January 2021 Issue

Archdeacon Peter Scott, Rector of St. Mark’s Anglican Church Marg Coupland, St. Mark’s PWRDF Parish Representative, and Canon Lynne Thackwray.

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Late Have I Loved You: On Beauty

Two years ago, I visited the Italian city of Ravenna, the world’s most significant region for mosaic icons of the …

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The Deacon’s Bench

I have been working on a book titled, For Others To Follow: An Ethos of Leadership Grounded In Faith. What …

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Human trafficking and a cup of tea

“Human trafficking and slavery are evil, violent crimes against God, creation and humanity. They take root and grow where the …

God In The Darkness

In these winter days, we are well aware of the physical contrast between light and darkness. We are at a …

A Big Dig starts at 
St. Matthew’s House

The first phase of the first #GreenMyCity project got underway in November at St. Matthew’s House – with big machinery …

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The Story of the Magi and the Story of the Bible

One of the joys for me in recent years has been telling Bible stories to children and families at our …

Hope: the Great Conqueror

A new year, a new start, a new hope. It’s a time to look to what is to come but …

Synod Delegates Reflect

Sue Thibodeau, St. John’s, Port Dalhousie A Zoom version of Synod—not what I was looking forward to on the morning …

The Bishop’s Charge to the 146th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara

+ In the name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Well, let’s begin with a prayer.  Loving God, …

Unique and Uplifting Synod Charts Course for 2021

“Enlighten the eyes of our hearts,” was the response to the opening prayers of the 146th synod of the diocese …

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Climate Justice Niagara’s 2021 Resolutions

The beginning of 2020 was probably the worst time for us to make environmental resolutions. Climate Justice Niagara’s hope of …

Bishop Authorizes New Naming Liturgy

Bishop Susan Bell has authorized for use in the Diocese of Niagara an interim rite to enable clergy to better …

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An Ancient Present Again

“Old men ought to be explorers…” wrote T.S. Eliot in the East Coker section of the Four Quartets. I have …

Primate Joins Bishop for Virtual Event

Bishop Susan Bell recently hosted Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, for a special evening of …