Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Bishops’ Announcements for the week of Monday, September 12th, 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.

2.      As of January 1, 2017 the Director for Mission and Ministry will change from a full-time to half-time position in the diocesan office.  In light of fiscal restraints needed, Bishop Nicholls and Archdeacon Bill Harrison have, by mutual agreement, established a new job description for the position focusing on congregational development for the needs of the diocese.

3.      Bishop Bob Bennett will collate the Venerable Greg Jenkins as Archdeacon of Waterloo this week 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.

4.      On Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (Holy Cross Day) Huron University College will confer the degree of Doctor of Divinity upon the Right Reverend Dr. Linda Nicholls, coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Huron.  The College community will gather at 11:30AM in the Chapel for a celebration of Holy Eucharist and special convocation followed by lunch in the Great Hall.    
5.      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.   Refreshments will be served.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE:    Clergy are invited to vest the colour being RED (St. Matthew transferred).

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.

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    As an FYI you can find the diocesan calendar at

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