The following release was issued today from the Anglican Foundation of Canada. The Diocese of British Columbia received $6,250 of these funds towards the restoration work being done to the exterior of St Mary in Fulford Harbour (Salt Spring Island).
DECEMBER 11, 2017 TORONTO, ONT.—The Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) has announced $303,000 in grants in support of new projects across Canada in its November cycle of awards.
“The Anglican church is alive and well. Great things are happening from coast to coast to coast,” said the Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois, the AFC’s executive director. “Thanks to the generosity of Canadian Anglicans for making this possible!”
Combined with those awarded in May, disbursements for an increasingly diverse range of creative projects total $707,000 in 2017, the AFC’s 6oth anniversary year. Besides traditional infrastructure and restoration grants of $240,000, the AFC provided $71,00 for innovative ministry and $52,000 for theological projects. It also disbursed $60,000 for special anniversary-year projects for the transformation of parish ministry. This category included a lectionary-based curriculum for children’s spiritual formation, a liturgical resource for trauma-sensitive congregations, revitalization of rural ministry, and outdoor skateboarding facilities for youth. “We’ve developed a strategic plan to include engaging and creative projects that faith communities are undertaking to help grow the church,” Canon Rois said.
Applications for the May 2018 award cycle must be submitted by April 1, 2018.
ABOUT THE ANGLICAN FOUNDATION OF CANADA The Anglican Foundation of Canada seeks to foster Anglican presence by providing abundant resources for innovative ministry and diverse infrastructure projects and theological formation throughout the Canadian church. Leading the way in resourceful ministry since 1957, AFC has benefitted dioceses, hundreds of parishes, and thousands of Canadian Anglicans with the provision of financial support from coast to coast to coast.