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The regional newspaper network

The Anglican Journal enjoys a special relationship with the 19 regional or “diocesan” newspapers that bring local news to parishioners in some 30 dioceses across Canada. We asked some of the diocesan newspaper editors to describe what this unique and vibrant news network means to them.

The glue that holds us together

One of my fondest memories from childhood is sitting with my family at the dinner table, discussing matters of the day. It was usually a lively discussion and we were encouraged and even expected to share our point of view, no matter how strange it seemed. While we rarely agreed with each other, we nevertheless knew in some unspoken way that these discussions kept us together and even deepened our love for each other.

I think of The Anglican and the Anglican Journal in the same way. Each month the Anglican family across the country sits down to share news, offer opinion and generally hang out with each other. Like those family conversations of long ago, they are the glue that holds us together. 

—Stuart Mann is editor of The Anglican, the newspaper of the diocese of Toronto

A prophetic voice in our church

The Anglican Journal, whether in print or electronic form, is a vital tool for the church to communicate its message. Positive stories share positive ideas which can be used elsewhere. They also convey encouragement and joy. These stories are a means of proclaiming to those outside the church that the church is alive and that God is at work in the world today. By helping us know and share these stories, the Journal helps build up the faith of church members as well as evangelizing those who are not yet members. Stories of conflict and need direct us to prayer and action to bring about reconciliation and relief wherever needed. The Journal is a central prophetic voice in our church and it is a means of binding us together across and beyond our nation. Its importance cannot be measured.

—The Rev. Patrick Tomalin is former editor of the Saskatchewan Anglican, the newspaper of the diocese of Saskatoon. He is also former president of the Anglican Editors Association, and was a member of the Anglican Journal board.

Supported by readers and leaders alike

As a diocesan newspaper editor, I come into contact with Anglicans of all ages and all walks of life. The common bond they share is their distinctive faith journey as part of the larger Christian community. Crosstalk, our award-winning diocesan newspaper, helps them in that journey. It’s a ministry of more than 60 years that provides news, information and entertainment for Anglican readers in an expansive jurisdiction that includes the nation’s capital as well as small rural farming and forestry communities. Our newspaper enjoys the support of readers and leaders alike. It’s a “wonderful tool that we have and share,” writes Bishop John Chapman in his Crosstalk column. “I thank God for the storytellers, the artists, the debaters and the prophets and risk-takers. Those who take the risk to speak in the public forum enrich the lives and faith of we, the readers.”

—Art Babych is editor of Crosstalk, the newspaper of the diocese of Ottawa.

Partners in informing readers

The value of the Anglican Journal changed for me when I became a diocesan newspaper editor. Previously, I had scanned it for news of Anglican friends across Canada and to keep current on the “business” side of the church.  But as a diocesan editor, I feel the Journal and its staff are my partners in informing The Sower readers about all aspects of the activities, struggles and merits of our church. Through the Journal I have been able to gain a wider audience for some outstanding stories happening in our diocese. We have much to learn from each other in the national church and the wider Anglican Communion.  Personally, I look to the Journal to help me in understanding how all this affects the readers of The Sower.  But I think it would be best if they read the Journal for themselves and formed their own opinions.

—Tim Christison is editor of The Sower, the newspaper for the diocese of Calgary.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Diocese of Yukon
2-3 issues per year
Mr. Dan Davidson
[email protected]
PO Box 31136
RPO Main St.
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5P7
Phone: 867-667-7746
Fax: 867-667-6125

Caledonia Times

Diocese of Caledonia
Journal partner
Editor: Vacant
c/o St. Andrew’s Cathedral
204—4th Avenue W.
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1P3
Phone: 250-627-1143 or 600-7143

Diocesan Post

Diocese of British Columbia
Journal partner
Editor: Susan Down
[email protected]
900 Vancouver St.
Victoria, BC V8V 3V7
Phone: 250-386-7781


Diocese of New Westminster
(diocesan website)
Journal partner
Editor: Mr. Randy Murray
[email protected]
1410 Nanton Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6H 2E2
Phone: 604-684-6306 ext. 223
Fax: 604-684-7017

The Anglican Link (not in print)

Territory of the People
Cathy Wozlowski
[email protected]
1–685 Singh St.
Kamloops, BC V2B 5C5
Phone: 250-319-3540

The Arctic News

Diocese of the Arctic
[email protected]
4910 51st Street
PO Box 190
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N2
Phone: 867-873-5432
Fax: 867-873-8478

The Messenger

Dioceses of Edmonton
and Athabasca
Journal partner
Managing editor & Edmonton editor:
Margaret Glidden
[email protected]
10035 103rd Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 0X5
Phone: 780-439-7344
Athabasca editor: Canon Peter Clarke
[email protected]

The HighWay

Diocese of Kootenay
Journal partner
Editor: John Lavender
[email protected]
9–3650 Passmore Old Road
Phone: 250-226-6792

The Sower (not in print)

Diocese of Calgary
Journal partner
Synod Office
[email protected]
180, 1209 – 59th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2H 2P6

The Saskatchewan Anglican

Dioceses of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon and Qu’Appelle
Managing editor: Jason Antonio
[email protected]
59 Roberts Place
Regina, SK S4T 6K5
Phone: 306-737-4898

Rupert’s Land News (online only)

Diocese of Rupert’s Land
Journal partner
Editor: Kyla Neufeld
[email protected]
935 Nesbitt Bay
Winnipeg, MB R3T 1W6
Phone: 204-992-4205
Fax: 204-992-4219

The Northland

Diocese of Moosonee
Editor: Mr. George Cribbs
[email protected]
701 Bristol Rd.
Porcupine, ON P0N 1C0

Algoma Anglican

Diocese of Algoma Journal partner
Editor: Rev. C. Peter Simmons
[email protected]
PO Box 221
Rosseau, ON P0C 1J0
Phone: 705-732-4608

Huron Church News

Diocese of Huron
Journal Partner
Editor: Davor Milicevic
[email protected]
190 Queens Ave.
London, ON N6A 6H7
Phone: 519-434-6893
Fax: 519-673-4151


Diocese of Ottawa
Journal partner
Editor: Leigh Anne Williams
[email protected]
71 Bronson Ave.
Ottawa, ON K1R 6G6
Phone: 613-232-7124
Fax: 613-232-7088

The Anglican

Diocese of Toronto
Journal partner
Editor: Canon Stuart Mann
[email protected]
135 Adelaide St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
Phone: 416-363-6021 ext. 247
Fax: 416-363-7678

Niagara Anglican

Diocese of Niagara
Journal partner
Editor: The Rev. Canon Robert Towler
[email protected]
252 James St. N.
Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3
Phone: 905-527-1316
Fax: 905-527-1281


Diocese of Ontario
Journal partner
Editor: Mark Hauser
[email protected]
165 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Y6
Phone: 613-777-0534
Fax: 613-547-3745

Quebec Diocesan Gazette

Diocese of Quebec
Journal partner
Editor: Matthew Townsend
[email protected]
31 rue des Jardins
Quebec, QC G1R 4L6
Phone: (418) 692-3858

Anglican Montréal

Diocese of Montreal
Journal partner
Nicki Hronjak
[email protected]
1444 Union Ave.
Montreal, QC H3A 2B8
Phone: 514-843-6577
Fax: 514-843-6344

The New Brunswick Anglican

The Diocese of Fredericton
Journal partner
Editor: Gisele McKnight
[email protected]
115 Church St.
Fredericton, NB E3B 4C8
Phone: 506-459-1801 ext. 232

The Diocesan Times

The Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
Editor: Paul Sherwood
[email protected]
PO Box 8882
Halifax, NS B3K 5M5
Phone: 902-477-3040

Anglican Life in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador
Editor: Mrs. Emily Rowe
[email protected]
3 Carpasian Rd.
St. John’s, NL A1B 1V7
Phone: 709-754-7330

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