General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada started Wednesday evening, July 10, with the opening worship at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC.
More than 350 Anglicans from across Canada—delegates, partners, invited guests, displayers, volunteers and observers — gathered for the 42nd session of the chief governing and legislative body of the Anglican Church of Canada which meets triennially.
Motion on Indigenous self-determination and second reading of the proposed changes to the Marriage Canon will dominate the meeting which ends on July 16.
The delegates will also elect the new Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. The current Primate of Canada, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, announced in January 2018 that he would retire on the last day of the General Synod after 12 years at the helm of the Anglican Church of Canada.
The vote is scheduled for Saturday, July 13. Bishop of Huron, Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls is among the five candidates nominated by the House of Bishops earlier this year.
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