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A Little History

Mr. Bill Holmes, a grandson of The Reverend William G. Walton and his wife, Daisy (Spencer) Walton, recently shared some information and articles about his grandfather's work in Fort George, Quebec.  By the way, Mr. Holmes is also a grandson of Bishop George Holmes, third Bishop of Moosonee.

 

A Note from a Grandson of The Reverend W. G. Walton

Fort George Christmas

Reindeer Walton

Rev. Edwin Watkins: Missionary to the 1852-1857

 

Watershed Great Chapter Meeting

The Watershed Deanery Great Chapter Meeting will be held on Saturday February 28, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, at St. Matthew's Cathedral, Timmins ON. All wardens, treasurers, vestry clerks, lay readers and elected delegates are encouraged to attend. Others who are interested are also welcome.

 

Ordination at Cathedral

God Willing, Archbishop Colin Johnson will ordain The Rev. Deacon George R. Westgate to the Sacred Order of priest and Mr. Richard Moore to the Sacred Order of Deacon on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at  St. Matthew's Cathedral, Timmins ON at 7:30 pm.  Preacher, The Right Reverend Thomas Corston, Assistant Bishop.  Everyone is welcome. Clergy & Layreaders are welcome to vest. The colour will be red.  A Practice is scheduled for that afternoon at 3:30 pm.  A Reception will follow the ordination.

Archbishop's Address to Executive

Archbishop’s Report to Executive Council of the Diocese of Moosonee

November 5, 2014-11-04

This is my second meeting of the Executive Council since I become your bishop on January 1st and my installation just before the last meeting. It has been an exciting time for me of learning. Since then I have visited about half the parishes in the Diocese, some with Bishop Tom and our wives, some on my own. I have received warm and gracious welcome wherever I have been.

MAP Mission Action Plan – it is not a document to be left on the shelf but a PLAN, an action plan, a path to renovate the Church. Guided by the marks of mission, it seeks a goal “That every Anglican be rooted in scripture, regular in worship, outreaching in compassion and ready to share their faith.” I see this as a key initiative that we need to be implementing in our parishes – supported not only by the clergy but also among the lay leaders. What could you do to make this a key element in your parish – as a way to organise your work and evaluate what you are doing in every activity so that the church participates more fully and actively in the mission of Christ in the world?

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On Line Marriage Preparation Course

The

Marriage Preparation
Program

a HumancareTM Program

The Marriage Preparation Program is designed to help couples successfully navigate the transi­tion from engagement to a solid new marriage.

Based on clinical research into why some mar­riages fail and others succeed, this program pro­vides a pre-marital workshop and on–line support for couples (telephone and internet) up to the end of the first year of marriage. An optional follow-up, Well Couple Check-Up, is also available to couples at a substantially discounted cost.

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