Susan Bell’s consecration as bishop

by Bill Mous

A service to consecrate the Reverend Canon Susan Bell as a bishop in the Church of God to serve as Niagara’s coadjutor bishop is planned for Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ’s Church Cathedral Hamilton.

Archbishop Colin Johnson, metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, will preside and act as the chief consecrator for the ordination. Bishop Linda Nicholls of Huron Diocese will be the preacher.

The ordination will be livestreamed so that as many people as possible can take part in this sacred event.

Each parish will also be issued two tickets so that, in addition to clergy and licensed lay workers and invited guests, people from all our churches will be able to bear witness to this celebration of ministry.

Additional tickets may be available; if you are interested please email Canon Alison D’Atri below.

Unfortunately, those without a ticket will not be able to attend.

A reception will take place after the service at the John Weir Foote VC Armoury, one block south of the Cathedral.

We ask that you remember Bishop-elect Susan and her family in your prayers, as well as Bishop Michael and his family, and our whole diocesan family in the midst of this important transition.

The Reverend Canon Bill Mous is Director of Justice, Community and Global Ministries – Communications Coordinator for Niagara Diocese.