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  Applying for membership in ANiC

The Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) is a diocese in the Anglican Church in North America and part of the global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans, which affirms the Jerusalem Declaration as a confession of our faith.

Members of the Anglican Network in Canada embrace Anglican orthodoxy – the biblically-faithful, authentically-Anglican way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”. This orthodoxy is defined by and centered on the classic formularies – or foundational principles of the Anglican tradition in Canada.

The Mission of ANiC is:
Building Biblically faithful, Gospel-sharing, Anglican churches.

If you are a new or established congregation – large or small – and are interested in joining ANiC, please follow the process laid out below.

1. Learn – Refer to the ANiC website, where you will find documents, reports and references, which will provide information on why ANiC was formed, what we stand for, and details on our Governance Structure.

2. Discern – Spend time in prayer and discernment – now and throughout the application process.

3. Connect – At least one meeting should take place with ANiC’s Regional Bishop to discuss your interest in ANiC. If after meeting you and the bishop agree about your congregation pursuing membership, you should review the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) appropriate for your congregation. (Discuss with the bishop which MOU is appropriate.) The MOUs outlines conditions of membership.

4. Apply – If you wish to express formal interest in becoming a member of ANiC, a letter requesting membership should be sent to ANiC’s Regional Bishop, with a copy to ANiC’s head office. The letter should include:

a. Information on the congregation seeking membership (history, reasons for wishing to join ANiC, ministries, vision for the future, and size and demographic profile)

b. Confirmation that members of the congregation are in full agreement with ANiC’s theological stand (as outlined on the ANiC website).

The Regional Bishop will then discuss your application with ANiC’s Moderator and House of Bishops. If your application is approved you will receive a conditional acceptance.

5. MOU – Formal acceptance by ANiC will be provided after a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is signed and you have complied with the conditions outlined in that MOU. Contact the ANiC office for the appropriate MOU form. The signed MOU is to be forwarded to the ANiC office administrator.

6. Motion – In the case of an established parish, a motion to join ANiC must be approved by a formal meeting of parish members. A written copy of this motion must be provided to ANiC along with the completed MOU.

7. Welcome – ANiC’s moderator will send your congregation a letter to welcome to the ANiC family.

If you need information or assistance at any stage of this process, please contact the ANiC office administrator, at or call 1-866-351-2642.

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