Bishop Susan Bell recently hosted Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, for a special evening of online fellowship in support of the ministry of the Bishop’s Company.
Describing Archbishop Nicholls as a “strong, smart, and warm” leader by whom the Canadian church is blessed, Bishop Bell drew on questions submitted by members of the Bishop Company. The bishop jovially interviewed the primate as part of the one hour online event that was broadcast via Zoom.
Their conversation ranged from a series of rapid-fire questions and more light-hearted questions such as the primate’s favourite hymn (My Life Flows on in Endless Song, #401) to more deeper ones related the Church post-pandemic and being a woman in ministry.
While it was not possible to gather for an annual dinner this year, some traditions continued, including a toast to the Queen and to the Church. Members of the Bishop’s Company were also treated to pre-recorded jazz music provided by an ensemble from St. Christopher’s in Burlington.The Bishop’s Company is a discretionary fund that allows the bishop to compassionately and strategically respond to the emergent needs of our diocesan leaders, lay and ordained, in addition to responding to the needs of Christians within our diocese and beyond.