Moderator Carmen receives gifts from the Indigenous Church, inlcuding Cathie Cunnigham (left), Honoured Elder Ray Jones, John Thompson, and Honoured Elder Elenor Thompson.
Photos from the Installation of the Moderator
On Sunday, August 7, 2022, the Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Kwisa’lakw was installed as the 44th Moderator of The United Church of Canada. Held on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, the service was attended in person at Canadian Memorial United Church in Vancouver, and live streamed across the country.
Moderator Carmen Lansdowne is the 44th Moderator of The United Church of Canada, and the first Indigenous women to lead the denomination. The Moderator is the elected, presiding officer of the meetings of the General Council, its executive, and its sub-executive. The Moderator may be a lay person or a member of the Order of Ministry and is expected to give spiritual leadership and public representation for the church. Find out more about the Right Rev. Carmen Lansdowne in her biographical statement.