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Amazing Grace

03 December 2008

by Jordanna-may Gargas

ANGLICANS across Canada gathered in their parishes for a rendition of “Amazing Grace” on Sunday.

The Amazing Grace Project, an initiative launched by the Council of the North, an Anglican group, encouraged churchgoers to film their chorus for a compilation video. More than 200 videos have been submitted, and donations will go to support ministry in remote parishes.

The Revd Rob Towler, of the diocese of Huron, said the initiative would help Canadian Anglicans to “connect with one another”.

The Revd Lon Towstego, who filmed “Amaz­ing Grace” being sung at the Nanaimo Cor­rectional Centre in British Columbia, where he acts as prison chaplain, said it had given the residents “hope and inspiration”.

Fiona Brownlee, the communications co-ordinator for the Council of the North, said the hymn “resonates with people, because of its theme of redemption” .

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