NEWS

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

1.       The Primate’s CBC interview following General Synod:
Bishop Linda Nicholls’ CBC interview following General Synod:

2.       We are excited that The Diocese of Huron is Co-Hosting with our Lutheran Friends The National Worship Conference.  The theme this year is Formation & Reformation: Worship, Justice, and God's Mission. This conference will be held from July 24-27 at Laurier in Waterloo.  Join our Primate Fred Hiltz and Lutheran National Bishop Susan Johnson for a tremendous opportunity to explore worship and issues of justice. Please visit the webpage http://www.nationalworshipconference.org  NOTE:  This qualifies as Continuing Education. 

3.       Good News from Huron Church Camp! Another season filled with faith, fun and friends is underway! Are your young people signed up? If not please invite families with children and youth both inside and outside your parish communities! There is still lots of room in our week-long camps for children ages six to fourteen, grades one to eight. Bursary support is available.
Go to our website www.huronchurchcamp.ca to sign up today! For more information contact us at 519-434-6893 ext 217 orhuronchurchcamp@gmail.com 
Share this glimpse of summer at HCC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nqAGRd_uew

4.       The Diocese of Huron 2016 Golf Tournament – Saturday, September 17, Pine Knot Golf and Country Club, Dorchester. All proceeds raised go to the Faith-In-Action Trust Fund for Outreach Ministry in Huron. Registration fee of $145 includes: 18 holes of golf with cart; lunch, dinner, photos, prizes & silent auction gifts and $25 tax receipt. This May we helped 17 charities with $11,000 from our event. For info on Sponsorship Opportunities contact: Paul Rathbone, 519.434.6893 ext. 240. To register contact: Rev. Daniel Bowyer, 519.301.9873 or hurongolf@gmail.com

5.       The 40th Anniversary of women to the priesthood will be celebrated on November 28th, 29th, and November 30th, for all women priests. The celebration will be held in Stratford. Please mark your calendar for this event. More information will be coming out shortly. Facebook group is up: https://www.facebook.com/ordinationofwomen/ 

6.       MARK YOUR CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 26 – The Installation of Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls as 13th Bishop of Huron. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. More details to follow.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, July 13, 2016

1.       Bishops’ letter to the clergy and people of the Diocese of Huron (July 13, 2016) following the recalculation of votes on the resolution regarding the Marriage Canon at the General Synod, is now posted on Diocesan Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dioceseofhuron and  Huron Church News site http://hcn.diohuron.org/?p=2236 
2.       General Synod 2016.  From July 4-12, 2016 our General Synod delegates from Huron served faithfully through a very challenging synod.  The Synod not only considered the resolution on the Marriage Canon but also made a significant decision on investment principles in light of climate change; heard moving reports from the Diocese of Cuba, Anglican Foundation and PWRDF and elected its officers and committee members for the coming triennium.
We are delighted that the Ven. Jane Humphreys was elected to the Resources for Mission Committee and Canon Paul Rathbone to the Financial Management Committee of the national Church! Thank you, Jane and Paul, for serving the wider Church through this work.
For more information on General Synod 2016 see the reports and articles at www.anglican.ca     
3.       Good News from Huron Church Camp! Another season filled with faith, fun and friends is underway! Are your young people signed up? If not please invite families with children and youth both inside and outside your parish communities! There is still lots of room in our week-long camps for children ages six to fourteen, grades one to eight. Bursary support is available.
Go to our website www.huronchurchcamp.ca to sign up today! For more information contact us at 519-434-6893 ext 217 or huronchurchcamp@gmail.com
Share this glimpse of summer at HCC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nqAGRd_uew
4.       We are excited that The Diocese of Huron is Co-Hosting with our Lutheran Friends The National Worship Conference.  The theme this year is Formation & Reformation: Worship, Justice, and God's Mission. This conference will be held from July 24-27 at Laurier in Waterloo.  Join our Primate Fred Hiltz and Lutheran National Bishop Susan Johnson for a tremendous opportunity to explore worship and issues of justice. Please visit the webpage and register early http://www.nationalworshipconference.org  NOTE:  This qualifies as Continuing Education. 


5.       The Diocese of Huron 2016 Golf Tournament – Saturday, September 17, Pine Knot Golf and Country Club, Dorchester. All proceeds raised go to the Faith-In-Action Trust Fund for Outreach Ministry in Huron. Registration fee of $145 includes: 18 holes of golf with cart; lunch, dinner, photos, prizes & silent auction gifts and $25 tax receipt. This May we helped 17 charities with $11,000 from our event. For info on Sponsorship Opportunities contact: Paul Rathbone, 519.434.6893 ext. 240To register contact: Rev. Daniel Bowyer, 519.301.9873or hurongolf@gmail.com

6.       The 40th Anniversary of women to the priesthood will be celebrated on November 28th, 29th, and November 30th, for all women priests. The celebration will be held inStratford. Please mark your calendar for this event. More information will be coming out shortly. Facebook group is up: https://www.facebook.com/ordinationofwomen/ 

7.       MARK YOUR CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 26 – The Installation of Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls as 13th Bishop of Huron. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. More details to follow.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Letter from our Bishops


To the clergy and people of the Diocese of Huron,

Yesterday the General Synod was surprised to discover that, due to a human error, the calculation of votes on the resolution regarding the Marriage Canon on Monday evening had been inaccurate. A clergy vote had been incorrectly assigned as a lay vote. When recalculated, this changed the final result so that the resolution achieved the two-thirds majority necessary in all three orders. After a long and very challenging synod, this was a reversal that has left a different group of members in deep pain while others are pleased that the discernment is continuing.

In our letter of July 11, 2016 we noted that a diocesan bishop may exercise episcopal authority in authorizing liturgies to respond to pastoral needs within their dioceses, in the absence of any actions by the General Synod. We then indicated that we would authorize liturgies for same-sex marriage after considering suitable guidelines. With the passing of the amendment to the Marriage Canon, we, with the Church nationally, are committed to ongoing consultation as required by this resolution. We will consult across the diocese as we seek to be faithful to our commitment to all voices and consistent with our initial statement.

Please pray for all members of our Anglican family – those who now rejoice in the approval of this resolution and those who do not. In a world that desperately needs to find ways to live together in the midst of differences we need to model grace, respect and a willingness to continue in the process of deep listening that will lead us together in peace with one another.

With deep thankfulness for your prayers for the Huron General Synod members who have faithfully participated in this challenging synod with its emotional peaks and valleys. Our time at synod finished with a eucharist in which our Primate spoke passionately from his heart about our calling as brothers and sisters in Christ. We come to that table, often in imperfect communion with one another, to hear God through the Word, to pray for one another, to offer our confession, to hear God’s forgiveness proclaimed and to be fed with the body and blood of Christ, strengthened and made one for the journey ahead. Please pray for all our brothers and sisters in the Anglican Church of Canada as we continue that journey.

Yours in Christ, 


The Right Reverend Robert Bennett
The Right Reverend Linda Nicholls 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A statement from The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson, General Secretary

By Rev. Jesse Dymond on July 12, 2016

Today we discovered that the electronic voting system we were using miscoded my electronic file. I was listed, and my vote was counted, as a lay person instead of a priest. This one vote changed the outcome of resolution A051-R2—the resolution to amend the marriage canon.

This vote has been difficult for many, and no outcome can address all of our church’s need to live and work together.

We have a long road ahead to restore our common life.

In the meantime, the whole church has three years to consider and comment on this matter. In 2019, the resolution will come to the General Synod for second reading.

Yours in Christ,

The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson
General Secretary
The Anglican Church of Canada

For more info visit: Anglican National News

Bishops' Letter to the Diocese: July 11, 2016

To the Clergy and People of the Diocese of Huron:

As many of you are aware, today a resolution was brought to the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada to allow Anglican clergy to marry all eligible couples regardless of gender. It is with sorrow that we share with you that this resolution did not pass in all three orders (lay, clergy and bishops) as required and was, therefore, defeated.

We know that this decision will cause deep hurt to LGTBQ2+ members of our Diocese and to their families, friends and allies. For this we are truly sorry. You are valued members of the Body of Christ and of our diocese. Despite the pain that this decision may cause you, please do not give up on us. Help us know how we may best care for you at this time.

The chancellor of General Synod has indicated that the current marriage canon ‘does not contain either a definition of marriage or a specific prohibition against solemnizing same-sex marriage’. We are also aware that a diocesan bishop may exercise episcopal authority in authorizing liturgies to respond to pastoral needs within their dioceses, in the absence of any actions by the General Synod. We intend to authorize such liturgies once guidelines are in place.

We know, too, that there are members of our Diocese who believe that the General Synod made a faithful decision. One of the gifts and challenges of the Anglican Church is that we can hold divergent views yet still pray together. It is our fervent hope that this continues to be true as we seek our way into the future together.

Please pray for the Church and for our diocese. Pray for our LGTBQ2+ brothers and sisters. Pray for us as we seek to be faithful leaders in the Diocese of Huron. We hold each of you in our prayers and in our hearts. May the God of all grace, heal us, fill us, renew us and empower us that we may continually seek the Spirit of God in our midst and in each other.

Yours in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Robert Bennett
The Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls

General Synod 2016: Proposed changes to the marriage canon rejected by one vote

A resolution to change Canon 21 to allow for the solemnization of marriages of same-sex couples failed to pass by a fraction of a percentage point at the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod July 11. 
For more visit: 
http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/canadian-anglicans-reject-same-sex-marriage-by-one-vote

Friday, July 8, 2016

General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada begins its 41st session

By General Synod Communications
The first day of General Synod commenced on July 7, 2016 with the opening worship at the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Prior to the opening procession, members received an official welcome to Richmond Hill from Mayor Dave Barrow. The General Secretary Michael Thompson noted that this year’s General Synod was the first following the establishment of the Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikoweesh, the ministry of which members warmly applauded. Bishop Bruce Myers, the coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Quebec, welcomed ecumenical and interfaith guests who were present for the evening but would not be staying for the entire Synod.
Following the opening procession and asperges, the first Bible reading at the worship service was Isaiah 43, the passage that inspired the theme of this year’s General Synod, “You Are My Witnesses.” A subsequent reading consisted of a passage from the Gospel of Luke, in which Jesus refers to those who have perceived his resurrection as his witnesses.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, reflected on the theme in his opening sermon. He recalled the history of the Anglican Church of Canada, looking at moments when its witness had been strong and fulfilled its mission, but also when it had been misguided. Throughout that history, Archbishop Hiltz said, the church had struggled with disagreements often centred around inclusion—the place of women, of young people, of different religious communities, of Indigenous Peoples, and of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning people and their equality of access to all ministrations of the church, including marriage.
With so many in the church at large looking over the coming five days to the members of General Synod, the Primate asked members to conduct themselves with the sense of grace and goodwill epitomized by the Sexuality Discernment Statement from General Synod 2010 in Halifax, which stated that despite disagreements, members were committed to walking together in their common life within the church.
The Primate then offered a prayer seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Church leaders from across the country led the Prayers to the People, speaking in a multitude of languages including Cantonese, French, Oji-Cree, Spanish, Portuguese, and Inuktitut. Hundreds of General Synod members, guests, and observers celebrated the Eucharist together.
Following opening worship, those in attendance gathered in the Grand Richmond room for an opening reception. Members and guests conversed while enjoying drinks and food from the West Indies, China, and other cultures over the sound of live music featuring steel drums. At the end of the reception, they departed for the night, resting up in preparation for the work of the days ahead.
General Synod – Live Stream: https://webcasts.welcome2theshow.com/acoc/4184 
(For full report visit: www.anglican.ca

Sermon from the Opening Eucharist of the 41st General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada

By Fred Hiltz, Archbishop and Primate, on July 7, 2016
(From: www.anglican.ca)

Imagine with me for just a few minutes that tiny little community that was the infant Church—Peter and John and James and Andrew and Philip and Thomas and Bartholomew and Matthew and James son of Alphaeus and Simon the zealot, and Judas son of James together with certain women including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers gathered in an upper room in Jerusalem.
They had just returned from the mount called Olivet where the risen Lord had commissioned them saying:
“You shall receive power when the Holy, Spirit comes upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
When he had said these things, he was lifted up and a cloud took him out of their sight.
And now they are back in the city. One wonders how they spoke with one another about all they had heard and seen, how they understood Jesus’ commission and how would they go about the work given them? What did they make of Jesus’ reference to the Holy Spirit? How would the Spirit come upon them? Where might it take them? Would they plant new communities of faith? How would they nurture them? What trials might they face? How might they suffer for the sake of the Gospel? How might their witness be remembered in time?
While we might wonder about all these things, we know this one thing, that according to Luke “they were constantly devoting themselves to prayer”. (Acts 1:14) Prayer one supposes that they be ready to receive the Holy Spirit whenever and however it would come. They simply trusted in Jesus’ word that they would be empowered, graced and guided for the work entrusted to them. They prayed expectantly.
Now look around this room. We too are a tiny little community—a microcosm of the Church we love and lead. We come mindful of our calling to know love and follow Jesus in serving God’s mission in the world. (Vision 2019) We know ourselves to be commissioned through our baptism to
·         proclaim by word and deed, the Good News of God in Christ;
·         seek and serve Him in all people, loving our neighbours as ourselves;
·         respect the dignity of every human being;
·         strive for justice and peace among all people; and
·         safeguard the integrity of creation making every effort to sustain and renew the life of the earth.
Photo: Art Babych
We come mindful of our calling as the Body of Christ—members one of another, all endeavouring through our various ministries to fulfill the mind and heart of Christ our Lord.
Knowing our need for fresh outpourings of the Holy Spirit in renewing the particular witness of the church where we live and the overall witness of our Church across the country and around the world, we come singing (#643, Common Praise)
“Holy Spirit, come with power, breathe into our aching night.
We expect you this glad hour, waiting for your strength and light.
We are fearful, we are ailing, we are weak and selfish too.
Break upon your congregation; give us vigor, life anew.
Between these lines is an incredible humility and honesty about the state of the Church and an abiding trust and joy in what it can be.
Holy Spirit, come with fire, burn us with your presence new.
Let us as one mighty choir sing our hymn of praise to you.
Burn away our wasted sadness and enflame us with your love.
Burst upon your congregation, give us gladness from above.
Between these lines is an incredible humility and honesty about the state of the Church and an abiding trust and joy in what it can be.
Holy Spirit, bring your message, burn and breathe each word anew
deep into our tired living till we strive your work to do.
Teach us love and trusting kindness, lend our hands to those who hurt.
Breathe upon your congregation and inspire us with your word.”
Between these lines is an incredible humility and honesty about the state of the Church and an abiding trust and joy in what it can be.
Breaking, bursting, breathing… these are powerful, vigorous and life giving images of the Holy Spirit’s coming to renew us in that ancient call, that great commission “You are my witnesses”.
Now look around the room again. We are the General Synod of The Anglican Church of Canada assembled in its 41st Session. We come from dioceses and territories and spiritual ministries all across Canada. While we came as delegates elected by synods and assemblies of the church local, we are now members of this body whose care and concern is for the whole Church and its witness to the Gospel of Christ. This is the body that through the years has recognized moments when that witness has had about it an integrity worthy of that Gospel and mourned moments when that witness has lacked such integrity. This is the body which has celebrated witness that has been strong, spirited and steadfast and confessed witness that has been misguided, messed up and marred. This is the body that through its history has done much to draw us together in mission, to nurture the bonds of affection we hold for one another as partners in mission. This is the body that since it’s inception in 1893 has drawn our Church together “not for harmony” as our first Primate Robert Machray said “but for strength.” He assumed harmony across our Church and prayed for strength in building up our common life in the service of the Gospel.
This is the body that through its history has also wrestled with numerous issues within the Church and in the world at large over which we have often found ourselves in deep disagreement. Many of the issues have centred around inclusion—the place of women in the councils of the Church, the place of women as priests and bishops, the place of young people and their voice and vote, the place of children at the Eucharistic table, the place of those married and divorced and wanting to marry again, the place of religious communities whose life transcends diocesan boundaries, the place of Indigenous Peoples from status as observers, to guests, to partners, to members in Synod, and the place of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning people within the Church and their equality of access to all the ministrations of the Church including the solemnizing of their marriages.
Look around this room. We gather knowing that in the Church at large there is much interest in the work to which we turn our attention in the next five days. We know the eyes of many are upon us, many will be following our proceedings as they are live streamed and through social media, many of you will be communicating with the Church.
Look around this room. We reflect the orders of all the baptized—the laity, the clergy, the bishops; voting in unicameral session. There is a transparency about our way of working that is really quite wonderful albeit challenging at times.
We acknowledge that in previous Synods we have often done our work of discernment and decision making well, and sometimes not. We acknowledge at times we have exhibited a patience with one another that befits our calling in Christ and sometimes not. We acknowledge that in our efforts to lift every voice we have fallen short in our capacity to hear the voice of the Spirit whispering into our proceedings a word of wisdom and grace.
Coming to this Synod we are especially mindful that in those matters over which we disagree deeply we are called to find ways to remain in fellowship one with another, to abide in that communion to which Christ calls us, to strive as St. Paul counsels “If it be possible so far as it depends on you live peaceably with all”. (Romans 12:18)
In this regard, the General Synod in 2010 in Halifax will always be remembered as one of our finer moments. Let me cite just a few sentences from the Sexuality Discernment Statement that emerged from our work in that Synod. It noted that
·         Our conversations were marked by grace, honesty and generosity of spirit towards one another.
·         In the transparency and openness we have experienced with one another, we have risked vulnerability but it is in such places that we grow closer in the body of Christ and behold each other as gift. Abiding with each other, and with God we are sustained through struggle, patient listening, and speaking from the mind and heart together.
·         For many members of General Synod there is deep sadness that, at this time, there is no common mind. We acknowledge the pain that our diversity in this matter causes. We are deeply aware of the cost to people whose lives are implicated in the consequences of an ongoing discernment process. This is not just an ‘issue’ but is about people’s daily lives and deeply held faith commitments.
·         …despite all our differences we are passionately committed to walking together, protecting our common life.
I hope some measure of the grace and goodwill reflected in that statement will be characteristic of the manner in which we conduct ourselves in the work of this General Synod.
While our work may be hard, let us draw comfort and strength for the task in knowing that we are being upheld in waves of prayer by:
– the faithful throughout our Church in Canada and around the Anglican Communion
– our Full Communion Partner, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC)
– those churches with whom we are in ecumenical dialogue
– in prayer vigils in diocesan cathedrals, in parish churches, Sacred Circles, and through social media
– and in the round of daily offices of the religious communities associated with our Church—SSJD, CSC, OHC, SSJE, and a number of new expressions of religious communities across Canada and in the community of St. Anselm resident of Lambeth Palace in London.
Brother James Koester, the Superior of the Society of St. John the Evangelist wrote to me on June 23rd saying,
“I know that we are keeping you specifically and General Synod more broadly in our prayers. I know this Synod will not be without its challenges, but I trust it will also be with its graces.”
We are particularly blessed in that hour by hour, and day by day, the Synod is being upheld through the ministry of the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer. Members of the Fellowship will be gladly receive us in the Room for Prayer, to give us space and time to pray alone, or to pray with us. I encourage members of Synod to avail themselves of this ministry.
All who pray with and for us have an understanding of a Synod for what it truly is—an assembly of the People of God from every jurisdiction within the Church gathered to do its work under the presiding of the Holy Spirit. Accordingly they join us in prayers that the Holy Spirit will come and hover, settle and abide with us, to grace and guide, enlighten and lead.
Knowing we are surrounded by those so deeply committed to praying for us, I trust dear friends, that we will pray for one another too—as fellow members of Synod everyone endeavouring to the best of their ability and in accord with grace given to live up to the theme that draws us together and then in five days time sends us out—“You are my witnesses”. There will be times when we formally pray for one another in Synod—in our morning, midday and evening devotions, and in particular moments within the conduct of our business. There will be other moments too—outside the formal sessions. In this respect I remember very vividly the manner in which Archbishop Rowan Williams invited the bishops at the Lambeth Conference, 2008 to muster the courage to speak to someone with whom we knew a conversation would be difficult.
“Go and ask him or her to pray with you” he said. “Don’t discuss, don’t negotiate, just ask to pray: you never know what might happen. See what God can do. however you find a way to do it, I simply hope and trust something may be possible there, because in our reflections and in our quiet, we may need to draw out some of our fears as well as our hopes for the weeks ahead—the fear that we may find ourselves excluded, powerless: that the Church we love becomes a Church we can’t recognize.”
The Archbishop’s counsel proved to be very helpful in the life of that conference and I commend it for our life in this Synod.
As that tiny little community gathered in that upper room in Jerusalem knew its commission by the risen Lord, so may we gathered in this room know afresh his call “You are my witnesses”. As that tiny little community devoted itself to prayer in an eager anticipation of the coming of the Holy Spirit so may we devote ourselves to prayer, that in all our work in this Synod we may know the gracious accompaniment of the Holy Spirit.
Let us pray.
“O Holy Spirit of God, abide with us,
inspire all our thoughts;
pervade our imaginations;
suggest all our decisions; order all our doings.
Be with us in our silence and in our speech,
in our haste and in our leisure,
in company and in solitude,
in the freshness of the morning and
the weariness of the evening;
give us grace at all times humbly to rejoice in
your mysterious companionship,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen”
(John Baille)
General Synod – Live Stream: https://webcasts.welcome2theshow.com/acoc/4184 


Announcements for Wednesday, July 6, 2016

1.    Keeping General Synod 2016 in Our Prayers. As General Synod will be taking place in Toronto, (July 7-July 12) the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Canada has provided a link to some prayer resources prepared in several formats.  

2.       New Diocesan Staff Resource Person – Please be informed that, upon the retirement of Sjouk Lynch from the position of Accounts Receivable and Payables clerk, the Diocese welcomes in this role Ms. Shelley Mills as her replacement. Shelley brings to her new role extensive experience in payables and receivables and cash management. You will be able to contact Shelley today at smills@huron.anglican.ca and ext. 236 in our office to assist you with invoicing and receipts and preauthorized deposits needs.

3.       Good News from Huron Church Camp! Once again we are counting down to another summer filled with faith, fun and friends! Are your campers signed up? If not please invite families with children and youth both inside and outside your parish communities! There is still lots of room in our week-long camps for children ages six to fourteen, grades one to eight. Bursary support is available.
Go to our website 
www.huronchurchcamp.ca to sign up today! For more information contact us at 519-434-6893 ext 217 orhuronchurchcamp@gmail.com
Get yourself in the mood for summer: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nqAGRd_uew

4.       We are excited that The Diocese of Huron is Co-Hosting with our Lutheran Friends The National Worship Conference.  The theme this year is Formation & Reformation: Worship, Justice, and God's Mission. This conference will be held from July 24-27 at Laurier in Waterloo.  Join our Primate Fred Hiltz and Lutheran National Bishop Susan Johnson for a tremendous opportunity to explore worship and issues of justice. Please visit the webpage and register early http://www.nationalworshipconference.org  NOTE:  This qualifies as Continuing Education. 

5.       The Diocese of Huron 2016 Golf Tournament – Saturday, September 17, Pine Knot Golf and Country Club, Dorchester. All proceeds raised go to the Faith-In-Action Trust Fund for Outreach Ministry in Huron. Registration fee of $145 includes: 18 holes of golf with cart; lunch, dinner, photos, prizes & silent auction gifts and $25 tax receipt. This May we helped 17 charities with $11,000 from our event. For info on Sponsorship Opportunities contact: Paul Rathbone, 519.434.6893 ext. 240To register contact: Rev. Daniel Bowyer, 519.301.9873 or hurongolf@gmail.com

6.       The 40th Anniversary of women to the priesthood will be celebrated on November 28th, 29th, and November 30th, for all women priests. The celebration will be held in Stratford. Please mark your calendar for this event. More information will be coming out shortly. Facebook group is up: https://www.facebook.com/ordinationofwomen/ 

7.       MARK YOUR CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 26 – The Enthronement of Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls as 13th Bishop of Huron. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. More details to follow.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Bishop’s Announcements – Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

1.       Bishop Bob Bennett appoints the Reverend Osita Oluigbo as the rector of St. John’s, Tillsonburg, effective August 1, 2016.  Osita currently serves in the Diocese of British Columbia.

2.       Bishop Bob Bennett appoints the Reverend Gregory Jenkins as the Archdeacon of Waterloo effective August 1, 2016.  Greg is the rector of Trinity Church, Cambridge.

3.   Happy Summer and greetings from Huron Church Camp!   The camp looks gorgeous - blue skies, green grass, sparkling waters and a sandy beach. Staff are arriving for training and orientation to prepare themselves to welcome and journey alongside our campers.  Registrations are still coming in and will throughout the season. Call this an extra invitation to our Diocese of Huron's young people!  We are looking for more campers, especially for our first camp July 10 - 16 and our second camp July 17 - 23. There is plenty of room in all of our week-long camps for children ages 6-14, grades 1-8.   Please spread the good news! We can't wait to meet and serve your children! For more information go to our huronchurchcamp.ca or call 519-565-2822 (bursary support available).

4.   Please Mark the Date (Induction Service) – September 8th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm:     On behalf of Bishop Bennett, the Ven. Janet Griffith Clarke will induct the Rev’d Mary Farmer as Rector of the Parish of Long Point Bay.  Further details about the service will be announced as the date draws near.  Clergy are invited to vest the colour being white


Please email Cathy Hodgins with the date/time and location of meetings so that they can go on our diocesan calendar.  Cathy’s email address is chodgins@huron.anglican.ca    As an FYI you can find the diocesan calendar at http://www.diohuron.org/calendars/calendars.php
 

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