Tuesday, October 30, 2007
150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Huron
More than 9,000 worshippers packed the John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario on Sunday to mark the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Huron, in what may have been the largest religious gathering Southwestern Ontario has ever seen.
It marked 150 years to the day that on Wednesday, October 28, 1857 the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Cronyn, Rector of London, Canada West, was consecrated Bishop of Huron in the chapel of Lambeth Palace, London, England. The consecrating prelates were the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishops of Winchester, Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone. It was the first time in the Anglican world that clergy and laity had elected a Bishop. On July 9th, 1857, Dr. Cronyn had received 22 clerical votes and 24 lay votes while Archdeacon Alexander Bethune, later Bishop of Toronto, received 20 clerical and 10 lay.
Attending the event on Sunday were Anglican bishops from across Canada along with the Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The new Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz was preacher and Bishops Howe and Bennett from Huron were concelebrants in the 3-hour celebration and worship service.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
St. George's, Sarnia, Ontario
Construction of the current St. George's Church began in 1883, and was competed in 1884. The new link is expected to cost about 3 times as much as the original church cost of $19,752.57. A bequest of a parishioner will cover a large part of the cost of the new construction.
St. George's Rector is the Venerable Jim Dugan.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
London Ontario Archdeacon and Deans Appointed
New Regional Deans for Wellington and Delaware have also been appointed. Wellington and Delaware form the Archdeaconery of Erie that covers the south part of London and west and south of the city.
The Rev'd Marian Haggerty, rector of Holy Trinity Church, London, is appointed Regional Dean of Wellington effective November 1.
The Rev'd Canon Sam Thomas, rector of St. Michael and All Angels, London, was appointed Regional Dean of Delaware effective October 1.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
St. John the Divine, Arva, Ontario
Rector Rev. Wendy Murray and Honorary Assistant Rev. Earl Leiska are leading anniversary observances and celebrations, planned by an anniversary committee, to take place almost monthly throughout the year. A parish dinner in October will have a strong commemorative theme, and there are plans for a recital featuring the new organ, closer to the Advent season. As their special contribution, late in the autumn teachers and children of the Sunday School will carry trowels into the garden to plant bulbs as symbolic 'Seeds for the Future'.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Bishop's Conference on Prayer
9:30 a.m. Registration & Singing in the Cathedral with Angus Sinclair 10.00 a.m. Conference begins. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments will be supplied at registration time and at lunch.
PRAYING FOR AND WITH OTHERS AND FOR OURSELVES
"So You Want Me to Pray for you. Right Now?"
Praying for Others and Ourselves - from God's Point of View
Praying for Others and Ourselves - from Our Point of View
Praying for Others and Ourselves - With My discipline
Prayer - A Gift from God - Accept it, Use it, Offer it.
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