Marriage Canon Dialogue

The Canon XXI Task Group was formed by Archbishop Colin Johnson last year to assist Diocesan Synod to consider the proposed changes to the marriage canon to incorporate provision for marriage of same-sex couples in the Anglican Church Canada. General Synod voted in favour of the changes in 2016 by the required two-thirds majorities in all three houses (laity, clergy and bishops); the second, required vote is planned when it convenes again in 2019. In the intervening time, the motion was sent for consideration, although not a vote, at diocesan and provincial Synods.

The Canon XXI Task Group made a presentation at our last Regular Session of Synod in November 2017. For more information read: Process for the Consideration of Proposed Changes to General Synod’s Marriage Canon and Report Back. In response to the feedback received, the Task Group has prepared the following resources to help members of Synod have informed, respectful conversations with each other on the subject leading up to the next Regular Session of Synod in November 2018.


Other Resources


For more information or to contact the Canon XXI Task Group, please contact Pamela Boisvert, Secretary of Synod, 416- 363-6021 ext. 231 (1-800-668-8932).