November 2021 Issue

Poppies Continue to Bloom

Archbishop of York to Speak at Bishop’s Company Gathering

Bishop Susan Bell is delighted that The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, The Archbishop of York and Primate …

Bishop Lends Her Voice in Support of COVID-19 Vaccines

Bishop Susan Bell is part of a new effort by faith leaders aimed at getting more people to roll up …

Celebrating 35 Years of Outstanding Ministry

On behalf of the whole diocese and in gratitude for her ongoing ministry, Bishop Susan Bell sent Canon Alison D’Atri …

Treasurer Announces Retirement

Canon Jody Beck has advised Bishop Susan Bell of her intention to retire from her role as Treasurer and Director …

In November We Remember

Like many of you, I have had more time to read books during this pandemic. Many books published recently describe …

Why I Installed a Rain Garden

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will …

We All Come from the Same Place

A few years ago, I topped off my three-month sabbatical with a trip to Elliot Lake to visit my Aunt …

Primary Hungers

The call of God comes to you as the primary hunger of your heart. All our primary hungers originate in …

Image from 2021 Ordination

Celebrating Ordinations

On the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, Bishop Susan Bell ordained the Reverends Rob Duncan, Matt Gillard, Rob …

Faith, part 3: Faith and Risk-taking

We have a tendency to tame the Bible—indeed, to tame Jesus. As one friend says, “Jesus was not your average …

Working Together to Resource Ministry through the Pandemic

When the federal government announced the institution of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) in the early days of the …

Developing a “Made in Niagara” Anti-racism Framework

When the Anti-Racism Working Group (ATRWG) first met in 2020, none of us was sure how anti-racism in the diocese …

Riding—or Walking!—for Refuge 2021

The Anglican Diocese of Niagara’s Rise and Shine Team, along with 14 other teams across Canada, including the Anglican Primate …

Financing Your Mission

In our contemporary culture, there are many of Christian faith (or not) who can quote Scripture related to money. Perhaps …

The Seeds of Ministry with Migrant Farmworkers from Mexico

The genesis of ministry with Spanish-speaking seasonal migrant farmworkers from Mexico in the Niagara region dates to Easter 1988. In …

The Infinitely Important Rebel

I had a new book published recently, entitled The Rebel Christ. Provocative? I certainly hope so! Because its starting point is …