004 Chancellor’s Report 005 Communications Coordinating Committee 006 Report of the General Secretary Concerning the Council of General Synod Appendix A – Strategic Planning Working Group Appendix B – Statistics Report 007 Council of the North 008 Faith, Worship, and Ministry Coordinating Committee Appendix A – Resolutions to CoGS Appendix B – Revised Terms of […]

In Memoriam

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you. (Romans 8:11) We record with gratitude the names of former members of the General Synod, known to us who […]

Memorial to General Synod

Diocese of Huron The following motion was carried at the 182nd Synod of the Diocese of Huron in London Ontario, on Monday, May 16, 2022. Appendix #1 (attached) was circulated with the motion. CHARLES INGLIS MOTION Motion Moved by: The Rev’d Robert Clifford Seconded by: The Rev’d Marty Levesque “BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Synod […]

Structure of The Anglican Church of Canada

The Anglican Church of Canada comprises 30 dioceses across Canada, each under the jurisdiction and pastoral care of a diocesan bishop. The dioceses together comprise approximately 2,800 congregations, organized into 1,700 parishes. Along with the bishops, each diocese sends lay and clerical representatives to the General Synod. Dioceses are organized into districts called ecclesiastical provinces, […]

Retired Bishops of The Anglican Church of Canada

Former Primates The Most Rev. Fred J. Hiltz The Most Rev. Michael J. Peers The Most Rev. Andrew S. Hutchison Bishops A The Rt. Rev. Jane Alexander The Rt. Rev. Rodney Andrews The Rt. Rev. Stephen Andrews The Rt. Rev. Benjamin T. Arreak The Rt. Rev. Charles Arthurson The Rt. Rev. Barbara Andrews The Rt. […]

Background to General Synod

The first General Synod met in Toronto 130 years ago (1893). Three fundamental decisions were made at that time; that Synod consist of three orders (bishops and equal members from the clergy and laity); that the Provincial system be maintained; and that the Solemn Declaration be adopted as the basis of the constitution. The balance […]

General Synod Acronyms 2023

KNOW YOUR ABCs A few acronyms you’re likely to come across at General Synod: ACC Anglican Church of Canada, also Anglican Consultative Council ACIP Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples ACPO Advisory Committee on Postulants for Ordination ACW Anglican Church Women AFC Anglican Foundation of Canada ARC Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue BAS Book of Alternative Services BCP […]

Resolution Templates

Resolution Templates are available in Microsoft Word and PDF formats: Resolution Template (PDF) Resolution Template (Word)

Writing Resolutions for General Synod

Structure: Resolutions have 4 parts: an opening phrase: That this General Synod, a clear statement of the action(s) you wish the General Synod to take a description of the action to be taken (refer to a committee, write a letter, set up a task force, etc.) and who is responsible for follow-up, if any a […]

Matthew 10:40-42


40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous, 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”

John 15:12-17

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing, but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

John 21:15-19

Jesus and Peter

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” And he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” 19 (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, “Follow me.”

Luke 11:33-36

The Light of the Body

33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a bushel basket; rather, one puts it on the lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but if it is unhealthy, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness. 36 But if your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays.”

Matthew 8:1-4

Jesus Cleanses a Man

8 When Jesus had come down from the mountain, great crowds followed him, and there was a man with a skin disease who came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing. Be made clean!” Immediately his skin disease was cleansed. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”