People In The News


Posted: February 14, 2019

Mr. Steve Swing, O.N. has accepted the bishop's appointment to be Chair of the Bishop's Dicennial Inspections Committee. 

Appointment (Social Justice and Outreach Consultant)

Posted: February 13, 2019

Congratulations to Deirdre Pike who has accepted the half time position of Program Consultant, Social Justice and Outreach, effective March 1. 


Posted: February 7, 2019

Congratulations to the Reverend Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, Pastoral Associate at St.Luke's, Burlington, on his engagement to Ms. Elizabeth Green. They plan to marry on August 24th at St.John the Evangelist, in Hamilton.  

Sympathy (Mrs. Alice Gladding)

Posted: February 7, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the Reverend Mark Gladding, and family, on the death of his mother, Alice, on February 4th.  Funeral service will be held at Trinity Anglican Church, 55 Southwick Street, in St.Thomas, Ontario, on Saturday, February 9th, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service.   Please remember the family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Retirement (Deacon Joseph Noseworthy)

Posted: February 7, 2019

The Reverend Deacon Joseph Noseworthy has submitted his intention to retire effective February 2.  Best wishes in your retirement.

Retirement (The Very Reverend Dr. Peter Wall)

Posted: February 4, 2019

Dean Peter Wall has advised the Bishop of his intention to retire, resigning as rector of Christ's Church Cathedral, and Dean of Niagara, effective September 30, 2019. Dean Wall has served the Anglican Church of Canada with distinction for 30 years. His passions for liturgy, music and governance have shaped our Church in ways that will continue well beyond his ministry. Please remember Peter in your thoughts and prayers.

Appointment of Lay Canons

Posted: November 3, 2018

At the 144th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara, Bishop Susan Bell named Ms. Joanna Beck and Mr. Terry Charters as honourary lay canons of Christ's Church Cathedral. A service of installation will take place at our Cathedral in Hamilton in the New Year.

General Synod Delegation

Posted: November 3, 2018

The synod of the diocese has elected our delegates to General Synod 2019, to be held in Vancouver.

From the order of laity: Mr. Greg Tweney, Ms. Siobhan Bennett, Mr. Andrew Clinkard and Canon Pat Davis.

From the order of clergy: The Venerable Valerie Kerr, The Reverend Canon Bill Mous, The Venerable Dr. David Anderson, the Reverend Canon Martha Tatarnic.

Ms. Claire Christoff is our youth delegate.

Retirement (Canon Marni Nancekivell)

Posted: August 20, 2018

The Reverend Canon Marni Nancekivell has announced her intention to retire from her diocesan appointments and employment effective March 31, 2019 and to resign her responsibilities as Secretary of Synod (with responsibility for diocesan properties) effective December 31, 2018. From January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019, Canon Nancekivell will focus her energy on the roles of Director of Safe Church and Volunteer Management and Screening on a full-time basis. 

We give thanks for Canon Nancekivell’s three decades of ministry and offer our prayers as she transitions towards retirement.