Anglican Contacts List
For the Anglican Contacts List, click here.
Bible studies are a great way to interact with your parish and for your parish to interact with each other. They also provide a great opportunity for parishioners to discuss and challenge each other to ultimately, expand their view and understanding of God.
There are a number of Bible studies available online and at bookstores. Here are two we can recommend:
Clergy Continuing Education Program
As of January 1st, 2015, the Diocese of Montreal launched a Clergy Continuing Education Program (CCEP), which is firmly focused on helping all eligible clergy continue their professional development. It is simple, comprehensive and constantly being adapted to reflect all clergy day-to-day working reality. To obtain information concerning the program, click here.
The CCEP log is available here. You may save it on your computer for future use.
Click here to access the list of pre-approved events. * If you organize or participate in an event, don't hesitate to contact the human resources department to confirm the eligibility of this event and the number of qualifying hours under the CCEP.
Constitution and Canons
The Constitution sets out the structure and rules of synod, while the Canons are the law of the Diocese, governing its life and discipline. Click here to access the document.
French Glossary / Glossaire anglais-français
Liturgical Resources / Ressources liturgiques
Here are some French liturgical texts; voici quelques documents liturgiques.
Fresh Start is a program for clergy entering new cures and lay leaders in the congregations they serve. For more information, please contact your Archdeacon.
The Warden Handbook serves to familiarize new churchwardens and lay leaders with their roles and responsibilities, and also serves as a reference source to experienced churchwardens and incumbents.
Helping a couple prepare for marriage? Here are some resources that may help you:
Redeem the Commute
Commuting can really test a marriage. This course is for couples, young or old, experienced or newlyweds, in trouble or just looking to learn.
A web-based non-denominational course to be administered by a facilitator. $75 per use (per couple).
Online courses and also courses in situ with groups of couples in the greater Toronto area. The Diocese of Ottawa also runs courses.
Ordination into Holy Orders in Christ’s Holy Catholic Church, and specifically in the Anglican Church of Canada, is a privilege not a right. Every Christian is called by God through baptism to minister by the effective use of his or her spiritual gifts in life’s context. The ordained ministry is only one of many ways in which God calls the baptized to serve Christ. To learn more about the ordained ministry, we invite you to see the brochure "The Ordained Ministry — Is It For You? ". For more details about the Discernment Process:
- A process for the Discernment(Deacon)
- A process for the Discernment (Presbyterate - Priest)
- The Montreal Diocesan Theological College
The Diocese offers you support, resources, and ideas to help you build and sustain healthy, vital parishes. Here are a few resources available for you:
Mutual Ministry Review
Mutual Ministry Review (MMR) can help support your parish build effective ministries by encouraging collaborative leadership and healthy relationships between priest and people. Through MMR you can articulate mutual expectations and set goals and a work plan for ministry. The process helps you celebrate your parish’s strengths and identify and work on the problems. For more information contact your Archdeacon.
Natural Church Development
Natural Church Development (NCD) is a process for building healthy, growing churches. Based on extensive research from churches in Canada and around the world, it can give you an assessment of your church`s health and a plan for healthy growth based on the 8 quality characteristics that all healthy growing churches have. For more information, please visit ncdcanada.com or contact The Rev Dr. Neil Mancor.
Back to Church Sunday
Back to Church Sunday is a simple initiative based on a simple idea — invite a friend to come to something you love — your church. Every year, for one Sunday in September, thousands of people from churches around the world invite someone to come with them to their church. For more information, please visit backtochurch.co.uk
God has given each one of us talents and abilities for ministry. Find out more about what yours are — on your own or as part of a team in your church. Knowing, and being known for, our real gifts can be invigorating for ourselves and for our parish’s ministry. Look at the Natural Church Development website for more information. There is also an offline Spiritual Gifts Discernment process available from the Episcopal Church here.
Post-ordination training in the Diocese of Montreal is a three-year program designed to build a community of practitioners for those in their early years of ordained ministry. To obtain information concerning the program, click here.
Safe Church Policies and Guidelines
The Safe Church Policies and Guidelines identifies reasonably foreseeable risks and provides procedures to manage risk will include the following:
- Safe Church Policy
- Youth Ministry Parish Resources guide
- Recruitment & Selection Guide
- Controlling Risk: Additional Resources
- Harassment Policy
For more information on this program, click here.
Tools & Tips for Treasurers
Over 70 people participated in a seminar, including incumbents, treasurers and wardens from across the diocese.
Plus de 70 personnes ont participé à un séminaire, incluant des titulaires, trésoriers et directeurs de tous les coins du diocèse.
Within this section, you will find a roadmap to resources that help clergy meet their legal, canonical and policy obligations.