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2017 Eastern Stewardship Conference

Serving Communities and Mission Driven Stewardship. What is God calling us to do in this place; and how do we respond to that call? In other words, stewardship and our relationship with God. The Diocese of Ontario Stewardship Team believes in supporting parishes in their mission and ministry efforts—providing assistance [...]

Diocese of Ontario Consultation Meetings

The Diocese will hold a Consultation Meetings this fall on a number of topics, including Priorities for the 2018 Diocesan  Budget (an annual process) Input to the work being done around potential alternative structures/approaches  for sharing Common Mission And Ministry (CMM) across parishes. The process being used to review and [...]

Diocesan anti-harassment policy

Synod Council recently approved the proposed diocesan anti-harassment policy in compliance with provincial legislation. The diocesan policy and a parish template are now available under the Human Resources section on the Forms page of the diocesan website: http://ontario.anglican.ca/wp/forms-2/ . Each parish with any employees or contractors (full time or part [...]

Your Synod Council at work

A meeting of the Synod Council of the Diocese of Ontario was held on Tuesday, June 27 at Christ Church Cataraqui. Some highlights of the meeting include: Synod Council approved the Hyanto Ministries business plan. The upcoming September 2017 meeting of Synod Council will see a full review of the [...]

Good Shepherd Mission and Habitat for Humanity BBQ

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Canadians say it’s important to find a solution to the lack of affordable housing in our communities? The diocese of Ontario and Habitat for Humanity Kingston are working together to provide just that. On Tuesday July 11 at 11:30am, the Good Shepherd [...]

Honouring Creation

“How can you love God and counteract the creating Spirit, disregard or even destroy God’s creation? How is it possible to love your neighbor (your children, those who suffer from climate changes and pollution today, and no less those who come after you on this planet earth) if you do [...]

Preparing for the National Aboriginal Day of Prayer

Since May 31, the Anglican Church of Canada has been engaged in 22 Days of Healing and Reconciliation, deepening learning, prayer and action focused on the Anglican Healing Fund. The church across Canada has focused on the Fund’s commitment to healing and support for community-based Indigenous language recovery projects, a [...]

Has your parish applied for a diocesan covenant grant yet?

Has your parish undertaken a covenant ministry initiative? Through this covenant initiative, parishes are encouraged to strengthen an existing ministry and intentionally develop a new ministry. To help with your parish covenant, funding is available through grants of up to $500. Find out more about parish covenants and how to [...]

Longtime Wolfe Island church warden to be honoured

On June 11, Wolfe Island’s Anglican Parish will celebrate Sherman Niles’ 62 years of service as warden, serving both Trinity and Christ Church. Niles, a lifelong resident of Wolfe Island, recently retired from this post; however, he remains a regular Sunday service attendee. The celebratory service will be held at [...]

Diocese of Ontario Clergy Day

Clergy gathered at St. Peter’s Collins Bay for the second of this year’s quarterly clergy days. Judy Robinson of the General Synod Pension Office made a presentation to the clergy on the pension, long term disability and continuing education plans. Alex Pierson and Archdeacon Wayne Varley presented information on HR, [...]