Primate Fred Hiltz is guest speaker for Bishop’s Company dinner

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Photo: Brian Pieters Corporate Visuals
 on March 29, 2019

From his birthplace in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, to being a priest and bishop in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, then becoming the 13th Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Most Reverend Fred Hiltz will bring his message to Niagara Diocese at the 2019 Bishop’s Company dinner.

The Bishop’s Company dinner will be held on Monday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Michelangelo’s Event and Conference Centre, 1555 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton.

Since becoming Primate in 2007, Archbishop Fred has travelled extensively world wide and is recognized throughout Canada by “our beloved Church” for his work in reconciliation and self-determination by our Indigenous Communities.

Archbishop Fred was the first Primate elected President of the Board of Directors of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), serves as liaison bishop to the Mission to Seafarers Canada and chairs the Board of Directors of the Anglican Foundation of Canada.

You can learn more about the ministry and leadership of Archbishop Fred at 

Calling the Primate “a friend of many in our diocese,” Bishop Susan wrote, “his gentle and faithful witness, both within and beyond our beloved Church, reflects servant leadership at its best”. 

We in Niagara Diocese, she continued, are “so fortunate to have this opportunity to hear Archbishop Fred and to share an evening of fellowship and celebration with him as he prepares to retire this summer”.

The Bishop’s Company is a discretionary fund that allows the bishop to compassionately and strategically respond to the emergency needs of our diocesan leaders — lay and ordained.

The fund was established by Bishop Walter Bagnall over 60 years ago. 

One of the benefits of membership is an invitation to our annual dinner, a fundraising event with an engaging keynote speaker and an opportunity to renew connections with one another. 

Support of the Bishop’s Company enables Bishop Susan to respond to the needs of our clergy and lay leaders. This includes emergency crisis support, relief in the face of financial hardship, funds for vocational transitions, as well as bursaries and scholarships to help the leadership of the church retool for missional and entrepreneurial ministry. 

For further information or to register your membership and attendance at the dinner, visit our website at or contact Registrar Mary Anne Grant below or at  905-527-1316, ext. 380

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