The Rev’d Canon Valerie Kenyon, our Diocesan Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Representative has written a prayer for this period of discernment in our Diocese. The prayer may be used as a part of parish liturgies and prayer groups as well as in personal prayers.
A Prayer for Guidance
Gracious God and faithful Shepherd, guide and direct us in these days as we prepare to select a new Bishop in the Diocese of Huron. Increase in us the gifts of discernment and understanding. Open our hearts and our minds to the leading of your Holy Spirit as you guide and direct our process. Help us to see afresh the mission and ministry to which you have called the Diocese of Huron, and who best amongst us has the gifts to lead us in these days. God of eternal light, our help and our hope, we ask all of this in and through the name of your beloved Son Jesus Christ. Amen.
On behalf of Archbishop Nicholls, the Venerable Kim Van Allen will induct the Reverend Stephen Martin as the rector of St. Stephen’s, Stratford (133 Home St) on the Feast of the Holy Cross, Saturday, September 14th at noon.
The preacher will be the Reverend Canon Judy Herron-Graham. Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being red. All are welcome to stay for a corn roast and BBQ following the service.
A Service of Thanksgiving and Deconsecration of St. Paul’s, Clinton (49 Ontario St. Clinton) will be held at 7pm on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Archbishop Nicholls will preach and preside. Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being green.
Next Grant & Loans Sub-Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5 at 10:30 at Huron Church House. Deadline for applications is Monday, August 26.
THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Until the end of September, the following form may be used for remembering our bishops in the Prayers of the People:
Linda, Archbishop of Huron and Primate, Anne our Metropolitan, Mark, National Indigenous Archbishop and Marinez, Bishop of Amazonia.
Archbishop Nicholls appoints The Venerable Tanya Phibbs as Commissary from August 19th – 23rd inclusive.
On behalf of Archbishop Linda Nicholls, the Very Reverend Paul Millward appoints the Reverend Mary Farmer as the rector of Trinity, Bayfield and the Parish of the Holy Spirit effective October 15, 2019. Mary is currently the rector of the Parish of Long Point Bay (St. John’s Church, Port Rowan; Port Ryerse Memorial Church, Port Ryerse; St. Andrew’s-by-the-Lake, Turkey Point; St. John’s Church, Woodhouse; and Christ Church Chapel of Ease, Vittoria)
On behalf of Archbishop Nicholls, the Venerable Megan Collings-Moore will induct the Reverend Eleanor Caruana as the rector of Trinity, Cambridge on the Eve of the Nativity of Mary, Sunday September 8th at 4pm. The Reverend Sue McCullough will preach. Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being white. A reception will follow the service.