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Anglican Church Women

The Anglican Church Women (ACW) affirms the gifts of all Anglican women and gives them an opportunity to contribute through worship, learning and service.

The ACW ministers to church needs, as well as to issues affecting the wider community like health, education and poverty. Membership is open to all Anglican women.

For more information, contact the diocesan ACW at 416-363-0018 or email us at


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Annual General Meeting

The diocesan Anglican Church Women will hold its annual general meeting on April 20, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Zoom.

This year’s theme will be “Hope and Peace in Today’s World,” with special guests from the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Register in advance for this meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

ALL women are welcome to register for this event — you don’t need to be a member of a formal parish ACW group to participate.


Deanery days

Most deaneries try to have a special event for all the women in their congregations at least once a year. The format can range from an evening meeting with a guest speaker to a whole day with a church service, business meeting, lunch and a speaker. For the whole-day version, you can follow these guidelines:


For more information, email or call 416-363-0018.

Ecclesiastical Needlework Committee

The Ecclesiastical Needlework Committee (ENC) is a group of Anglican Church Women who meet weekly to create liturgical textiles for local parishes. In 2013, the ENC celebrated its 100th anniversary.

The ENC meets on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., September through June, at the Diocesan Centre, 135 Adelaide St. E. (just east of Church Street) in Toronto. If you’d like to make new friends, learn to sew and embroider, and help create beautiful textiles for parishes, you’re invited to join the group.

To learn more about joining or about ordering linens, new vestments or repair work, contact the ENC at 416-363-0018 or email


Here are application forms for bursaries administered by the ACW, as well as other forms:

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The following items are available through the diocesan Anglican Church Women’s Office.

135 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON M5C 1L8

  • Diamond-chip Chancel Guild or ACW pins with certificate: $60.00
  • ACW or Chancel Guild pins: $35.00
  • ACW flashlight: $5.00
  • ACW tote bags: $5.00
  • National ACW pins: $5.00
  • Chancel Guild manuals: $5.00 or 4/$15.00
  • ACW notes with envelopes, package of 4: $5.00
  • ACW notebooks (price reduced for quick sale): $3.00
  • ACW pens: $2.00
  • ACW bookmarks: $0.35 or 3/$1.00
  • Chancel Guild prayer cards: $0.35 or 3/$1.0