On the way to a new bishop

On March 3, 2018 Niagara Diocese will elect a Coadjutor Bishop to succeed Bishop Michael in June.

In December a slate of nominees was named by the Synod Council, which serves as the nominating committee. Other may be nominated at a later date.

A special portal on the Diocesan website will house information about the election, canons that govern the process, a refreshed diocesan profile, a prayer for parishes to share regularly to discern the Spirit’s will, as well as the profiles of those individuals who have been nominated.

An opportunity is being planned throughout the diocese to meet and greet the nominees during the last week of January. Information will be on the website.

The Niagara Anglican hopes to carry profiles in the February paper.

Committee Chair the Reverend Ann Turner commented, “For those of us involved directly in the planning and orchestration of this election, it is an incredible privilege.

The Diocese of Niagara is a community embodied in its fresh expressions of worship, its creative ideas in outreach and mission, and a heart that is open to welcome all to gather round the table. Pray for this committee, our diocese, those discerning their own call to serve us as bishop, and for the wisdom and guidance of the Spirit throughout this whole process of call and response.”