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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, August 24, 2016

1. 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

2. St. John’s Church, Otterville, 100th Anniversary Service – September 18 at 2:00pm. We invite all clergy in Oxford and Norfolk to dress and join us in our celebratory service at St. John’s, 23 Dover Street, Otterville.

3. All Saints' Church, London warmly invites you to attend the festivities of our"Celebration Weekend" September 23-25. Join us for all activities as we celebrate All Saints' being a presence in the Hamilton Rd. community for 110 years: an art display by local London artists and L' Arche London, historical display and walking tour of All Saints Parish as well as silent auction items. Sunday, Sept. 25 (following our 10:30 service): the unveiling of a historic plaque that has beendonated by the London Historical Society.

4. Please join us for our upcoming Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Fall Gathering at St Judes, London on October 1, from 10am to 3pm. Join us as we explore the idea that our different personalities affect our prayer preferences and experiences. Our day will consist of a general discussion on the characteristics of prayer, and a personality assessment, followed by several presentations. These will address how particular personality styles relate to both structured and extemporaneous prayer. As well our day will include the Eucharist, time for fellowship and book browsing.
Snacks provided. Please bring a bag lunch.
Freewill offering taken. To register please contact: Rev’d Kim Metelka:kametelka@gmail.com; 2896 Old Lakeshore Road Bright's Grove, Ontario N0N 1C0;519-869-2403
or text info to 519-464-8892. A flyer for this event can also be found at:
http://diohuron.org/what/liturgy_prayer/AFP/2016/Different%20Strokes%20-%20October%201%202016.pdf
5. On October 1st, 2016 St. Paul's, Stratford will again welcome acclaimed musicians Don Besig and Nancy Price (composers of the well-known dismissal anthem "Go Now in Peace") from Rochester for a Music Workshop. Each participant will receive 20 anthems to keep for their music ministry. The workshop is for everyone, singers of all skill levels and from all denominations. The registration fee is $50 per participant, and the day runs from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and includes lunch. Don and Nancy will teach a range of anthems in praise of God. Please see the links below and call 519-271-4527 or email jechidley@rogers.com to register. Registration deadline is September 7th, 2016. We look forward to this day in which God will be glorified! 
Click here for the poster
Click here for the registration form

6. Go Tell It on the Mountain, 7th Annual Festival of Biblical Storytelling, Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15, Church of St. John the Evangelist, 12 Carleton St. S., Thorold, ON (near Niagara Falls). The Festival is organized by The Network of Biblical Storytellers – Canada. 
Click here for the brochure.

7. 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/

8. 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.

9. Huron Church News – September edition has already been mailed to you. Full stories now posted on: http://hcn.diohuron.org/

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Bishops’ Announcements for the week of Monday, August 22nd, 2016

1.      MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Bishop Bob’s retirement dinner:    Save the date!!  On Friday, October 14th in the evening we will be having a retirement celebration for Bishop Bob Bennett at the London Convention Centre.  All are invited to attend. Further details will be forthcoming shortly.

2.      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 at St. John’s, Port Rowan (44 Front Road, Port Rowan).  Rev’d Rosalyn Elm will be the preacher.   There will be a reception following the service in the Parish Hall – please RSVP to Rev’d Mary Farmer 519-586-3401.  Clergy are invited to vest the colour being white.

3.      Please Mark the Date (Induction Service) – September 22nd @ 7:00 pm:  On behalf of Bishop Bennett, the Ven. Janet Griffith Clarke will induct the Rev’d Osita Oluigbo as Rector of St. John’s, Tillsonburg (46 Ridout Street West, Tillsonburg).  Rev’d Dr. Stephen Hendry will be the preacher.   Further details will follow in upcoming announcements.  Clergy are invited to vest the colour being white.

4.      Bishop Bob Bennett will collate the Venerable Greg Jenkins as Archdeacon of Waterloo on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, The Feast of the Holy Cross,  at 7pm at Trinity Church, 12 Blair Rd, Cambridge.  The preacher will be the Reverend Ray Jenkins. A reception will follow the service.  Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being red.    

5.      Bishop Bob Bennett appoints the Reverend Jim Innes as Rector of the Regional Ministry of South Huron (St. Anne’s, Port Franks; St. John’s-by-the-Lake, Grand Bend; and Trivitt Memorial, Exeter) effective November 1, 2016.  Jim is currently the rector of St. John’s, St. Thomas.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, August 17, 2016

1.       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

2.       St. John’s Church, Otterville, 100th Anniversary Service – September 18 at 2:00pm. We invite all clergy in Oxford and Norfolk to dress and join us in our celebratory service at St. John’s, 23 Dover Street, Otterville.

3.       All Saints' Church, London warmly invites you to attend the festivities of our "Celebration Weekend" September 23-25. Join us for all activities as we celebrate All Saints' being a presence in the Hamilton Rd. community for 110 years: an art display by local London artists and L' Arche London, historical display and walking tour of All Saints Parish as well as silent auction items. Sunday, Sept. 25 (following our 10:30 service): the unveiling of a historic plaque that has been donated by the London Historical Society.

4.       On October 1st, 2016 St. Paul's, Stratford will again welcome acclaimed musicians Don Besig and Nancy Price (composers of the well-known dismissal anthem "Go Now in Peace") from Rochester for a Music Workshop.  Each participant will receive 20 anthems to keep for their music ministry. The workshop is for everyone, singers of all skill levels and from all denominations.  The registration fee is $50 per participant, and the day runs from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and includes lunch.  Don and Nancy will teach a range of anthems in praise of God.  Please see the links below and call 519-271-4527 or email jechidley@rogers.com to register. Registration deadline is September 7th, 2016. We look forward to this day in which God will be glorified! 
Click here for the poster
Click here for the registration form

5.       Go Tell It on the Mountain7th Annual Festival of Biblical Storytelling, Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15, Church of St. John the Evangelist, 12 Carleton St. S., Thorold, ON (near Niagara Falls). The Festival is organized by The Network of Biblical Storytellers – Canada.  Click here for the brochure.

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 Installation of Rt. Rev. Linda Nicholls as 13th Bishop of Huron. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. More details to follow.

8.       Huron at CLAY 2016 (Charlottetown, PEI, August 17-21) – Gathering of Anglican and Lutheran youth from across Canada. For daily updates visit our Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/dioceseofhuron

9.       Huron Church News – September edition is in print. IT WAS A BUSY SUMMER. For preview visit http://hcn.diohuron.org/

SNEAK PEEK SELECTION:

Where is my home? (Bishop Linda Nicholls): http://hcn.diohuron.org/?p=2261
Huron at General Synod (Rev. Canon Rob Towler): http://hcn.diohuron.org/?p=2269
Looking back with Archdeacon Peter Townshend (Rev. Matthew Kieswetter): http://hcn.diohuron.org/?p=2272
Time for change is now: how to respond to TRChttp://hcn.diohuron.org/?p=2279
A man and his church standing tall in yet another century (Davor Milicevic): http://hcn.diohuron.org/?p=2275

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, August 10, 2016

1.       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 room in our last week-long camp, August 21-27, 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

2.       On October 1st, 2016 St. Paul's, Stratford will again welcome acclaimed musicians Don Besig and Nancy Price (composers of the well-known dismissal anthem "Go Now in Peace") from Rochester for a Music Workshop.  Each participant will receive 20 anthems to keep for their music ministry.  The workshop is for everyone, singers of all skill levels and from all denominations.  The registration fee is $50 per participant, and the day runs from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and includes lunch.  Don and Nancy will teach a range of anthems in praise of God.  Please see the attached and call 519-271-4527 or email jechidley@rogers.com to register. Registration deadline is September 7th, 2016. We look forward to this day in which God will be glorified! 

3.       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

4.       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/ 

5.       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, August 3, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, August 3, 2016

1.       The Anglican Journal  story on the restoration of St. Paul’s Cathedral: http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/huron-cathedral-faces-deadline-to-preserve-structural-integrity

2.     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 room in our August week-long camps for children ages six to fourteen, grades one to eight, especially August 21-27. 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

3.       On October 1st, 2016 St. Paul's, Stratford will again welcome acclaimed musicians Don Besig and Nancy Price (composers of the well-known dismissal anthem "Go Now in Peace") from Rochester for a Music Workshop.  Each participant will receive 20 anthems to keep for their music ministry.  The workshop is for everyone, singers of all skill levels and from all denominations.  The registration fee is $50 per participant, and the day runs from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and includes lunch.  Don and Nancy will teach a range of anthems in praise of God.  Please see the links below and call 519-271-4527 or email jechidley@rogers.com to register. Registration deadline is September 7th, 2016. We look forward to this day in which God will be glorified! 
Click here for the poster
Click here for the registration form

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.

ESSEX DEANERY – FALL TEA

CHRIST ANGLICAN CHURCH
317 Ramsay Street
Amherstburg, Ont

Saturday 24th September 2016
12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

Each church to bring one loaf of sandwiches & one-pan baked goods and donations for the Country Store & Bake Table (preserves, crafts baked goods, etc.)

Tea & Coffee will be provided.

CONTACT(S)

Faye Viscount (519) 733-0996 fviscount@hotmail.ca

or Francis Webster (519) 736-8894 webbyfr@hotmail.com

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Announcements for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

1.       The Primate’s interview with the Anglican Journal following General Synod: http://www.anglicanjournal.com/articles/primate-says-he-can-t-stop-bishops-from-allowing-same-sex-marriages  
Bishop Linda Nicholls’ CBC interview following General Synod:

2.     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 room in our August week-long camps for children ages six to fourteen, grades one to eight, especially August 21-27. 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

3.       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

4.       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/ 

5.       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 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 
 

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