Anglican Essentials Canada

Anglican Essentials Canada

June 15, 2005 09:00 ET

Orthodox Anglicans to Hold Press Conference

Orthodox Canadian Anglicans Hold Press Conference to Announce New Organization Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO/ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 15, 2005) - On Thursday June 16 there will be a press conference at Roy Thomson Hall from 9:45am-10:45am, to allow the media an opportunity to have their questions answered about the purpose of this historic gathering of orthodox Canadian Anglicans who are committed to remaining part of the global Anglican Communion.

Anglican Essentials Canada will provide a forum, a rallying point and an identity for traditional Canadian Anglicans who are concerned about the Anglican Church of Canada's suspension last February from the 77 million member global Anglican Communion. The Canadian church has been given until 2008 to consider whether it wishes to remain part of the global church and follow its traditional doctrine and teaching.

The hour long press conference will provide an opportunity for media to learn more about how mainstream Canadian Anglicans are responding to the crisis by joining together with traditional Anglicans in North and South America to show their support for global Anglicanism.

Present at the press conference will be a panel of Anglican leaders: Archbishop Gregory Venables, Primate of the Southern Cone and a widely respected leader in the global Communion; Bishop Robert Duncan - Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and Moderator of the Anglican Communion Network in the United States; Canon Bill Atwood - General Secretary of the Ekklesia Society, a group of global orthodox archbishops, bishops and clergy who share a common cause for traditional Anglicanism; and Canon Charlie Masters, National Director of Anglican Essentials Canada.

Please register online prior to attending this press conference at:


Contact: Mr. Michael Daley, Communications Officer (647) 722-3336
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Contact Information

  • Mr. Michael Daley, Communications Officer, Anglican Essentials Canada
    Primary Phone: 647-722-3336
    Secondary Phone: 519-860-4357