Special Celebration Planned for Synod

November Marks the 150th Synod of the Diocese

Posted June 3, 2024

In November, Niagara Anglicans will gather at the Burlington Convention Centre for the 150th Synod of the Diocese of Niagara!

"Our sesquicentennial anniversary as a diocese is a milestone worthy of celebration," says Archdeacon Bill Mous, executive officer and secretary of synod, "especially when you begin to ponder all the lives that have been transformed through our witness to the way of Jesus." The diocese was formed in 1875 from the six western counties of the Diocese of Toronto.

In addition to the regular Synod proceedings, plans are underway for a special anniversary dinner in the evening of November 2 to mark the occasion. People from across the diocese are invited to attend this special, ticketed event, generously sponsored by Ecclesiastical Insurance, the diocesan insurer for more than 50 years.

Archbishop Linda Nicholls, 14th primate of the Anglican Church of Canada will be the special guest.  During the dinner, Archbishop Nicholls will engage in conversation with Bishop Susan Bell as together they explore and lean into the Synod’s theme: ‘Faith in the Future’, inspired by Jeremiah 29:11. “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”

"Through the dinner, we will also be expressing our faith in the future by raising funds to support curacies across our diocese through a fund designated for this purpose," noted Archdeacon Mous. "Equipping right-skilled and well-formed spiritual leaders is crucial for the flourishing of our collective ministry for the next 150 years!"

Look for more information in September about how you can reserve your ticket for the special anniversary dinner.