Archbishop Anne has prepared a letter to all delegates following Synod 2019 and a summary of the table discussions held the afternoon of May 10th. These are now available on the Diocesan website at the link below:
We are saddened to announce that two of our Algoma families are mourning the loss of loved ones this week:
Mary Frances Gurr passed away peacefully in her 91st year on May 15th in England. Much loved mother of the Rev. Lynda Mee (Muskoka Deanery) and her brother Jeff. She was married to Dennis for almost 71 years and is a grandmother of 5 and great grandmother of 9.
Please be advised that the Diocesan Synod Office will be closed from noon on Tuesday, May 7th, until Monday, May 13th for Early Ministry Conference and Synod 2019.
We will be open for Synod Registration the afternoon of May 8th.
Mr. James McIlroy, father of Robert (Rev. Diane Hilpert-McIlroy), died on Sunday, April 28, 2019, surrounded by the love of his family, in Palmerston at the age of 100 years.
The funeral was on May 1st at Palmerston Evangelical Missionary Church.
Archbishop Anne Germond has prepared a prayer request for all those affected by the flooding in Muskoka. It may be found at the link below.
The registration form for “Jesus in the Streets: Youth Synod 2019” is now available online.
Anyone who will be 13-24 years of age on June 30 is encouraged to register.
As Diocesan Synod 2019 is quickly approaching, there are three items we bring to your attention…
Archbishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce that Archdeacon Joan Locke (Temiskaming) has accepted her additional appointment as Acting Archdeacon of the Deanery of Muskoka commencing June 1st, 2019. This is a temporary 6-month appointment and Archdeacon Joan will remain Archdeacon of Temiskaming Deanery.
The family of Michelle Rollins have requested prayers for her in her struggle with kidney cancer. We ask that you uphold Michelle and her entire family in your prayers. We pray for wisdom and compassion for her medical team in Sudbury and Toronto that they may have the expertise required to aid in her care.
The CONVENING CIRCULAR for Synod 2019 and IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE DIOCESAN WEBSITE HERE.
Delegates will note that some blank pages have been inserted to facilitate double-sided printing for those who wish to print the document.
Archbishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Patti Brace as Interim Incumbent at St. Mary’s, Nipigon, commencing August 1, 2019.
Patti will be ordained as a presbyter, God willing, at the opening service of Diocesan Synod on May 8th at St. Luke’s Cathedral.
A message from Archbishop Anne Germond…
The National House of Bishops meeting in Niagara Falls has ended and we are on our way home to our respective dioceses and homes. Our time together was deeply prayerful and through our discernment we nominated five bishops who will stand for election as Primate of Canada.
The Rev. Joan Mitchell (retired Algoma) has requested prayers of her Diocesan family for her daughter, Karen, who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer of her liver and pelvic bone.
Dear people of God in Algoma,
This has been a tragic week around the world, for numerous reasons, and I invite you to join with me in praying for those who have lost loved ones, as well as for those who are struggling to understand the events which resulted in their deaths.
Archbishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the upcoming ordination of Beverly van der Jagt, God willing, as a deacon in the church of God. The service is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st, 2019
In light of the fact that the Algoma Anglican will not be published in April, Archbishop Anne has posted her article on the website so it will not be missed! You may find it at the link below.
Archbishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the upcoming ordination of the Rev. Dr. Patti Brace, God willing, as a priest in the church of God. The ordination will be part of the opening service of Synod 2019 at St. Luke’s Cathedral, Sault Ste. Marie, on Wednesday, May 8th at 7 p.m.
The editor of the Algoma Anglican, the Rev. Peter Simmons, has advised that, due to lack of copy, there will be no April edition of the paper. The next deadline for the May edition is April 1st.
The Rev. Peter Simmons, Editor-Algoma Anglican, is requesting assistance from across the diocese. Share your stories and/or pictures with everyone! Deadline for the April edition is March 1st.
The Arrangements Letter for Synod delegates is now available on the Diocesan website.
Congratulations to Mrs. Ann Abraham and Mr. David Moore, two long-time summer parishioners of Christ Church, Gregory in the Deanery of Muskoka who have been named to the Order of the Diocese of Toronto for their outstanding service, over a significant period of time, to their volunteer lay ministries.
Archbishop Anne Germond announces the following ministry changes to Christ Church/St. Peter’s, Sault Ste. Marie and St. Mary’s, Nipigon.
Archbishop Anne Germond is saddened to announce that Archdeacon Mark Conliffe (Thunder Bay) died in the early morning of February 2nd, 2019 at Health Sciences Centre in Thunder Bay surrounded by his family.
IF YOU WISH TO CONTINUE RECEIVING THE ANGLICAN JOURNAL AND THE ALGOMA ANGLICAN DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME YOU MUST CONFIRM YOUR SUBSCRIPTION OR IT WILL COME TO AN END WITH THE JUNE 2019 ISSUE!!
Archbishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Carol Knox as Diocesan representative to the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer effective immediately.
We have a new deacon in the church! The Rev. Lana Grawbarger is a descendant of Chief Shingwauk and has been doing the ministry of a deacon in Garden River for many years.
We are saddened to announce that the Venerable Mark Conliffe (Thunder Bay) is in failing health and under the care of a palliative care team in hospital.
Archbishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce that five new Canons of St. Luke’s Cathedral will be installed at the opening service of Diocesan Synod 2019 on May 8th. These five individuals have contributed to the life and ministry of our Diocese over several years and the Archbishop is thankful that she is able to honour them in this way.