Your prayers are asked for the Diocese of Moosonee as it gathers for Synod in Timmins Ontario from Monday 24th June to Friday 28th June, 2024. This will be the first Synod since 2011 when the Diocese of Moosonee became a Mission Area of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario and when the Metropolitan became the diocesan bishop.

A resolution is coming to this Synod for delegates to prayerfully consider whether the time has come for it to return to being a diocese with its own bishop in residence.

In a beautiful pastoral letter to Moosonee, our Primate Archbishop Linda writes:

“Moosonee has a long history of ministry that has faced challenges in the past and found faithful ways to respond. I have no doubt that the Holy Spirit will guide your discernment during your synod and lead you to the ways needed for this time across the diocese.

I am deeply grateful for the interim episcopal support you have been able to receive from Archbishop

Anne Germond, Archbishop Fred Hiltz and Bishop Victoria Matthews. You have been blessed indeed!

Our prayers go with Bishop Victoria in her journey of healing; with Archbishop Anne as she succeeds me as Acting Primate and Archbishop Fred as he commends you to your next steps. They have walked with you to prepare the way. Now – like the early disciples in the Acts of the Apostles – you are invited to grasp the possibilities before you to continue to live and proclaim the gospel in faith.May you be filled with courage – steady in hope and joyful in the Gospel!”