GS 2022 art 162

GS 2022 Article 162 – HRCNA (Heritage Reformed Churches in North America)

1.   Material

  • 1.1    Report of the CCCNA ( on the HRCNA.
  • 1.2    Submissions from the following churches: St Albert (, Willoughby Heights (, London-Pilgrim (

2.   Admissibility

  • 2.1    The report was declared admissible.
  • 2.2    The submissions were declared admissible.

3.   Decisions

Synod decided:

  • 3.1    To accept the Heritage Reformed Churches in North America (HRCNA) Level 2 relationship of “Formal Correspondence”;
  • 3.2    To mandate the Committee on Ecumenical Relations (CER):
    • 3.2.1   To continue discussions with the HRCNA in an effort to work towards Ecclesiastical Fellowship (EF);
    • 3.2.2   To meet simultaneously with the HRCNA and Free Reformed Churches of North America (FRCNA) ecumenicity committees;
    • 3.2.3   To submit its report to the churches six months prior to the convening of the next general synod.

4.   Grounds

  • 4.1    Re 3.1: The offer to advance the relationship is a positive development.
  • 4.2    Re 3.2.2: The FRCNA and HRCNA are working towards organic unity.
  • 4.3    The HRCNA has expressed appreciation for the individual and institutional collaboration between the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS) and Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary (CRTS).