Anglican Church of Canada

Anglican Church Of Canada

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The Anglican Church of Canada (ACC or ACoC) is the Province of the Anglican Communion in Canada. The official French name is l'Église Anglicane du Canada. The ACC is the third largest church in Canada after the Roman Catholic Church and the United Church of Canada, - Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2010-01-26. consisting of 800,000 registered members worshipping in 30 dioceses. The 2001 Canadian Census counted 2,035,500 self-identified Anglicans or 6.9 percent of the total Canadian population. According to the census, 48 percent of self-identified Anglicans live in Ontario.

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Until 1955, the Anglican Church of Canada was known as the Church of England in the Dominion of Canada, or simply the Church of England in Canada. In 1977, the church's General Synod adopted l'Église Episcopale du Canada as its French-language name. This name was replaced with the current one, l'Église Anglicane du Canada, in 1989; however, the former name is still used in some places along with the new one.

A matter of some confusion for Anglicans elsewhere in the world is that while the Anglican Church of Canada is a province of the Anglican Communion, the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada is merely one of four such ecclesiastical provinces of the Anglican Church of Canada. This confusion is...
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