Work is well underway to gather as much feedback as possible as part of a feasibility and planning study for a potential parish-focused capital campaign.
“The best decision on our path forward will be made once we’ve heard from every corner of the diocese,” said The Reverend Canon Dr. Drew MacDonald, diocesan stewardship and campaign adviser, who strongly encourages all Anglicans in the diocese to participate and let their voice be heard.
“We’ve been conducting personal interviews and town hall meetings, we’ve mailed a survey to many families, and our online survey is available for everyone.” The online survey can be accessed at niagaraanglican.ca/survey.
“It takes only a few minutes to complete but offers us a wealth of helpful information, all confidential, about how people feel about the diocese’s vision for the future,” MacDonald said. The survey can be accessed and completed through December 6.
The Steier Group, a church development and fundraising firm, is conducting the study of the proposed $20 million campaign, which is centered on building up and resourcing the parishes and missions of the diocese.
The firm’s report will be presented to Bishop Susan Bell and diocesan leadership in mid-December.