October 2022

Lambeth: Held in the Spirit’s Tether of Love

Mission and Outreach: Is Missional Just the Flavour of the Month?

“Mission,” “missional,” and even “missionality” seem to be everywhere. Bishops are talking about it. Candidates for ordination are talking about …

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The Act of Giving Thanks: An Occasional Reminder of a Daily Reality

I adore October, especially because it is the month of Thanksgiving—a time to gather with family and loved ones to …

Annual Synod Set to Gather in November: Theme is ‘God’s Church for God’s Mission’

The theme for the 148th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara has been announced. “God’s Church for God’s Mission” is …

Say Yes to Kids Campaign Awards Diocese of Niagara for 5G Project: Three Niagara parishes also awarded grants by Anglican Foundation of Canada

The Diocese of Niagara has been awarded a grant from the Anglican Foundation of Canada for a new pilot project …

Embodied Anti-Racism: Valuing the Body in Faith and Practice

Each season in the Church calendar year involves the body. Think just of Advent and Christmas, which evoke the most …

Alpha: A Report from the Field

 I’ve recently completed running two Alpha courses via Zoom. The Alpha course has had a tremendous impact on our people …

Singing A New Song: Faithful Witness Amidst Tides of Change

“How can (I) sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?“ Psalm 137: 4  One of the amazing things about …

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Moments of Grace and Vision: Unintelligibility in the face of divine mercy

Our son is in a good and loud rock band. As I have been listening to the songs there is …

Revelations from the Vatican Archives: The Difficult Papacy of Pope Pius XII

There have been easier times to be the pope. I don’t mean now, with the relatively gentle divisions between conservative …

St. George’s Guelph Music Director Retires After 35 Years

Gerald “Gerry” Manning retires this summer after 35 years as organist and director of music at St. George’s, Guelph. According …

Creating Pockets of Community in an Isolated World

There are a lot of studies coming out now about the impact of isolation. In the last two years, we …

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