Delving into the Meaning of National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We asked several people in our diocese for their reflections on what the day means for them, and for our ongoing work of reconciliation. The […]

Training Leaders for God’s Mission

The Niagara School for Missional Leadership officially launches this fall with a slate of eight courses. “The Niagara School for Missional Leadership is the matrix of sharing and learning the best practices and the best theological thinking for building—with God’s leading—the future of the Church,” says Bishop Susan Bell. The school’s mission is to be […]

Reflecting on Sacred Circle

The tenth gathering of Sacred Circle, the national decision-making body for Indigenous Anglicans in Canada, happened over three days from July 15 to 17. The Opening of Sacred Circle took place on at Six Nations of the Grand River, with the lighting of the sacred fire. The theme of this year’s Sacred Circle was “Returning Home: Remembering the Lost.” Since […]

Celebrating Black History

By Mary Gordon and Randy Williams Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities. This is often a busy month in the church calendar, coming on the heels of Christmas and as preparations for vestry meetings are […]

The Church – Called to be a Living Wage Employer

By Deirdre Pike How much does it cost to participate fully in community life? That question is at the heart of determining a living wage for workers in our midst – perhaps even you, your kids or your grandchildren – who are struggling to make ends meet on two or three minimum wage jobs. Since 2012, the Hamilton Living Wage Coalition has been asking and answering that question in an effort to improve income […]

Our House Is on Fire

By Sue Carson This September we celebrate the fifth Season of Creation, a five-week segment of the church year when we focus on our planet.  I wonder if five weeks is long enough to acknowledge our beautiful world. For me, the Season of Creation starts with the arrival of the first snowdrop and ends with the fall of […]

Canterbury Hills Camp: A Light in the Darkness

By Zoe Oliviera and the Canterbury Hills Camp staff Ever since I was a kid, summer camp has been a beacon of pure and undeniable joy. There was always laughter to be found between the walls of beloved cabins and memories to be made in the rolling hills of the woods. New friends embraced you […]

October: Latin American Heritage Month

By The Reverend Antonio Illas I am humbled and honoured to serve in the diocesan Anti-racism Working Group and to be a proud member of the Latin American community in Canada, specifically a Latino. The creation of this working group is a serious attempt by Bishop Susan to place anti-racism, an important issue, in the […]

Order of Niagara: Honouring Faithful Ministry to the Church

A Selection of Profiles from 2021 Order of Niagara Awardees Each year, parishes are invited to nominate a person for the Order of Niagara, someone who has faithfully given of themselves to their parish, diocese, and the wider Church. It is an important way of honouring the vital ministry of lay people in the diocese. […]

New University Chaplain Appointed for Brock

By the Reverend Krista Hilton  “We have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as […]