A capital campaign feasibility study is underway, and Bishop Susan Bell is pleased with the response. “Embarking on a major fundraising effort in our diocese, for the benefit of our parishes, would be a significant undertaking, and so I want to hear from as many clergy, lay leaders, and parishioners as possible before we proceed,” Bishop Bell said. “I am really quite encouraged by the feedback and participation we have received so far but hope that even more people will share their thoughts with us.”
The online version of the feasibility study fact sheet and survey will become available on niagaraanglican.ca in late October. If you haven’t yet participated in the study, please consider reviewing the fact sheet describing the needs to be funded in a potential campaign and then taking a few minutes to complete the survey.
In November, four town hall meetings will be held. These meetings are open to everyone to learn more about the proposed diocesan-wide, parishfocused campaign, ask questions, and complete a survey.
Below is a list of the dates and locations for the town hall meetings:
- Thursday, November 9 6 to 8 p.m. Church of the Transfiguration, 320 Glenridge Avenue, St. Catharines
- Wednesday, November 15 6 to 8 p.m. St. Michael’s, 1188 Fennell Avenue East, Hamilton
- Tuesday, November 21 6 to 8 p.m. Church of the Incarnation, 1240 Old Abbey Lane, Oakville
- Wednesday, November 22 6 to 8 p.m. St. George’s, 99 Woolwich Street, Guelph
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from the bishop about her vision and pastoral priorities for the diocese, and how the needs tested in the study will help advance God’s mission in Niagara. The Steier Group, our development counsel, will also explain how the feasibility study will provide the diocese with the information necessary to make a sound decision about the potential $20 million capital campaign.