Athabasca Lay Readers Confereence

The Diocese of Athabasca will hold a Lay Readers Conference at St. Peter’s Ecumenical at Slave Lake, Alberta from April 5 to 7, 2019. Competent and Confident II is a conference, not only for all lay readers, but also lay readers in training, and lay reader candidates. The registration deadline is March 18, 2019, and registration forms can be found on the diocese of Athabasca’s website. 

Brandon Evangelism Conference

The Diocese of Brandon is now accepting registrations for the Evangelism Conference that will be held at the Cathedral Centre, from March 15 to 16, 2019. The conference aims to address the ways in which the Diocese of Brandon can implement a program of training on evangelism and church growth. The guest speaker will be former Canon Missioner of the Diocese of Toronto, and new Bishop of Niagara, The Rt. Rev. Susan Bell.  

Youth grades 8 and above are encouraged to register as there is a youth program scheduled in the conference. 

The registration form is available on the Diocese of Brandon’s website.

Caledonia conference and mission events

The Diocese of Caledonia will hold its clergy conference in Prince Rupert from April 30 to May 2, 2019. The diocese is also holding two Parish Missional Vision Events on May 11 at Dawson Creek and May 25 at Terrace. Parishes will be gathering for a Vision Day to educate and encourage local missional work. There will be interactive learning and planning sessions. Please contact the Synod Office at (250) 627-1107 or [email protected] for more information and/or to register.

Saskatchewan Prayer Conference

The Diocese of Saskatchewan will have the Annual Diocesan Prayer Conference at the Hawood Inn, Waskesiu, Sask., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday April 6, 2019.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews will be the guest speaker this year. He was the Dean of Saskatchewan and Rector of The Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan until 2001.

Registrations are being accepted on a “first come, first served” basis at a cost of $50 per person. This fee includes shared accomodation, sessions, meals and National Park entry. Please contact the Synod Office at (306) 763-2455 for more information and/or to register for this event.

Territory of the People call for deacons

Do you have a calling to serve as deacon in your local parish? The Territory of the People is holding a conference from April 12 to 13, 2019 to provide more information and answer questions on the role of a deacon. Deacon Michael Shapcott and other local deacons will be on hand at this event that will be held at the Shrine Conference Centre, Cache Creek. The conference will start on Friday April 12 at 5pm and end at 1 pm on Saturday April 13.  If you are interested, please be in touch with your local clergy or the Bishop at [email protected] by March 1, 2019.  All costs will be covered by the Territory of the People.