Casting a Vision for Mission with All Saints

By Susie Kim As the missioner for the Durand, Kirkendall North, Strathcona, and Central neighbourhoods in Hamilton, I think of myself as a kind of Christian-at-large for the area. Christians can fall into the trap of cloistering ourselves with like-minded people: I hope to model a life rooted in prayer and discipleship which involves being […]

Niagara School for Missional Leadership Looks to Winter Term

Eight courses are being planned for the winter 2022 term of the Niagara School for Missional Leadership (NSML), which will run from February through March. Three courses will be offered for the first time, including Gillian Doucet Campbell’s course on thinking missionally about stewardship. Canon Christyn Perkons will be leading a course on developing a parish Mission […]

Presence and Prayer: Christ’s Church Cathedral Opens Its Doors to New Ministries

Dean Tim Dobbin and Assistant Curate Rob Jones have started to realize a dream for transforming the way Christ’s Church Cathedral serves as both the geographical and spiritual heart of the Diocese of Niagara. Christ’s Church Cathedral is supporting two new opportunities for mission and missional support: Open Cathedral and the Community of Prayer. Dean […]

A Stewardship Journey

By Gillian Doucet Campbell The Magi in the Gospel of Matthew asked: “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?” It is the start of a new year. This is a time given over to reflection and resolutions. This question asked by the Magi is a good one to reflect on; we […]

Faith Formation Boxes Spread Joy across Niagara

By Sarah Bird The children, youth, and family ministry (CYFM) leader network is celebrating the completion of our largest faith formation box build for Advent! Through the pandemic the network of leaders gathered bi-weekly through Zoom to pray, share creative and innovative ideas, discuss challenges, and brainstorm new initiatives. The largest challenge frequently discussed was […]

Archbishop Stephen Cottrell Calls for Attention to Climate Change

By James Newman The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, The Archbishop of York and Primate of England, was the guest speaker for the fall Bishop’s Company event.  Archbishop Cottrell is an engaging and sophisticated leader, theologian, speaker, and writer. The format was an informal series of questions and discussion between our Bishop Susan Bell […]

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 […]

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. […]

The Missionality of Summer Prayer Walks

By, The Reverend Fran Wallace “I have not done a prayer walk before, but this experience has given me the opportunity to interact more deeply with our group. We shared our love for walking, and admired the beauty of God’s creation. Isn’t it amazing? We prayed, and gave thanks for being there. Blessed be God […]

Not Your Great Grandmother’s Alpha

By The Reverend Tom Vaughan Now I’m sure all of you are wondering what I am going to say about Alpha in this article. If it’s not your great grandmother’s Alpha, then what is it? First of all for some it is important to take a step back. What is Alpha? Alpha is a conversation […]