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2017

09-16-2017 11:00

Posted on: July 10, 2017

ACW Silver Cross Annual Meeting & Luncheon - Saturday, September 16

The ACW Silver Cross Annual Meeting and Luncheon will take place on Saturday, September 16, beginning at 11:00 am, at St. Peter Anglican Church, Calgary (903 - 75 Avenue SW, Calgary).  The cost is $10.00.  Guest speaker will be the Rev. Chris Nojonen from Holy Trinity, Rocky Mountain House, speaking on Spirituality and Aging.

Please RSVP to Betty Nadurak at bettynadurak@gmail.com or call (403) 686-1110.

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08-12-2017 19:00

Posted on: July 10, 2017

Church of the Good Shepherd Community Dinner - Saturday, August 12

You are invited to our community Dinner on Saturday, August 12 beginning at 5:00 pm.  No cost, and everyone is welcome.  In order to get a better idea of numbers attending, please RSVP to Patricia at pjmuir@shaw.ca if you would like to attend.

Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 408 - 38th Street SW, Calgary.

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08-31-2017 00:00

Posted on: July 5, 2017

Clergy Changes

On behalf of Archbishop Greg, please be advised that three of our clergy will be stepping down from their positions in the next few months:

The Rev. David Ney (St. Peter, Calgary) has accepted a teaching position at the Trinity School for Ministry in Pittsburgh as of August 1. 

The Rev. Tim Webster (St. Peter, Okotoks) will be retiring as of August 31.

The Rev. Helen Dunn (Cathedral) has been appointed Vicar (Assistant to the Dean and Rector) at Christ Church Cathedral in the Diocese of New Westminster as of September 1.

Please pray that God will bless them as they begin these new phases of their lives.

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07-31-2017 21:00

Posted on: July 5, 2017

Music That Makes Community - July 30 to August 2

Join a dynamic gathering of musicians, clergy and lay people at the FCJ Christian Life Centre in Calgary, to recharge and renew your congregational song leading skills.  Presenters Jorge Lockward, Sylvia Miller-Mutia, Donald Schell and Paul Vasile will lead worship, workshops, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your church's singing practice.  Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation's abilities in sung prayer and praise.

A three-day workshop begins with dinner at 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 30, and runs until lunch on Wednesday, August 2.  Check in begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Registration and Meals Only (for commuters): Before June 1: $380   After June 1: $430

Registration, Lodging and Meals (in-residence): Single Room (before June 1) $650  (after June 1) $700

Registration, Lodging and Meals (in-residence): Double Room (before June 1) $520   (after June 1) $570

Group Rates (3 or more individuals from the same congregation):                                                            (for commuters)  Before June 1: $325   After June 1: $365 

(single rooms) Before June 1: $550   After June 1: $595

(Double rooms) Before June 1: $440   After June 1: $485

FCJ Christian Life Centre is located at 219 19th Avenue SW.

Please contact Paul Vasile at paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org or (929) 266-4662.

 

 

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09-30-2017 10:00

Posted on: July 5, 2017

Easy Faith Journaling - Saturday, September 30

Come for a day of Easy Faith Journaling on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Edmund Anglican Church, 8340 - 34 Avenue NW, Calgary.  This FREE event is open to all women of the Diocese, and sponsored by the Diocesan ACW Board.  Please RSVP by September 15 to dhnlouka@hotmail.com.  Please bring your Bible, a journal, and items (stamps, paint, stickers) to illustrate your faith.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

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09-08-2017 20:00

Posted on: July 4, 2017

Diocesan Synod - Reception of Motions

Deadline: September 8, 2017

The Synod Steering Committee for the Diocesan Synod in October has set Friday, September 8, 2017 as the deadline for receiving motions to be considered for presentation at the Synod.  Please send the wording of your proposed motion(s) to the Diocesan Chancellor: by email to pcrisfield@shaw.ca or by fax to (403) 229-0700 prior to the deadline.  The mover and seconder (who must both be members of synod) must be indicated on the notice sent to the Chancellor.

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06-30-2017 19:00

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministry - Christ Church, Elbow Park

Christ Church, Elbow Park, Calgary, seeks applications for the position of Coordinator of Children, Youth and Family Ministry, part time, beginning October 1, 2017.

Christ Church is a strong, active congregation that is committed to building up the body of Christ through liturgy, proclamation, faith formation, life long learning, community involvement and outreach, justice advocacy, and ministry for and with all ages.  This position is an opportunity to enjoy being part of a multi-staff parish team and to serve with members whose ministry arises from a variety of strong life experience and diverse community involvement.

The Coordinator facilitates the involvement, engagement and spiritual growth of children, youth and young families in the faith and community of Christ Church.  The Coordinator fosters a living faith in Christ through prayer, worship, study, hospitality and the mission and community partnerships of the parish.  A variety of opportunities for ministry duties can be developed in consultation with the incumbent in keeping with the gifts of the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will have skill and experience in working with children and youth, and an understanding of faith formation in the Anglican tradition.  Early Childhood Education, Social Work or other relevant training would be an asset.  Experience in the Anglican Church of Canada is also an asset, as is an understanding of the parish's positive view of equal marriage.

Applications will be received until June 30.  To apply, please respond with a letter of introduction and your recent CV including three references to: The Rev. David Pickett, Incumbent, The Anglican Parish of Christ Church, Elbow Park, Calgary at rector@christchurchcalgary.org.

 

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10-13-2017 14:00

Posted on: June 5, 2017

Synod Registration Fee Payment - September 8, 2017

The Synod Steering Committee for the Diocesan Synod being held October 13 & 14 has announced the registration fees for clergy and lay members of Synod to be $90 per member if payment is received on or before September 8, 2017.  After this date, the registration fee will be $120.  Payments must be made using the pre-payment form found on the Website, under Documents, #5. Synods, then Synod 2017-10 October.  If necessary, cheques can be post-dated to September 8, 2017.

Clergy Members of Synod are licensed clergy of the Diocese of Calgary.  Lay Members of Synod are named on the "Notice of Election of Lay Members of Synod" form that is part of the Annual Return forms. 

Anyone else who would like to attend the Synod is required to register as an Observer.  As in previous years, the number of observers is extremely limited, and registration will happen on a first-come, first-served basis.   The registration fee for Observers is $45 and must be paid with the submission of the registration form. 

Questions about the Synod registration process can be directed to the Diocesan Office.

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09-30-2017 12:00

Posted on: June 5, 2017

Synod Billeting

A list is being created for out-of-city Synod attendees to be billeted in homes in the Calgary area for the Friday night of October 13.  If you are interested in either obtaining a billet or providing a billet, please contact Carol Tubman at (587) 320-1343 or email ctubman@calgary.anglican.ca. with your information and we will attempt to match visiting delegates with hosts.

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08-31-2017 12:00

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Education for Ministry Registration

Looking for a way to deepen your understanding of the Christian faith and to enhance the connection between what you believe and how you live your daily life?  The Education for Ministry program combines independent study and weekly small group discussions to bring a basic grounding of theological education to Christian lay people.

EfM explores the content and origins of the Bible, follows Church history from its earliest days, and examines issues in Judeo-Christian theology.  Guided theological reflections help to connect our faith understanding with Scripture and Christian tradition, and translate this into the cultural context of today. 

Sessions run from September to May/June.  There are three groups currently meeting in Calgary.

For past students, there is also Mentor training being planned.

For more information, please contact Carol Tubman (ctubman@shaw.ca; (403) 277-9104) or Jennifer Solem (jsolem@shaw.ca; (403) 804-2768).

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05-27-2017 20:00

Posted on: May 11, 2017

AFP Upcoming Prayer Conference

Prayer: The School of Hope

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

St. Michael Anglican Church, 709 - 7th Street, Canmore, AB

Many today feel anxious and afraid about their future.  Whether it be the weight of financial need, job loss, sickness, or the ordinary grind of everyday life, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed.  The church itself is not immune to such fear.  With declining numbers, the 'Generation Gap', and the sting of controversy, the church feels uneasy about its own future.  Will there be an Anglican church left for our children or grandchildren?

On top of this, we live in a world of wars and rumours of wars.  Is it possible to watch the news and not be overcome by fear?

How does prayer combat these feelings of fear and anxiety?  Could prayer be a gift that helps us re-discover HOPE for our world, our church and ourselves?

Join our speakers, Rev. Chris Roth, Friar Bob Mitchell (OFM), and Rev. Chris Nojonen as they discuss how an active and on-going prayer life is key to finding hope in this chaotic world.

The day will close with a celebration of Eucharist, presided at by Archbishop Greg Kerr-Wilson.

This is a Conference you do not want to miss!

Register Today!  Email to bettynadurak@gmail.com

(Please remember to list any and all dietary restrictions when you register.)

 

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06-04-2017 20:00

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Education for Ministry Graduation - June 4

A special Eucharist in celebration of Education for Ministry (EfM)'s Class of 2017 will be held at St. Stephen Anglican Church (1121 - 14th Avenue SW, Calgary) on Sunday, June 4 at 7:00 pm.  A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow the service.  All are warmly invited, including past and present students of EfM or anyone interested in learning more about this program.

EfM is a small group adult theological education program that equips and encourages lay people in fulfilling their baptismal vows as ministers of Christ in the world.

For more information, please contact Jennifer at (403) 804-2768, by email at efmststephens@shaw.ca, or go to www.efmcanada.ca.

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07-16-2017 16:00

Posted on: May 23, 2017

55th Flower Festival - Christ Church, Millarville - July 15 & 16

The 55th Annual Flower Festival will be held at Christ Church, Millarville on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16.

A Tea featuring scones, homemade strawberry jam and whipped cream will be served at the Church House, only on the Saturday, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Cost is $6.00 per person, $3.00 for children 6 and under.  Strawberry Recipe Cookbooks and jars of strawberry jam will be available for purchase.

As usual, the church, grounds, and cemetery will be beautifully decorated with flowers.  Donations of potted plants, floral arrangements and cut flowers are needed.  If you can help provide these, please call Cathie Scatterty at (403) 938-7717.  Flowers should be brought to the church on Friday evening (July 14) around 6:00 pm.  Children are welcome to help place flowers on the graves in the cemetery.

The Christ Church Millarville Ladies Guild is responsible for organizing the Tea, decorating the church and grounds, and helping serve at the Tea.  They appreciate the help of the Millarville Horticultural Society and members of the local community.

The flowers can still be viewed at our Church Service on Sunday, July 16 at 11:30 am.

Everyone is invited to attend.

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05-20-2017 18:00

Posted on: March 27, 2017

YC Conference - May 20 - 22, 2017

Six youth groups from the Diocese are going to YC, and we'd love for you to join us!

YC is an annual Christian youth conference held in Edmonton.  This year it occurs from May 20 to 22.

We would like to extend an invitation to any other churches who might want to join along on the travels.  Currently, there are six youth groups attending: St. Augustine, Lethbridge; Christ Church, Fort Macleod; St. Peter, Okotoks; Meota Parish (Millarville/Turner Valley/Priddis); Holy Trinity, Calgary; and St. Luke, Red Deer.

If you would like to be a part of the travel or simply meet up with the other groups at the event, please contact Sara at gatemasa@gmail.com

For more information on YC, please go to http://ycalberta.ca/home

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05-11-2017 20:00

Posted on: May 9, 2017

Death of the Very Rev. Fabian Hugh

It is with sadness that we announce the death of the Very Rev. Fabian Hugh this past Friday.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, May 11, at 2:00 pm at St. Andrew Anglican Church, 1611 St. Andrew’s Place NW in Calgary.

We pray for comfort and peace for all who mourn.

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05-14-2017 18:00

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Michael Harvey - Creating a Culture of Invitation

Michael Harvey, of the Unlocking the Growth fame and the Back to Church Movement, will be in the Diocese of Calgary from Sunday, May 7 to Sunday, May 14, 2017, offering talks on Creating a Culture of Invitation in Your Church.  He is engaging and humorous, and is helping churches around the world grow through simple but effective practices of inviting others to share in what we have discovered in Christ.  Events have been scheduled for:
May 8 - Christ Church, Nanton - 7:00 pm.  Contact Rev. Pilar Gateman (403) 553-3746
May 9 - St. Leonard, Red Deer (co-sponsored with St. Luke and Good Shepherd Lutheran, Red Deer) Contact Rev. Barb Borle (403) 346-6769
May 10 - St. Luke, Calgary - 7:00 pm.  Contact Rev. Peter Norman (403) 273-2686
May 12 - St. Paul, Calgary - Parish Council from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; potluck supper from 6:30 - 7:30, and then Michael speaking from 7:30 til 9:00.  Contact Rev. Fergus Tyson (403) 256-1428
May 13 - St. Francis, Airdrie  Contact Rev. Bonnie Luft (403) 948-2940
May 14 - Holy Trinity, Calgary - Sunday morning service, lunch potluck, then an afternoon event.  Contact Ven. Stephen Hambidge (403) 275-3630
All are welcome.  Please contact the individual parishes for more information.
 

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06-03-2017 16:00

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Consecration of the new Indigenous Bishop for Treaty Seven Territory - June 3, 2017

Archbishop Greg is pleased to announce that late on the afternoon of Saturday, April 23, the Indigenous delegates of the Diocese of Calgary elected the Venerable Sidney Black to be the Indigenous Bishop for Treaty 7 Territory.  Please pray for Sidney and his family.

Following that meeting, on Saturday, June 3 at 11:00 am, all are invited to attend the Consecration of the new Indigenous Bishop for Treaty 7, at The Arbor on Siksika First Nation. A link to the directions can be found here.  All clergy and lay people are invited.

Clergy are asked to wear alb and red stole.

 

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09-25-2017 00:00

Posted on: April 24, 2017

Where is the Prayer Calendar?

This is a question that is frequently asked. 

The Quarterly Prayer Calendar is made up as a Word document and PDF, so it has ended up under Documents rather than Calendars.

To find it, go to Documents on the Menu bar.  From there, it is 4. Prayer Calendar.

We try to have the next Quarter's information posted on the Website by the middle of the month previous to the start of the Quarter.

 

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06-01-2017 16:00

Posted on: April 10, 2017

ReAwaken Leadership Training Seminar - June 1

Please join us for a day of Leadership Training.  Guest speakers will be Rev. Dr. David Overholt who will speak on "Why young people are quitting church and what we can do about it" and Rev. David Arrol Macfarlane on "Reframing Evangelism: Six mindset adjustments that growing Canadian churches are making to change the game!"   This is a free event.  Thursday, June 1, St. Peter Anglican Church, (31 Riverside Way, Okotoks) 9:00 am to 1:30 pm (lunch is provided). 

ReAwaken website: http://billygraham.ca

 

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05-29-2017 00:00

Posted on: March 27, 2017

National Gathering of Anglican Women - June 15-18, 2017

The National Executive of the Anglican Church Women of Canada invite all Anglican women to their National Gathering, at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, from Thursday, June 15 to Sunday, June 18, 2017.  The theme this year is "The Love of Jesus Calls Us to Learning, Worship and Service."  Feature presentations include a conversation with Primate Fred Hiltz, workshops on Prayer, Indigenous Ministries, The Church Volunteer, PWRDF, Storytelling of the Gospel, The ACC and Assisted Death, and much more.  Registration fee is $500, which includes shared accomodation and meals.  This does not cover costs of transportation to and from the Conference.  Registration forms are available from Marion Saunders (82 Foster Creek Dr., Newcastle, ON, L1B 1G5), email: mares@idirect.ca, or by calling 1-905-439-2728.  Registration deadline has been extended until May 28, 2017.

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04-12-2017 11:00

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Blessing of the Oils - April 12

There will be a Blessing of the Oils Service on April 12 (Wednesday of Holy Week), at the Cathedral of the Redeemer, Calgary, beginning at 10:30 am. 

 

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04-20-2017 00:00

Posted on: March 27, 2017

ACW Annual Renewal Conference - April 21 & 22

All women are invited to the 2017 Anglican Church Women Annual Renewal Conference  April 21 & 22, 2017 at St. Paul's Anglican Church (7 Sunmills Green SE, Calgary).  Our guest speakers are women from our Companion Diocese of the Windward Isles.  Come and meet them and hear their stories.  The cost of the conference is $40 for both days or $30 for only one day.

Registration deadline is April 1, 2017.  Please find the Registration form here.  For more information, please contact Mary Dymond at (403) 278-0317 or email mkdymond@gmail.com

 

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12-31-2017 00:00

Posted on: March 27, 2017

2017 Marriage Preparation Registration Form

Please note the  Marriage Preparation Form for 2017 is now available, with updates in March.

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05-19-2017 16:00

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Young Sojourners at Sorrento - May 19 - 22, 2017

Young people are asked to join other youth from the Diocese of Calgary for the Young Sojourners Program, a spiritually enriching (and fun!) experience at the beautiful Sorrento Centre in BC, on the weekend of May 19 to 22, 2017.  Information on the weekend can be found here.  The Diocese is sponsoring the bus to the event; waiver forms can be found here

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Charmaine Evans at familyministries@christchurch.org or Natasha Brubaker at natasha.stmartins@telus.net.

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08-31-2017 00:00

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Letter of Apology - regarding Mr. Nakayama

Apology issued by the Anglican Bishop of Calgary and the Anglican Bishop of New Westminster to all members of the Japanese Canadian Community affected by abuse perpetrated by the Reverend Canon Gordon Goichi Nakayama (hereafter referred to as Mr. Nakayama).
1. Mr. Nakayama was a priest of the Anglican Diocese of Calgary. Some of his ministry was in the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster, and he travelled widely in Canada and in other parts of the world.
2. After he had retired, Mr. Nakayama confessed in person and in a letter dated December 28th 1994 to the then Archbishop of Calgary that he had engaged in ‘sexual bad behavior . . . to so many people’.
3. Upon receipt of Mr. Nakayama’s confession, the then Archbishop of Calgary formally brought forward the very serious charge of Immorality against Mr. Nakayama on February 10, 1995.
4. Upon receiving this charge, Mr. Nakayama voluntarily resigned on February 13, 1995, from the exercise of priestly ministry.
5. It is not known how many young people were affected, and no complaints were received at that time.
6. We have been made aware of the impact and effect of these past actions by some of today’s survivors, whom we acknowledge and seek to support, along with those who have died, their families and friends.
7. We deeply regret that Mr. Nakayama while a priest committed these acts of immoral sexual behavior.
8. On behalf of our dioceses, we express our deep sorrow and grief for harm which Mr. Nakayama did, and we apologize to all whose lives have been affected by Mr. Nakayama’s actions.
9. We deeply regret this Apology was not delivered to the Japanese Canadian Community at the time of Mr. Nakayama’s confession, the charge of immorality, and his subsequent resignation from the exercise of priestly ministry.
10. We express our support to survivors, affected families, and community as a whole and deeply hope that this Apology encourages healing and wellness for all whose lives have been affected by Mr. Nakayama’s actions.
11. We commit to participation in a healing and reconciliation process with the members of the Japanese Canadian Community who were harmed by Mr. Nakayama.
12. And we assure you that the Anglican Church takes these matters seriously, and takes steps to prevent this type of behaviour.
 

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2016

01-18-2017 20:00

Posted on: December 12, 2016

Ordination Announcement

We are pleased to announce the ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Gordon Pontifex, to take place at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, Calgary, on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm.  Please plan to attend, and pray for Gordon as he begins this new ministry.

 

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11-02-2016 00:00

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Ordinations Announcement



We are pleased to announce the upcoming ordinations to the Diaconate of Joanne Parnham and Elizabeth Short, on All Saints Day (November 1) at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, at 7 pm.  Please pray for them as they begin their new ministry.

 

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10-31-2016 00:00

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Diocesan Telephone System

Diocesan Office Telephone System:


The Diocesan Office is in the process of installing a new telephone system. While the main telephone number is not expected to change, sometime in the next couple of weeks, the individual extension numbers for Diocesan staff personnel will change. Please refer to the News page of the Diocesan website (here) or the Staff and Volunteer directory on the website (here) for up-to-date information about staff extension and direct dial phone numbers.

 

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08-27-2016 23:00

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Death of Former Bishop Barry Hollowell

The Right Rev. Barry Hollowell, former Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary, has died. Bishop Hollowell came to Calgary from the Diocese of Niagara and served as Bishop of the Diocese from 2000 to 2005.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday August 27, 2016 at 11:00 am at Christ Church Calgary. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will be presiding and Dean Peter Elliott of the Diocese of New Westminster will give the homily. Please pray for Bishop Barry's family - Kate, Mark, Josh, and Kevin.

Further details here.

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10-17-2016 21:00

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Companions of the Bishop Dinner

Save the Date!


October 17, 2016 will be the “Companions of the Bishop” dinner. The dinner will be held at the Ranchmen’s Club in Calgary with guest speaker Bishop Mark MacDonald. We are pleased to have the National Indigenous Bishop present his thoughts on the theme “The Church's Ministry after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission”.

This fund-raising event is for the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund, which covers expenses that the Bishop incurs that are not covered by the Diocesan budget, especially in supporting clergy of the Diocese.

This will be an opportunity to support the Bishop's discretionary fund financially with a suggested donation of $250 plus $85 per person for the dinner.

Charitable donation receipts for the amount of the donation will be issued by the Diocese (by request only for donations less than $25).



 

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10-02-2016 23:00

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Small Church Conference

Details are now available for this fall's Small Church Conference with guest speaker, Mary Parmer of Austin Texas. There will also be an evening session for suburban and urban churches.

Click here for further information.

 

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09-30-2016 23:00

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Bishop's Pastoral Letter - July 2016 (Post General Synod)

Following the recently completed 41st Session of the Anglican Church of Canada General Synod, Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson has issued a pastoral letter to the Diocese. A copy is available on the website (here) or on the Diocese's document server (here).

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09-30-2016 23:00

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Church Calendars

Due to Augsburg Fortress Canada being purchased by David C. Cook Distribution, the order forms for church calendars normally sent out by the ACW the end of May will be delayed.  We have been advised by David C. Cook that they have not made a decision as to when the calendars will be available or what the cost will be for 2017.  As soon as this information is available, the forms will be sent to the all ACWs and parishes by the Church Calendar Secretary, Mary Anne Armstrong.

Please check the Diocese of Calgary ACW website for further information.

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07-31-2016 23:00

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Bishop's Pastoral Letter - June 2016

Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson has issued a pastoral letter to the Diocese of Calgary. A copy is available on the website (here) or on the Diocese's document server (here).

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07-25-2016 23:00

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Communication Survey

The Diocesan Strategic Communications Committee has distributed a survey to solicit information about communication needs in the Diocese. The survey form can be accessed here. Anyone can fill out a form and return it to the Diocesan Office as indicated at the bottom of the form.

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06-30-2016 23:00

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Congratulations to Erin Phillips

The Diocese congratulates The Rev. Canon Erin Phillips on receiving the University of Lethbridge 2016 Volunteer Award. Further details are available here.

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06-18-2016 23:00

Posted on: June 7, 2016

New Documents Available

The following documents are now available on the Diocese's document server:

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05-06-2016 20:00

Posted on: April 22, 2016

7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness

7 Cities on Housing and Homelessness


Alberta's 7 cities on Housing and Homelessness are the lead organizations responsible for the implementation of local Plans to End Homelessness, working together since 2001. The 7 cities coordinate local plans at a systems level and align funding resources for greater impact and progress towards ending homelessness.

The 7 Cities are:

  • Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Medicine Hat Community Housing Society
  • City of Grande Prairie
  • City of Red Deer
  • City of Lethbridge
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Homeward Trust Edmonton

Further details here or here.

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03-18-2016 12:00

Posted on: February 18, 2016

Cathedral Workshops

Surviving Stress and Anxiety in Changing Times


The Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in downtown Calgary will be hosting a series of workshops entitled "Surviving Stress and Anxiety in Changing Times". Workshop sessions will be held from 12 noon to 3 pm on Fridays February 26, and March 4, 11, and 18.

Further details are available here.

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03-26-2016 20:00

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Council of the North 2016 Lenten resource

THe Council of the North has published a 2016 Lenten liturgical resource that can be used by Parishes to highlight the work of the Anglican Church in Canada's north. The resource materials are available here.

Further details are available here.

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03-15-2016 00:00

Posted on: February 16, 2016

Response to TRC Call to Action

In response to the report and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, KAIROS has launched Winds of Change, an education and action campaign.  The first phase of the campaign is Education for Reconciliation, a petition campaign in partnership with the Legacy of Hope Foundation that calls for the implementation of the TRC’s Call to Action #62.i:


We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, in consultation and collaboration with Survivors, Aboriginal peoples and educators to make age-appropriate curriculum on residential schools, Treaties and Aboriginal peoples’ historical and contemporary contributions to Canada a mandatory education requirement for Kindergarten to Grade Twelve students.


 

Those who attended PWRDF’s National Gathering in November 2015 will recall that we undertook our own learning initiative in the form of the “Mapping Exercise” as one step in our journey to understand and “deepen our relationships with Indigenous peoples.”  In keeping with that strategic goal, PWRDF volunteers and supporters are invited to sign the petition and encourage others to do so.  KAIROS’s goal is to collect as many signatures as possible on petitions that will be presented in provincial and territorial legislatures in the spring of this year (2016).  The deadline for petitions to reach KAIROS is March 15, 2016.

Information about the campaign and the petition, along with petition forms can be accessed by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the campaign generally or the petition specifically, please contact KAIROS directly or send an e-mail message to Suzanne Rumsey.

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04-09-2016 00:00

Posted on: February 9, 2016

Installation of New Dean

The Very Rev. Leighton Lee was installed as the new Dean of the Anglican Diocese of Calgary on Sunday evening February 7, 2015 by the Archbishop of the Diocese, The Most Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson. For pictures from the service, please click here.

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02-06-2016 12:00

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Compassion or Convenience?

The Parish of St. Andrew Calgary is holding an open public forum examining the right to die and physician-assisted death. The forum will be held from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon on Saturday February 6, 2016 at the Parish (1611 St. Andres's Place NW, Calgary) and the speakers include the following:

- David Swann, MD (MLA Calgary MountainView)

- Juliet Guichon, professor (Cumming School of Medicine, U of C)

- Philip Zachariah, JD (U of C Legal Counsel)

- Eric Wasylenko, MD (AHS, medical advisor)

- Peter Bradley (Dying with Dignity Canada, Calgary Chapter)

- Daranne Harris (Bethany Care Society, VP & CMO Pastoral Care)

There is no fee to attend but please RSVP to 403-282-3234 or standrw1@telus.net. A poster is available here.

 

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03-10-2016 00:00

Posted on: January 11, 2016

We Are All Treaty People

Project Ploughshares Calgary Seminar Series

Project Ploughshares Calgary has announced a seminar series to be held on January 13, 2016, February 10, 2016, and March 9, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm at the Central Library location in downtown Calgary.

The first seesion on January 13th features Rev. Bill Phipps and Cheryle Chagnon Greyeyes as speakers to introduce the topic "We Are All Treaty People". Speakers for the February and March sessions will be announced in January.

Please bring your own bag lunch. The seminar series is supported by a donation according to ability.

Click here for a poster.

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01-20-2016 16:00

Posted on: January 11, 2016

UN Declaration - Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Calgary Interfaith Council has issued an invitation to an interfaith workshop to learn and explore the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be held at Beth Tzedec Synagogue on January 20, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm.

The speaker at this event will be elder, teach, healer, and activist Doreen Spence. A kosher lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Beth Tzedec at 403-255-8688.

Click here for a poster.

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2015

01-17-2016 23:00

Posted on: December 17, 2015

Laura White

The Diocesan Office has recently been informed that Laura White died last Friday, December 11th, after a short illness. A memorial service for Laura will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday December 19 at St. Andrew’s Church (1611 St. Andrew's Place NW). Over many years, in addition to being an active member of both the Parish of St. Mark and the Parish of St. Andrew, Laura served the Diocese as Chair of the Administration and Finance Committee and as a member of Diocesan Council. Her contribution to the life of the Anglican Diocese of Calgary is greatly appreciated and will be fondly remembered. Further details are available here.

 

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02-06-2016 00:00

Posted on: December 10, 2015

Appointment of Dean

On Sunday December 6, 2015 The Most Rev. Greg Kerr-Wilson, Archbishop of Calgary and Metropolitan of Rupert's Land, announced the appointment of The Rev. Leighton Lee as the Dean of the Diocese of Calgary. The service of installation will take place on Sunday February 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm in the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer during a service of Choral Evensong. Diocesan clergy are invited to vest in either choir dress (cassock, surplice, tippet and hood) or alb and stole. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

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12-31-2015 00:00

Posted on: December 3, 2015

Christ Church Calgary Renovation

Renovation Complete at Christ Church Calgary

The renovation of the narthex and parish hall at Christ Church Calgary is now complete. Archbishop Greg Kerr Wilson will be at Christ Church on Sunday December 13 at 7:00 pm to dedicate the new space. A reception will follow the service.

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01-31-2016 23:00

Posted on: December 2, 2015

St. Augustine Lethbridge Renovation

Renovation Complete at St. Augustine Lethbridge

The Parish of St. Augustine Lethbridge has announced the completion of a renovation project to improve the accessibility of the church and hall. Read a report from the Parish, here.

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12-15-2015 00:00

Posted on: December 2, 2015

Archdeacon of Bow Valley

Appointment of Archdeacon of Bow Valley:

The Most Rev. Greg Kerr Wilson, Archbishop of Calgary, is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Stephen Hambidge, incumbent of the Parish of Holy Trinity Calgary, as the new Archdeacon of Bow Valley, effective December 1, 2015.

Archdeacon-designate Hambidge will be installed in his new position at a Service of Collation to be held at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer Calgary on Thursday December 3, 2015 beginning at 7:30 pm.

Information concerning parking at the Cathedral is available on the Cathedral's website, here.

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01-31-2016 00:00

Posted on: November 14, 2015

Marriage Preparation

The Marriage Preparation Seminar dates for 2016 are now available. Please check the Diocesan Events Calendar or download the registration form (here).

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12-15-2015 00:00

Posted on: October 20, 2015

New Diocese Website Launched

New website for the Anglican Diocese of Calgary.

Our new website has launched!

As you can see, we are still missing pictures, especially pictures of clergy and staff and pictures of parish events.

Parishes are asked to send announcements of parish events (preferably including a picture) to the Diocesan Office.

  • Pictures of clergy should be in portrait orientation, with a resolution of at least 1 megapixel (e.g. 768 x 1024).
  • Pictures of church buildings or parish events should be in landscape (16 x 9) format, also with a resolution of at least 1 megapixel (e.g. 1280 x 720).

Most recent cell phones have cameras that take photos at higher resolutions than 1 megapixel so photos with those cameras will be fine for the website. Questions about the requirements for the photos can be sent to the same email address above.

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12-31-2015 00:00

Posted on: October 2, 2015

PWRDF - Voices of Hope

PWRDF has announced new partner stories for the “Voices of Hope” series that can be used as bulletin inserts and sermon illustrations, at gatherings and meetings, and in other creative ways. The stories will be posted monthly to the PWRDF website.

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12-31-2015 00:00

Posted on: October 2, 2015

Stewardship Resources (TENS)

The Diocese of Calgary has recently become a member of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS), an association of church leaders in the United States and Canada who “understand, practice, and proclaim God’s call to generosity”. For those who are interested, there are a number of free materials on the TENS website, including a newsletter, a blog, and selected bulletin inserts. However, as a result of the Diocese becoming a member, all parishes in the Diocese are now able to access the members-only resources that are available, including “God the Giver” annual giving materials (newsletter inserts; letters to new members, members whose giving has remained the same, and members who tithe; thank you letters; prayers of the people; and half-page reflection/discussion bulletin inserts).

Parishes that are interested in accessing all the TENS resources can contact the Diocesan Office Finance Officer for the required userid and password.

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12-31-2017 00:00

Posted on: September 28, 2015

Diocesan Synod - 2014

75th Convention of Synod

Becoming a Missional Church… SYNOD 75

The 75th Convention of the Synod of The Anglican Diocese of Calgary
with special guest,
The Rev. Canon Kevin E. Martin

Friday, May 9, 2014: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer
604 - 1st St SE, Calgary, AB
4:00 p.m. - Registration
7:00 p.m .- Worship

Saturday, May 10, 2014: Croatian Cultural Centre,
3010 - 12 St NE, Calgary, AB
8:00 a.m. - 4:00.p.m.

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This is a question that is frequently asked. 

The Quarterly Prayer Calendar is made up as a Word document and PDF, so it has ended up under Documents rather than Calendars.

To find it, go to Documents on the Menu bar.  From there, it is 4. Prayer Calendar.

We try to have the next Quarter's information posted on the Website by the middle of the month previous to the start of the Quarter.

 

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The Synod Steering Committee for the Diocesan Synod being held October 13 & 14 has announced the registration fees for clergy and lay members of Synod to be $90 per member if payment is received on or before September 8, 2017.  After this date, the registration fee will be $120.  Payments must be made using the pre-payment form found on the Website, under Documents, #5. Synods, then Synod 2017-10 October.  If necessary, cheques can be post-dated to September 8, 2017.

Clergy Members of Synod are licensed clergy of the Diocese of Calgary.  Lay Members of Synod are named on the "Notice of Election of Lay Members of Synod" form that is part of the Annual Return forms. 

Anyone else who would like to attend the Synod is required to register as an Observer.  As in previous years, the number of observers is extremely limited, and registration will happen on a first-come, first-served basis.   The registration fee for Observers is $45 and must be paid with the submission of the registration form. 

Questions about the Synod registration process can be directed to the Diocesan Office.

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A list is being created for out-of-city Synod attendees to be billeted in homes in the Calgary area for the Friday night of October 13.  If you are interested in either obtaining a billet or providing a billet, please contact Carol Tubman at (587) 320-1343 or email ctubman@calgary.anglican.ca. with your information and we will attempt to match visiting delegates with hosts.

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Looking for a way to deepen your understanding of the Christian faith and to enhance the connection between what you believe and how you live your daily life?  The Education for Ministry program combines independent study and weekly small group discussions to bring a basic grounding of theological education to Christian lay people.

EfM explores the content and origins of the Bible, follows Church history from its earliest days, and examines issues in Judeo-Christian theology.  Guided theological reflections help to connect our faith understanding with Scripture and Christian tradition, and translate this into the cultural context of today. 

Sessions run from September to May/June.  There are three groups currently meeting in Calgary.

For past students, there is also Mentor training being planned.

For more information, please contact Carol Tubman (ctubman@shaw.ca; (403) 277-9104) or Jennifer Solem (jsolem@shaw.ca; (403) 804-2768).

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Deadline: September 8, 2017

The Synod Steering Committee for the Diocesan Synod in October has set Friday, September 8, 2017 as the deadline for receiving motions to be considered for presentation at the Synod.  Please send the wording of your proposed motion(s) to the Diocesan Chancellor: by email to pcrisfield@shaw.ca or by fax to (403) 229-0700 prior to the deadline.  The mover and seconder (who must both be members of synod) must be indicated on the notice sent to the Chancellor.

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On behalf of Archbishop Greg, please be advised that three of our clergy will be stepping down from their positions in the next few months:

The Rev. David Ney (St. Peter, Calgary) has accepted a teaching position at the Trinity School for Ministry in Pittsburgh as of August 1. 

The Rev. Tim Webster (St. Peter, Okotoks) will be retiring as of August 31.

The Rev. Helen Dunn (Cathedral) has been appointed Vicar (Assistant to the Dean and Rector) at Christ Church Cathedral in the Diocese of New Westminster as of September 1.

Please pray that God will bless them as they begin these new phases of their lives.

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Join a dynamic gathering of musicians, clergy and lay people at the FCJ Christian Life Centre in Calgary, to recharge and renew your congregational song leading skills.  Presenters Jorge Lockward, Sylvia Miller-Mutia, Donald Schell and Paul Vasile will lead worship, workshops, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your church's singing practice.  Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation's abilities in sung prayer and praise.

A three-day workshop begins with dinner at 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 30, and runs until lunch on Wednesday, August 2.  Check in begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Registration and Meals Only (for commuters): Before June 1: $380   After June 1: $430

Registration, Lodging and Meals (in-residence): Single Room (before June 1) $650  (after June 1) $700

Registration, Lodging and Meals (in-residence): Double Room (before June 1) $520   (after June 1) $570

Group Rates (3 or more individuals from the same congregation):                                                            (for commuters)  Before June 1: $325   After June 1: $365 

(single rooms) Before June 1: $550   After June 1: $595

(Double rooms) Before June 1: $440   After June 1: $485

FCJ Christian Life Centre is located at 219 19th Avenue SW.

Please contact Paul Vasile at paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org or (929) 266-4662.

 

 

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Come for a day of Easy Faith Journaling on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Edmund Anglican Church, 8340 - 34 Avenue NW, Calgary.  This FREE event is open to all women of the Diocese, and sponsored by the Diocesan ACW Board.  Please RSVP by September 15 to dhnlouka@hotmail.com.  Please bring your Bible, a journal, and items (stamps, paint, stickers) to illustrate your faith.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

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The ACW Silver Cross Annual Meeting and Luncheon will take place on Saturday, September 16, beginning at 11:00 am, at St. Peter Anglican Church, Calgary (903 - 75 Avenue SW, Calgary).  The cost is $10.00.  Guest speaker will be the Rev. Chris Nojonen from Holy Trinity, Rocky Mountain House, speaking on Spirituality and Aging.

Please RSVP to Betty Nadurak at bettynadurak@gmail.com or call (403) 686-1110.

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You are invited to our community Dinner on Saturday, August 12 beginning at 5:00 pm.  No cost, and everyone is welcome.  In order to get a better idea of numbers attending, please RSVP to Patricia at pjmuir@shaw.ca if you would like to attend.

Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 408 - 38th Street SW, Calgary.

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