Wasn’t that a party! Celebration of the ministry of Bishop Michael, April 21

The worship space at Christ’s Church Cathedral Hamilton was transformed into a party venue as people gathered from throughout Niagara Diocese to thank Michael Bird for being their Bishop, and to send him forward to his next ministry adventure with gifts and good blessings.

The Niagara Anglican presents a pictorial sampling of the April 21, 2018 activities.

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A piper greeted the guests of honour to the Cathedral. Photos: Alexander (Sandy) Darling and Bill Mous
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Bishop Michael and Susan listened to the many kind words and thanks. Photos: Alexander (Sandy) Darling and Bill Mous
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Emcee Dean Peter Wall welcomed people to the party.
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 Archbishop Colin Johnson, Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario.
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Matthew, Michael Jr. and Sarah Bird spoke about their family journey.
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Michael and Alison D’Atri, who was Executive Administrator throughout Michael’s episcopacy.
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Michael and Susan model gifts for their new life in the wilds of the Ottawa Valley. Photos: Alexander (Sandy) Darling and Bill Mous
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Susan Bird received a prayer shawl for the journey.
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Bishop Susan Bell and Bishop Michael share a special moment to wish each other well in their respective journeys.
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A rainbow stole was given as a symbol of inclusivity.
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The band kept the music flowing.
Photos: Alexander (Sandy) Darling and Bill Mous