Photo of young people in front of Stanley Mission in northern Saskatchewan

Halifax students experience life in northern Saskatchewan

Published in the January 2024 issue of The Saskatchewan Anglican, the newspaper for the three Anglican dioceses in Saskatchewan By Mary Brown PRINCE ALBERT – Many of the clergy in the diocese were students of King’s College in Halifax, such as Anthony Burton, Michael Hawkins, David Harris, Jordan Draper, David Butorac, to name a few. … Continued

They Also Serve …

Reprinted from the December 2023 issue of The Northland, the newspaper of the Diocese of Moosonee Article by George Cribbs, Editor of the Northland. “Serve the Lord with gladness” (Psalm 100:2) THERE ARE MANY UNSUNG ‘HEROES’ within our parishes. These ‘heroes’ are the people who perform all manner of tasks so that our church services … Continued

Green field with trees and a stone bench

Tri-diocesan talks result in two dioceses deciding to look for new bishops

By Rev. Peter Coolen Published in the Saskatchewan Anglican December 2023 SASKATOON — On Oct.16 and 17, members of the diocesan councils of the three Saskatchewan dioceses—Qu’Appelle, Saskatoon, and Saskatchewan—met at Queen’s House of Retreat in Saskatoon for the second of tri-diocesan meetings. The intent of the meetings was to consider ways in which the … Continued

Bishop of Athabasca with priest and parishioners

Fairview and Lac La Biche parishes reset following adversity and tragedy; emerge with fresh outlook and host of possibilities

Many people wore orange shirts to the 59th Athabasca Synod, on Saturday, September 30, National Truth and Reconciliation Day. We were gathered in a small banquet room of the Chateau Nova Hotel in Peace River for much of the synod, which helped provide a sense of closeness and family, especially at times of worship. The … Continued

Volunteers help assemble kits for Bible Camp in a Bag.

Bringing summer Bible camp home to families

By Matt Gardner If kids can’t go to Bible camp, the diocese of Caledonia will bring Bible camp to kids—and parents are welcome to join the fun. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, the diocese realized it couldn’t hold its annual summer program at Camp Caledonia, located at Tyhee Lake, B.C. Traditionally, the diocese … Continued

L-R: Bishops Lucy Netser, Annie Ittoshat, and Joey Royal at their consecration on March 31, 2019. Photo: contributed

Radio brings Nunavut hamlet together during pandemic

By Matt Gardner On Nov. 13, health authorities confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Arviat, a predominantly Inuit hamlet in Nunavut with an estimated population of 2,850. The following months saw Arviat become by far Nunavut’s worst-hit community, with 339 confirmed cases—more than two-thirds of all cases in the territory as of April 30. … Continued

Sarah Herst at Wakepeka airport

Operation Remote Immunity

How being part of a rural immunization program is forging new learnings and friendships.   Dr. Jane Cox is a member of the Church of the Ascension in Sudbury, a member of the National Church’s Public Witness for Social and Ecological Justice Committee, and a retired family physician. Recently she and her husband Gary Bota … Continued

L-R: Bishops Lucy Netser, Annie Ittoshat, and Joey Royal at their consecration on March 31, 2019. Photo: contributed

‘My priority is for everyone to have Christ’

Lucy Netser was elected as a suffragan bishop for the Arctic on March 28, 2019, and consecrated on March 31. Before becoming a priest, Netser spent three decades as an active participant in the Woman’s Auxiliary/Anglican Church Women of Canada.