The Deacon's Bench logo

The Dangerous Word Hastily

Hastily is an adverb from the word haste. Hastily, according to the Oxford Language dictionary, means “with excessive speed or urgency, hurriedly”. An NRSV Bible

An Ecumenical Gathering of Deacons

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the deacons of this diocese spent a day with Roman Catholic deacons from the Diocese of St. Catharines. This was the

Love Came Down at Christmas

Miracles do happen, and that is indeed what happened in Welland on Christmas Day, 2022. Welland once had many large industrial plants, was the seat

Deacons Across the Border

This is a story of permanent or vocational deacons coming together. Our former Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, once described a gathering of deacons as a

The Vocation of a Citizen

In her recent charge to Synod, Bishop Susan Bell quoted from an interview with the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. In the interview Archbishop

The Deacon's Bench logo

The Process of Becoming a Deacon

For some time now, readers of this paper have seen a column called “The Deacons Bench.” Through this space, deacons from across this diocese have

Skip to content