The next General Synod of the Church will be May 5th and 6th of 2017.  Clearwater, Florida. Stay tuned for more information.

The Rev. Deacon Michael Trainor has died at the age of 61 from peumonia. Deacon Mike was disabled and has been in a wheelchair for many years. Yet he served at Agape of Jesus Church in Louisville and at St. Clare church for 4 years.
He preached on occasion, and served as a chaplain at a local hospital. We pray for the family and friends of Deacon Michael.

Would you please remember in prayers Bishop Elect Richard Thompson of California who suffered a stroke in mid February and still is in the Hospital. 

Also pray for Rev. Everett Keith of Florida who also recently had a stroke. 

May the Lord return them both to good health.

Our bi-annual Church Synod will be held May 5th and 6th (Friday and Saturday) in Florida. This is the time several men will be elevated to Office of Bishop, as well as several Ordinations. There will as well be workshop presentations and business meetings.   The Synod will be held in the Howard Johnson Hotel, 27988 US 19 North, Clearwater, Florida. The phone number there is 717-796-0135.   Those wishing to make a presentation or hold a workshop are asked to contact us at, with your topic and length of time you wish.  Also if you have any key issue for change to our Canon Law or Statement of Beliefs please send information on that.

You may also if you wish phone us with that information or your questions about Synod.. Toll Free (from USA) is 1-866-878-2290 (Or 613-722-5294)

Unless driving, the best way to reach the Hotel is fly into Tampa and take the shuttle taxi to the Hotel.  They provide and excellent drop off and pick up service.

Clergy ID cards and Easter Newsletter will be sent out shortly.  Please look for your in your mail.

Read this page regularly as it will be used for IOCC Clergy Announcements.

The Seminary Web Site will be changed soon.   Please note for the present the following mailing address only will be working.  

PO Box 23175, Ottawa, Canada, K2A 4E2    Email address the same -    Phone  1-866-878-2290

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Synod 2017 - Clearwater, Florida


  • Friday -May 5th - 10AM Register and Introductions at the Howard Johnson Inn, Clearwater, FL  [Howard Johnson at 27888 US 19th North, Clearwater, FL.  Tel 727-796-0135]

  • Friday meet at 10am.  At 11am proceed in convey to St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church, 10 minute drive from the Hotel in Clearwater. There we will have incardination, ordination and consecrations.   That will be followed with an Eucharist.

  • 1pm back at Howard Johnson will be presentations and workshops presented by various clergy of our Church.  The later evening will be set aside for social meetings where often lifelong friendships are formed.

  • May 6th - Saturday will commence at 10am with IOCC Business Meeting, Agape Seminary Convocation, Discussion groups, and an intensive review of our Canon Law with several proposed changes. Synod is the governing body of the Church.

  • The synod will close late in the afternoon with a Commission and Blessing.


Current Proposal for change/addition to Canon Law

1. Review the references to divorce, abortion and euthanasia

2. Consider Office of Coadjutor Bishop also office of Vicar General.

3. Tighten up rules for Bishops