The Anglican Church of Canada

The Anglican Church of Canada

Church House
80 Hayden St.
Toronto ON M4Y 3G2
Canada

Attesting Officer


Media Contact
Mr. Vianney (Sam) Carriere

43.6704994, -79.3817889


Anglicanism came to Canada with the early explorers such as Martin Frobisher and Henry Hudson. Continuous services began in Newfoundland about 1700 and in Nova Scotia in 1710. The first Bishop, Charles Inglis, was appointed to Nova Scotia in 1787 The Anglican Church of Canada includes a large number of the original inhabitants of Canada (Indians, Inuit and Metis) and has been a strong advocate of their rights.

The Anglican Church of Canada has enjoyed self-government for over a century since 1893 and is an autonomous member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Church also has a strong international role in development and disaster relief through the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). The General Synod, which normally meets triennially (next meeting 2010), consists of the Archbishops, Bishops and elected clerical and lay representatives of the 30 dioceses. Each of the Ecclesiastical Provinces— Canada, Ontario, Rupert’s Land and British Columbia— is organized under a Metropolitan and has its own Provincial Synod and Executive Council. Each diocese has its own Diocesan Synod.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
1974
615,470
0
441,542
1,057,012
1,720
1973
612,268
0
460,837
1,073,105
1,655
1972
602,499
0
445,762
1,048,261
1,736
1970
629,819
0
496,751
1,126,570
1,736
1969
676,479
0
505,469
1,181,948
1,776
1967
656,570
0
562,096
1,218,666
1,849
1966
671,410
0
621,352
1,292,762
3,532
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1973
1,613
0
0
2,738
1972
1,622
0
0
2,638
1970
1,690
0
0
2,658
1969
1,689
0
0
2,670
1967
1,740
0
0
2,655
1966
1,800
0
0
2,647
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1969
2,309
0
0
168,082
1967
2,464
0
0
207,022
1966
2,386
0
0
240,896
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1957
$0
$25,621,914
$0
1956
$3,510,163
$18,172,640
$14,662,477
1955
$3,510,163
$18,172,640
$14,662,477
1954
$1,405,362
$8,947,736
$7,542,374
1951
$1,405,362
$8,947,736
$7,542,374