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November 7-9, 2018

Saint Matthew's Anglican Church
Abbotsford, British Columbia


“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

– Jesus (Matt. 9:37-38)



Exciting times, exciting vision, exciting work.




"let's engage in mission with the Lord like never before."

The theme for Synod 2018 is taken from Matthew 9:35-38, 'For the Harvest' and as we gather this November we want to be about jus that. We are a diocese seeking to be and build Biblically faithful, Gospel sharing, Anglican churches and last fall Bishop Charlie exhorted us to intentionally engage the next ten years as a Decade of Evangelism.


And so, friends, we want to gather at Synod 2018 to have our excitement and determination renewed by the Spirit for that vision, to be further equipped as labourers for the gospel in the world, to resolutely strengthen our bonds of fellowship and to abide in our unity in Christ Jesus for his glory and the good of the world.


So come. Send your people. Send your elders and your young people. Ask for sponsorships. Save your money. Book your flights. Prepare your hearts. Let's gather, encourage and equip one another. And let's engage in mission with the Lord like never before!


Let's trust in the goodness and greatness of Christ, the unending love of God, the powerful work of the Holy Spirit, and let's labour together in Jesus' name for the harvest.







Bishop Andy Lines

Bishop Andy will be flying from England to join us. He was consecrated on June 30, 2017 in the Anglican Church in North America and commissioned as Missionary Bishop to Europe.  

More about him

Since 2000, he has been Mission Director and CEO of Crosslinks. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE), the missionary arm of GAFCON in England.

Lines was a captain in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment before being ordained for the South American Mission Society (SAMS) as a deacon in 1997 and as a priest in 1998. From 1991 to 1999, he was a missionary in Paraguay. He was made an honorary canon of the Diocese of Paraguay in 2000.

Bishop Andy has a unique perspective on the Anglican Communion in the UK and world-wide, and a heart which longs to see lives transformed by the gospel.

He lives in England with his wife, Mandy. They have three children.


Bishop Todd Atkinson

Bishop Todd Atkinson is bishop in the Via Apostolica movement of churches and based in Lethbridge, Alberta.

More about him

He was raised in the Canadian prairies. He came to faith in Christ as a teenager and moved to the United Kingdom at age 18 to train with a British evangelist. There, he quickly gained an interest in the connection between revivalism and evangelism, as well as the imperative of training the next generation of leaders. At 25 he began studies in theology and philosophy at Oxford University. Upon completing these he became the president of a small theological college in Canada, which he led until the Lord called him and his wife, Cheri, to serve as missionaries to Scotland.

In 2003 +Todd and Cheri returned to Canada and began pastoral ministry in Lethbridge.

Bishop Todd was consecrated into the historic episcopate on the Eve of the Ascension, 2012. His chief consecrator was an American bishop in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. There are a number of things Todd has worked towards seeing - the clear and confident proclamation of the Gospel, to see Jesus’ Church become everything he envisioned, and to see that the call of God on people’s lives are well served. Todd lives in Lethbridge, Alberta, together with his wife, Cheri, and their three children – Cecilia, Callum, and Aidan.


Basic Schedule

Tuesday, November 6 - Clergy Day

Wednesday, November 7 - Workshop Day & Opening Eucharist

Thursday, November 8 - Synod

Friday, November 9 - Synod

^updated October 25, 2018

ANiC Council Nominations 

We have five positions on our ANiC Executive Council up for election at this year’s synod in Abbotsford. Four of our current council members are letting their names stand for reelection and one is stepping down.

If you are interested in nominating a person for one of these positions you can submit an application to the ANiC Nominations Committee by emailing




Coast Abbotsford Hotel & Suites


Address: 2020 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C7

Phone: 604-853-1880

Superior King room/Sofa Bed     $99.00 plus tax

Comfort double queen room     $99.00 plus tax

(Prices include a continental breakfast each morning.)

Please mention “Anglican Network” to receive this rate.



 Super 8 Abbotsford

Address: 1881 Sumas Way Abbotsford, BC V2S 4L5

Phone: 1-800-663-9842

Limited offer - 2 queen beds     $86.00 plus tax

After limited offer - prices are 10% off regular price

(Prices include a continental breakfast each morning.)

Please mention “Anglican Network in Canada” to receive this rate.

Other Hotel Options

These hotels are a little further away from our venue and will require you to have access to a vehicle. We do not have a special rate for these hotels.

Quality Hotel & Conference Centre

Address: 36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6

Phone: (604) 870-1050

Regency Inn & Conference Centre

Address: 32110 Marshall Road Abbotsford, British Columbia V2T 1A1 Canada

Phone: 1(800) 780-7234


Some billeting in homes will also be available. Please contact the ANiC office for details.


“Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.”

John 4:35