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Synod Convening Circular on Website Now!

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The documents making up the Convening Circular are now posted on our website. To access them, go to the top menu called SYNOD 2011 and click on the drop down menu called Convening Circular. A second drop down menu called Synod Forms allows you to access the forms related to Synod. You may download any document by simply clicking on the name of it.

SYNOD NEEDS PRAYER

Begin now to uphold the delegates and guests to our upcoming 45th session of the Diocese of Moosonee and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit upon their deliberations. The decisions to come before this Synod will potentially change the course of the Diocese. Thus, everything about the Synod needs to be "bathed in prayer". A Prayer Room will also be available at the Synod and friends have already started a  payer vigil. You can join the vigil by speaking with your Rector or by contacting The Rev. Margaret Dempster in Iroquois Falls.                                                               

BISHOP TO RECEIVE DOCTORATE

Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, has announced that they will be conferring the honorary degree of "Doctor of Divinity" upon Bishop Tom at their Convocation expercises on Monday, May 9th. The Bishop studied theology and graduated from Wycliffe College in preparation for ordination. Prior to the convocation exercises Bishop Corston will be the Celebrant and Preacher at the Baccalaureate Eucharist in the College's Founder's Chapel at 3:30 pm. Convocation begins at the U of T Convocation Hall at 7:30 pm. The Bishop is thrilled at being given the honour.

PRE-SYNOD DEANERY MEETINGS

Important meetings of the three Deaneries of the Diocese are scheduled to take place prior to the opening of Synod. These meetings are vital for all Synod delegates and clergy to attend in order that the "Vision Quest 2015" proposals coming to the Synod can be discussed and understood. Delegates will then be able to attend the Synod well prepared. The dates of each Deanery meeting are as follows..

Kenogami - Saturday, May 7 - Constance Lake First Nation

Cochrane - Saturday, May 14 - St. Peter's Church, Kirkland Lake

James Bay Synod Delegates caucus - Thursday, June 2 - 8 pm, St. Matthew's Cathedral, Timmins 

BISHOP ANNOUNCES ORDINATIONS & NEW CANONS

Bishop Corston is pleased to announce the ordination to the Diaconate of Valerie Ann Isaac and Anne Victoria Stenabaugh, both of St. Mark’s Church, Kapuskasing at the opening service of Synod at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 3rd at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Timmins. Anne and Valerie have been providing leadership in their parish since the parish has not had a resident ordained leader, and have been receiving training toward ordination for the past number of years. As Deacons both ladies will continue to provide ministry in their parish on a non-stipendiary basis as well as continue their studies toward eventual priesthood.

The propers for the Ordination will be for the Feast of the Ascension. The Guest preacher will be the Rt. Rev. Dennis Drainville, Bishop of Quebec. Everyone is welcome. Clergy and Lay Readers are invited to vest. The liturgical colour will be white.

Bishop Corston is also pleased to announce that he has named three new Canons for the Diocese. The Rev. Rodney BrantFrancis, Rector of Wemindji and Regional Dean of James Bay; The Rev. Nirmal Mendis, Rector of Moosonee and Moose Factory, and the Rev. Jacob Sealhunter, "Elder Priest" of St. Philip’s Church, Chisasibi, will be installed as Canons at the closing service of Synod, 9:30 am Sunday, June 5th at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Timmins. Everyone is welcome. Clergy & Lay Readers are invited to vest. The liturgical colour will be white.

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