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The December issue of the Anglican Journal is now available online at, or download a PDF version below.


‘Never seen anything this bad’

“Everybody lost a lot of friends out here,” says an Indigenous elder who gives his name simply as Dave. He’s sitting on a bench outside Holy Trinity Church in Toronto, where he has both relied on the church’s services for unhoused and street-involved people over the past two years and taken a leading role in helping provide them.

Health-care chaplains become official FWM ministry network

Council of General Synod (CoGS) has recognized Anglican health-care chaplains, also known as spiritual care professionals, as an official network of the national church’s department of Faith, Worship, and Ministry (FWM).

Sask. bishop looks to step down in spring

Bishop Michael Hawkins, of the diocese of Saskatchewan, says he expects to resign from his position effective April 30, 2023 due to health problems he has been experiencing since a severe bout of COVID-19 in late 2020.

Provinces absent from Lambeth have left Communion: primate

The Anglican churches in Nigeria, Uganda and Rwanda have effectively separated from the Anglican Communion by refusing to participate in the Lambeth Conference, says Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.