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In the continuing spirit of full communion, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 Companion of the Worship Arts (CWA). The CWA is awarded every three years in recognition of significant contributions to the worship life of both churches. Since 2014, one Anglican and one Lutheran recipient receive the honour, recognizing ongoing inspiration and encouragement to others, and service to God, through worship, spirituality and the arts.

This year's Lutheran recipient is the Rev. Lyle McKenzie and this year's Anglican recipient is the Ven. Dr. Richard Leggett. The CWA awards will be presented by ACC Primate Linda Nicholls and ELCIC National Bishop Susan Johnson at the 2024 National Worship Conference "STONES CRY OUT: Praying with the land," which will take place from July 18-21, in Regina, Saskatchewan. For more information, visit 

To read the full article and the bios of our 2024 CWA recipients, please click here