has
expanded again. The new titles
• Taking Holy Communion Seriously,
by the Rev Dr Brett Cane
• Taking Baptism Seriously, by the
Rev Canon Dr J I Packer
• Taking Marriage Seriously, by the
Rev Dr Archie Pell
Welcoming The way ...
ANiC welcomes a new church project. The Way
has been established in Wasaga Beach, Ontario.
Welcome Celebration Church ...
ANiC’s moderator, Bishop Donald Harvey, has officially welcomed Celebration Church
in Barrie, ON.
Welcome the Rev David Chapman into ANiC ...
The Rev Chapman
was accepted as a new priest in ANiC by Bishop Don on Nov 30 and is to receive
his official Letter of Recognition and License to Officiate from Bishop Charlie
on Jan 30 at St. Timothy's Anglican Bible Church in Montreal (10 a.m.
service) David is currently doing
his PhD at McGill and will be working on a church plant in downtown Montreal Welcome the Rev David!
Area ANiC Parishes File Application for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of
Trustees of the four Vancouver area parishes filed an application for Leave to
Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada on January 14, 2011. The News Release said in part:
The Trustees submit the Court of
Appeal was correct in holding that the church properties are held on religious
purpose trusts for Anglican ministry, but that it erred in finding that
Anglican ministry is as defined by a majority in the ACC, and in awarding the
properties to the ACC Diocese.
“The Court of Appeal acknowledged
that the awarding of these properties to the Diocese of New Westminster could
well mean that the churches would have “vastly reduced or non-existent
congregations””, said Cheryl Chang, Special Counsel to ANiC. “But this result actually serves to
defeat the religious purpose and results in the trust property being empty or
underused. The evidence at trial
showed the awarding of the properties to the ANiC congregations would mean that
the original purposes of Anglican Ministry would continue to be fulfilled in
those church properties. In
contrast, the Diocese is in a process of closing and selling churches.”
the full release, see ANiC’s website, here.
the full Trustees’ Memorandum of Argument, here.
Welcome Rev Robin Guinness! ...
January 10, 2011 – Continuing with the global Anglican Communion but departing from the Anglican Church of Canada. Read Rev Robin Guinness ACoC departing paper.
Welcome Church of St James ...
moderator, Bishop Donald Harvey, has officially welcomed Church of St James in Lennoxville, QC.
Welcome LivingHope Christian Church ...
moderator, Bishop Donald Harvey, has officially welcomed LivingHope Christian Church in Scarborough, ON.
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