Church of Canada may disappear by 2040, says new report

Nov 19, 2019 by

by John Longhurst, RNS: A “wake-up call.” That’s what Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, called a new report showing there may be no members left in the mainline Canadian denomination in 20 years. The report, which was commissioned by the church, was delivered to the Council of General Synod meeting November 7-9 in Mississauga, Ontario. “Projections from our data indicate that there will be no members, attenders or givers in the Anglican Church of Canada by...

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‘Wake-up call’: Canadian church hears statistics report on membership decline

Nov 13, 2019 by

by Tali Folkins, Anglican Journal: The Anglican Church of Canada’s first reliably-collected set of statistics since 2001 show the church running out of members in little more than two decades if the church continues to decline at its current rate, the Council of General Synod (CoGS) heard Friday, Nov. 9. “We’ve got simple projections from our data that suggest that there will be no members, attenders or givers in the Anglican Church of Canada by approximately 2040,” the Rev. Neil Elliot, a...

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Anglican Church of Canada Faces Extinction by 2040, new Report Reveals

Oct 11, 2019 by

by David Virtue, Virtueonline: New official statistics gathered from 2017 by the Anglican Church of Canada and sent to the House of Bishops, show official Sunday attendance has dropped to 97,421. The last official statistics published were in 2001. Membership and attendance in the ACoC reveal a church in freefall. At the present rate of decline the ACoC will be out of business by 2040. A prior report published in 2006 predicted the last Anglican would leave the church in 2061. That figure has...

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What the Anglican Church of Canada’s same-sex marriage vote means for its future

Sep 10, 2019 by

by Matt Gardner, ENS: The Anglican Church of Canada General Synod’s failure to pass a resolution to amend the marriage canon to expressly allow solemnization of same-sex marriage, followed by a communiqué from the House of Bishops effectively commending diocese-based decisions on the matter, has triggered a wave of responses across the church. Bishops, priests, laity, officers and deacons alike have weighed in with concerns about the decision. Some bishops, including then-Primate-elect Linda...

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Canada: Marriage vote failure ripples through church

Sep 5, 2019 by

by Matt Gardner, Anglican Journal: General Synod’s failure to pass a resolution to amend the marriage canon to expressly allow solemnization of same-sex marriage, followed by a communiqué from the House of Bishops effectively commending diocesan-based decisions on the matter, has triggered a wave of responses across the Anglican Church of Canada. Bishops, clergy, laity, officers and deacons alike have weighed in with concerns about the decision. Some bishops, including then-Primate-elect Linda...

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Dance celebrating gay sexual behavior in church sanctuary shows what God sees in the hearts of many priests

Aug 6, 2019 by

by Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite: A video now making the rounds on social media shows two scantily clad men performing a homoerotic dance in the magnificent sanctuary of Saint Peter Apostle Church in Montreal. The two dancers perform to Jeff Buckley’s sexualized adaptation of the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, according to gloria.tv, which first called attention to the disturbing three-minute video. “The hallelujah is not an homage to a worshipped person, idol or god,” Buckley explained to...

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