“I am thrilled to announce that our new bishop, the Right Reverend Susan Bell, will be the guest speaker at this fall’s annual Bishop’s Company dinner,” said former Diocesan Bishop Michael Bird in a letter to members of the Bishop’s Company in Niagara Diocese.
“Leadership for the Church of Tomorrow” will be the focus of Bishop Susan’s comments.
Bishop Michael urged members to “mark the date of Monday, October 15th, on your calendar as I know you will not want to miss this exciting opportunity to hear Bishop Susan speak to our diocesan family and enjoy a wonderful evening of fellowship”.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with dinner beginning an hour later.
Again this year the event takes place at Michelangelo’s Event and Conference Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton.
The Bishop’s Company is both a community of members and a discretionary fund to assist Anglicans in the diocese in need, with a primary emphasis on clergy and lay workers and their families.
The fund was established by Bishop Walter Bagnall in January 1951 and was supported by the “Bishop’s Men” who gathered to raise funds, share fellowship and network with one another. Over time both the group and the discretionary fund have become known as the Bishop’s Company.
Bishop’s Company members and their guests gather every autumn at a fundraising dinner to hear an engaging speaker and renew their connections with one another.
In addition, each winter sees excited curlers from across the Diocese gather for a fundraising bonspiel to support this much appreciated discretionary fund.
This is an exciting and rewarding way to support the work of our Bishop in Niagara Diocese. It is also a way of joining together with your sister and brother Anglicans to witness to our important mission in society.
Reserve the date and join us as we celebrate with our diocesan family and welcome Bishop Susan to her first Bishop’s Company dinner.
For further information or to register your membership and attendance at the dinner, visit our website at niagaraanglican.ca/bishops-company/ or contact Registrar Mary Anne Grant below.