The Anglican Church of Canada is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, with 70 million members in 163 countries. We are a community of Christians bound together by our belief that Holy Scripture contains the very core of all Christian faith. Through the many ancient, as well as modern, stories that connect us to Jesus and his teachings, we discover daily God’s hope and call to us in our life together.
The Anglican Church of Canada is made up of 30 diocese right across the country. About 7% of the Canadian population identify themselves as Anglicans. Each diocese is led by a Bishop and each diocese is autonomous in its decision making. The figurehead of the world wide Anglican Communion is the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams
As Anglicans, we live out the core beliefs through of our faith through:
In worship we are united, acknowledging the holiness of God, to hear God’s Word, to offer prayer and to celebrate God’s presence among us.
All are welcome to participate in our worship because it is in worship that we live out our life as a Christian family together. Scripture is the foundation of our worship. The service follows an order found in our worship books called the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services. Every worship service includes the reading of Holy Scripture from the Old Testaments. Many of our prayers and hymns are filled with Scripture.
The Book of Common Prayer and Book of Alternative Services include a variety of ancient and modern prayers and worship services for occasions when the whole community gathers or for individual use. These worship books allow everyone to participate, reminding us that each person is an important part of the worship experience, whether the service is a celebration or a solemn occasion. It is a guidebook for daily
Christian living. Music both traditional and contemporary, is an integral part of uniting our prayers and Scripture.
Celebrating God’s Presence
In our worship service, we celebrate God with us through water, bread and wine.
Our Lord Jesus Christ tells us through water we are united with God. We call this Baptism. The Anglican Church believes through baptism in any Christian denomination we become brothers and sisters in God’s family. (If you are not baptized and wish to be, please call the church off at (519) 941-0640 for more information.)
Jesus shared bread and wine with his first followers and is with us today in this family meal we call Holy Communion. Through it we receive the forgiveness of our sins and a strengthening of our union with God and one another as we remember Christ’s life, death and Resurrection. Any baptized person is welcome and encouraged to share in this meal.
We believe there is One God who creates all things, redeems us from sin and death and renews us as the Children of God. As Anglicans we promise to follow Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord. We believe the mission of our Church is restoration of all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. We are enriched by your presence with us.
As you continue your journey, please remember this Church as a place of rest, restoration and reunion. If you are searching for a place to worship regularly, we invite your inquires: call the church office at (519) 941-0640 or send us an email.
Dear Lord, you promise to give rest to all who are weary, you promise to feed all who are hungry, you promise to welcome all who seek you :be present, O Christ, with us as we seek a deeper relationship with you and guide us in our journey that we may experience your love in all that we do in your name. Amen