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Companion: Diocese of Tarime, Anglican Church of Tanzania

Tarime Companions
Tarime Companions
Mother’s Union Together
Mother’s Union Together

Contact:
Liz Hamel
619 Wellington Street East, Box 1168
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 5N7
Tel: (705) 256-5061 or 256-2791

Companionship began in 2014

Activities Include:

• Prayer cycle for companion parishes and clergy
• Episcopal visits
• Mission trip
• Fund raising in support of Tarime community projects

We believe that both dioceses have benefitted greatly from our companion relationship. It is humbling to see the incredible faith in the hearts of the people of the diocese of Tarime when they are confronted by so many obstacles and financial restrictions. The people of the Diocese of Algoma have delighted in our association with Tarime. We have built true and lasting relationships with people and have been able to financially and physically support some incredible projects to assist them in the development of their communities, to uplift social and gender equality, and to help them in sharing the Gospel stories.

—Archbishop Anne Germond, Metropolitan & Bishop of Algoma

Companion: Diocese of Ibba, Episcopal Church of Southern Sudan

Contact:
The Rt. Rev. David Greenwood
The Anglican Centre
PO Box 6868
Peace River AB T8S 1S6
Tel: 1 780 624-2767

Companionship began in 2014

Activities Include:

• Daily prayer for companion parishes and clergy
• Episcopal visits
• Cathedral to Cathedral relationship

We remain in contact with Bishop Kameni and know there are a lot of challenges to face on both sides. Athabasca and Ibba pray for each other on a daily basis. They have lost more than 1000 farms to flooding, and we remember the Cathedral parish west of Ibba as their Cathedral was burned down and people were murdered, including the Dean. On top of the political strife in South Sudan, and COVID-19, it is unlikely we will visit one another anytime soon. In the meantime, we hope to visit Ibba one day, perhaps spend time helping and training clergy, to renew our connections and affections with Bishop Wilson and finally meet Mama Agnus. The bonds we have built will outlast any agreement that was made in the past. 

—The Ven. Jason Haggstrom, Dean

Companion: Diocese of the Windward Islands, Church of the Province of the West Indies

ACW and friends prepare for disaster resilience
ACW and friends prepare for disaster resilience

The Most. Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson
180-1209 59th Avenue SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2P6​
Tel: 1 403 243-3673

Companionship began in 2007

Activities Include:

• Exchange visits of Diocesan ACW groups
• Sharing educational resources for ministry
• Supply Ministry in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
• Pastoral Care in Calgary

In the time since these exchange trips, communication has continued through the connections made. We believe a foundation has been laid anew for ongoing and increasing cooperation between our two dioceses. We will continue to build on that foundation. 

—Archdeacon Noel Wygiera, Chair, Companionship Committee

Companion: Diocese of Buyé, Anglican Church of Burundi

Archbishop Sixbert Macumi and Mama Clotilde Muhimpunda
Archbishop Sixbert Macumi and Mama Clotilde Muhimpunda
Companions in Parish Twinning
Companions in Parish Twinning

Contact:
The Rev. Shelly King
Administration and Communications
10035-103 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 0X5
780-439-7344
Program website

Companionship began in 2009

Activities Include:

• Weekly prayers of the people in Sunday worship
• Parish and ministry twinning
• Sharing each other’s stories through online media
• Fund raising in support of Buyé’s local community projects

We, the Bishops of the Anglican Dioceses of Edmonton and Buyé, on behalf of our people do make a solemn commitment to walk together in faith. We pray that God will bless this partnership, will help us to experience through it the grace and peace of Jesus Christ, and will use it to make us more effective in our sharing of the good news. It is our prayer that through our partnership with one another that we might grow in mutual affection and communion, seek a more profound experience of truth, build up the Church in unity and give glory to Jesus Christ our Saviour.

—Bishops’ Covenant Prayer, 2009

Companion: Diocese of Ho, Ghana, Church of the Province of West Africa

Contact:
Heather Miller
102 Meadow Drive
Darlings Island, NB. E5N 6R3
(506) 832-7876

Companionship began in2010

Activities Include:

• Daily Intercessions
• Archdeaconry and parish to parish twinning
• Partnership with Ho and Fredericton Rotary, Mother’s Union, Ho Teaching Hospital for a Mobile Health Clinic, Volta Region • Networking links between Diocesan Mother’s Unions
• Youth camp and choir exchanges

It was a true honour in 2020 to be able to visit our Companion Diocese of Ho with the Diocese of Fredericton delegation. I was keen, not only to visit a continent I had never been to, but to connect with the people and priests of Ho. We use our diocesan intercessions at staff prayers every morning and it was good to put faces and places to the names we pray for. 

—Cheryl Jacobs, Diocesan Mother’s Union

Companion: Diocese of Amazonia, Episcopal Anglican Church of Brazil

Contact:
The Rev’d. Stephanie Donaldson
Co-Chair, Companion Diocese Committee
c/o Diocese of Huron
Program website

Companionship began in 2014

Activities Include:

• Diocesan Intercessory Prayer
• Sharing Online News
• Exchange delegations of ministry groups
• Solidarity for climate justice and reduction of impacts of extraction industries on Amazon Rain Forest.
• Fund raising in support of local diocesan projects

COVID and several changes of Huron and Amazonia bishops have derailed some of the cohesiveness of our covenant agreement. Given the state of the pandemic in Brazil, their focus has been on survival. Yet, we are together in prayer, and live-streamed services. They have shown us the pure joy of having so much in their deep faith. That has been their gift to us.      

—Stephanie Dolandson, CoChair, Companionship Committee

Companions:

Diocese of Masasi, Anglican Church of Tanzania
Territory of the People 

Companions Together in Masasi & Montreal
Companions Together in Masasi & Montreal

Contact:
The Rev. Andy O’Donnell
2000 Bourgogne St.
Chambly Que. J3L 1Z4
(450) 524-1355
Program website

Masasi companionship began in 2008

Activities include:

• Regular Sunday and diocesan prayer
• Exchange groups
• Parish and diocesan group twinning
• Recent focus on secondary and theological education for women

Territory of the People companionship began in 2008

Activities include:

• Regular prayer and quarterly partnership meetings
• Parish twinning
• Healing and reconciliation

These relationship have developed and grown through several different bishops over the years. They have deepened our faith and exposed us to the wide specrum of faith and worship under the umbrella of the Anglican Communion. As we have shared our faith journey, we have experienced the ups and downs of the life of the church. Each relationship has greatly enriched the other.

—Andy O’Donnell, Chair, Companionship Committee

Companion: Diocese of Northern Philippines, Episcopal Church in the Philippines

Companions Breaking Bread together in Worship and Coffee Hour
Companions Breaking Bread together in Worship and Coffee Hour

Contact:
The Ven. Douglas Fenton
Executive Archdeacon
1410 Nanton Avenue
Vancouver, BC  V6H 2E2
(604) 684-6306

Companionship began in 2016

Activites include:

• Weekly Prayer and Messaging
• Parish Twinning
• Delegation Exchange visits
• Youth participation in Diocesan Camp
• Companion participation in DNW Parish Development School & DNW Annual Mission Conference

It is important to notice that this Companionship Relationship, while ensodrsed by both diocesan bishops, generates its own energy and enthusiasm through the participation of both clergy and laity in each diocese. The essential character of the relationship relies on a gras-roots commitment and not on an episcopal friendship.

—Ven. Douglas Fenton, Executive Archdeacon

Jerusalem PartnershipCompanion: Diocese of Jerusalem, Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East

Contact:
Rt. Rev. Shane Parker
71 Bronson Ave
Ottawa ON K1R 6G6
Program website

Companionship began in 2009

Activities include

• Diocesan Prayer Cycle
• Fund Raising for Diocesan Health Care Ministries in Jerusalem
• Jerusalem Women’s Gathering 2016

What we have discovered from each other, is that there is much we each have to learn and contribute from our time together.”

—Retired Bishop John Chapman

Companions:

Diocese of Muyinga, Anglican Church of Burundi
Diocese of Lichfield, Church of England

Bicycles for Rural Clergy
Bicycles for Rural Clergy
Building the health centre
Building the health centre

Contact:
The Rev. Winna Martin
Assistant to the Bishop
1501 College Ave
Regina SK S4P 1B8

Muyinga companionship began in 2008

Activities include:

• Regular prayer, correspondence and sharing stories
• Fundraising for Diocesan Development Projects: Bicycles for Pastors, Health Centre Building, Emergency Aid, COVID-19 Safety Training

My name is Reverend Pierre Nayabagabo. I am a Pastor of Cibari parish. I live 20 km away from my parish. To attend the Sunday Service by time, I have to leave my home when my children are still sleeping and back home when they are again in bed and so I miss a time to talk to them. With this support [bicycle] therefore, it will not be the case. May the Almight God bless those who have rendered us this service.

—Pastor Nayabagabo, Muyinge Diocese.

Lichfield companionship predates companionships, 1887

Activities include:

• Weekly prayer
• Episcopal, clergy, lay and youth participation in study and exchange visits, mission conferences, synods

These links through the years have helped forge a strong friendship and relationship for mission.

—Retired Bishop, Rob Hardwick

Companion: Moray Ross & Caithness, The Scottish Episcopal Church

Contact:
The Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers
31 rue des Jardins
Quebec QC G1R 4L6

Companion: Diocese of Central Buganda, Church of Uganda

Clean Water
Clean Water
Bricks and Goats
Bricks and Goats
After Sunday Service
After Sunday Service

Contact:
Mr. Chris Barnes
c/o Diocese of Rupert’s Land
935 Nesbitt Bay
Winnipeg MB R3T 1W6
(204) 992-4200
toll free in Manitoba: 1-866-693-4418
program website

Companionship began in 1995

Activities include:

• Link Parishes and Ministries Program
• Ministry Team exchange visits
• Fundraising for Diocesan Development Projects: Kasaka Water Project, Local Health Centres, Secondary Education, Orphans Home, Nursing Education, Farming Equipment

We are in the midst of renewing our covenant and hope to add considerations of climate change and reconciliation. The Buganda Maother’s Union is lively and working with issues of maternal and child health. There are strong similarities of Christians serving others in their communities alongside Muslims, showing profound understanding of being all God’s childre. The Church’s emphasis on social responsibility for education and health as well as other social issues and the Ugandan’s great resilience and problem-solving sills promise a bright future.

—Chris Barnes, Mission Coordinator

Territory of the People

Companion: Diocese of Montreal           

Contact:
The Rev. Isabel Healy Morrow
308 Royal Avenue
Kamloops BC V2B 3P5
(250) 376-3243
[email protected]

Companionship began before 2001 as the Diocese of Caribou

Activities include:

• Regular prayer and quarterly partnership meetings
• Parish twinning
• Healing and reconciliation