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General Council of United Church of Canada

About General Council(Denominational Council)
General Conference(Denominational Council) is an administrative and service-delivery body of The National United Church of Canada. It provide staff, finances, advice, advocacy and programming resources to 16 regions, 3000+ congregations, thousands of ministry personnel and numerous service ministries across Canada.

General Council is The church's highest legislative court. Ordained, commissioned, and lay commissioners are elected by the Conferences and meet every three years to set church policy. An Executive and Sub-Executive govern between meetings of the council.

The Moderator is the elected(at General Council), presiding officer of the meetings of the General Council, its executive and its sub-executive.
The 43rd General Conference took place at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario on July 21-27, 2018.

Next Meeting of General Council
The 44 General Council will be held in Calgary, Alberta from July 21-25, 2021 . 44th General Conference .

      Biographical Statement
Hello! I'm Richard Bott -- a member of the order of ministry (ordained stream) of The United Church of Canada. I was born and grew up on the north shore of Lake Superior, in the town of Marathon, Ont., . . .read more of the Moderator profile
Right Rev. Dr. Richard Bott      

General Council Moderator

Years Name
2018-2021 Rev. Dr. Richard Bott
2015-2018 Rev. Jordan Cantwell
2012-2015 Rev. Gary Paterson
2009-2012 Mardi Tindal
2006-2009 Rev. David Giuliano
2003-2006 Rev. Peter Short
2000-2003 Rev. Dr. Marion Pardy
1997-2000 Rev. Bill Phipps
1994-1997 Dr. Marion Best
1992-1994 Rev. Stan McKay
1990-1992 Rev. Walter H. Fargarson
1988-1990 Rev. Sang Chul Lee



New Regional Councils
Final Report on Regional Council Boundaries. The Boundaries Commission is proposing 16 regional councils to replace Conferences and presbyteries. Map of Regional Council Boundaries. These 16 regional council will come into existence on January 1, 2019.


Moderator of the United Church of Canada (Rt. Rev. Dr. Richard Bottl)
Moderator profile
Latest message from the moderator
          Lenten Message
          Easter Message
About the United Church Moderator

General Secretary's (Nora Sanders) letters
Gratitude for Your Essential Service during COVID-19

Extreme Hunger Appeal

The United Church of Canada is launching an Extreme Hunger Appeal as the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen reaches grave levels.
For more info see Ross McCoubrey or the church office         More announcements.


General Council website
The 44 General Council will be held in Calgary, Alberta from July 21-25, 2021.



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