General Synod 2007

Partners and Visitors at General Synod

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Indigenous Partners

General Synod is pleased to welcome partners who come as members of some of the 225 Indigenous Anglican Church communities in Canada. 

Ethel Ahenakew Freda Lepine
Hannah Alexie Mark MacDonald
Arthur Anderson Willard Martin
Angeline Ayoungman Gloria Moses
Sidney Black Malcolm Naea Chun
Charles Bobbish Ruby Sandy-Robinson
Marcie French Angus Sewap
Maria Jane Highway Lorraine Still

Ecumenical Partners

Canadian Council of Churches

The Rev. Dr. Karen A. Hamilton, General Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops - TBA

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

The Rev. Sonja Free has been a partner to the Council of General Synod since November 2003.

The United Church of Canada

Dr. Gail Allen, Ecumenical Officer and Program Coordinator, Inter-Church and Inter Faith.

The Episcopal Church

The Rev. Petero Sabune,  Episcopal Church partner to the Council of General Synod.

Overseas Partners

The Rt. Rev. Pie Ntukamazina, Bishop of the Diocese of Bujumbura, the Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi. Active in social issues,  he represents a new non governmental organization known as “peace Center”, initiated by the Diocese of Bujumbura.  Bishop Ntukamazina is a member of the General Committee of the All Africa Conference of Churches, and is Chair of the Planning Committee for the General Assembly taking place in Maputo, Mozambique in December 2008.

Mrs. Hellen Wangusa, Anglican Observer to the United Nations. From 1997-2004, the new UN Observer worked as Co-ordinator of African Women’s Economic Policy Network (AWEPON)

The Rt. Rev. Patrick Mwachiko, Diocese of Masasi, Anglican Church of Tanzania, where has been Bishop of Masasi, the southernmost diocese in the Province of Tanzania since 1996.  The diocese covers a large area of Southern Tanzania and many of the parishes have up to ten outstations and sometimes more.  In January of this year Bishop Mwachiko began a year of study leave at the college of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon where he is working on a Diploma in Anglican Studies.  His studies have been funded in part by PWRDF and Partnerships divisions of General Synod.


The Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York  and Primate of England

The Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, Secretary General of the Anglican Communion

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal will attend the installation of the new Primate on Monday, June 25.

The Rev. Dr. Gregory Straub, General Secretary of the Episcopal Church.

Ms. Bonnie Anderson, Chair of the House of Deputies, Episcopal Church.

Mr. Malcolm Naea Chun, Honolulu, Hawaii, Secretary General of the Anglican Indigenous Network. 

Robert J. Suderman, General Secretary, Mennonite Church Canada

The Rev. Canon Phil Groves, Facilitator for the Listening Process for the Anglican Communion.


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