Mayo, Yukon: Blessed Beading; Where Cultures Meet

For more than a century the people of Mayo, Yukon have beautified their church with furnishings that reflect their love for the Creator and for the land, as well as their amazing talent as beaders and crafters. This tradition came to life in 2019-2020 when members of the parish of St. Mary with St. Mark … 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.

Students of the Arthur Turner Training School with Bishop Joey Royal (centre)— From left to right: Martha Kunuk, Esau Tatatoapik, Nina Kautuq, Sarassie Arragutainaq, Manasee Ulayuk, Annie Keenainak. Photo: Contributed

‘The call from our Lord hasn’t changed’

Joey Royal was elected as a suffragan bishop for the diocese of the Arctic on March 28, 2019 and consecrated three days later. He lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut, where he has also served as director and primary instructor at the Arthur Turner Training School since 2016.

Bishop Annie Ittoshat, originally from the northern community of Kuujjuarapik, is a newly elected bishop in the Diocese of the Arctic and minister of St. James Anglican Church in Salluit, Quebec. Photo: Contributed

Bishop and minister

The first female Inuk priest in Nunavik, Annie Ittoshat was elected a suffragan bishop of the Arctic on March 28, 2019, and consecrated on March 31. Originally from the northern community of Kuujjuarapik, she is a graduate of John Abbott College and Wycliffe College and obtained her M.Div in the diocese of the Arctic.