Mark your calendar:
Annual Bishop's Company Dinner
Save the date: Monday, October 16, 2017
Venue: Michelangelo's Event and Conference Centre
1555 Upper Ottawa Street, Hamilton ON, L8W 3E2
Guest Speaker: The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
As Canada celebrates our 150th anniversary, Bishop Michael Bird is pleased to announce that The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General (1999-2005), and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, will be the guest speaker at the annual Bishop’s Company dinner, to be held once again at Michelangelo’s in Hamilton.
She has received numerous prestigious awards and honorary degrees in Canada and abroad. A Privy Councillor and Companion of the Order of Canada, Madam Clarkson lives in Toronto and is currently a parishioner at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Toronto.
Please save the date and join us as we celebrate our diocesan family and welcome our distinguished guest!
The Bishop's Company is both a community of members and a discretionary fund to assist Anglicans in need in the diocese with a primary emphasis on clergy and lay workers, and their families.
The fund was established by Bishop Walter Bagnall in January 1951 and was supported by the "Bishop's Men" who gathered to raise funds, share fellowship, and network with one another. Over time both the group and the discretionary fund have become known as the Bishop's Company.
Bishop's Company members and their guests gather every autumn at a fundraising dinner to hear an engaging speaker and renew their connections with one another. In addition, each winter sees excited curlers from across the Diocese gather for a fundraising bonspiel to support this much appreciated discretionary fund.
This is an exciting and rewarding way to support the work of our Bishop in the Diocese of Niagara. It is also a way of joining together with your sister and brother Anglicans in order to witness to our important mission in society.