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Diocesan Updates

Updated: Sep 29, 2023

Below you can find updates released by the Diocese of Kootenay to the parishes.



 

2023 October 01 – Update on Archbishop Lynne

The Archbishop Will be Working Remotely

Dear People of the Diocese of Kootenay,

I am writing this letter on my way to Winnipeg...


2023-10-01 Pastoral Letter to Diocese of Kootenay
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2023 August 31 – Letter from Archbishop Lynne

Update on Matters of Diocesan Interest

Dear People of the Diocese of Kootenay,

It has been far too eventful since our last regular issue of Kootenay Contact two weeks ago, with various news bulletins in between...


August 30 Bishop Letter
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2023 August 21 – Update on Camp OAC

Update on the State of Camp OAC After the West Kelowna Fire

Dear People of the Diocese of Kootenay,

Below you will find a pastoral letter from Bishop Lynne pertaining to Okanagan Anglican Camp (Camp OAC) as well as an update from Camp Director Ian Dixon.


Camp OAC Update
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2023 August 21 – Staffing

New Appointment: Andrew Stephens-Rennie

Below you will find notice of the appointment of Andrew Stephens-Rennie as Director of Missional Renewal for the Diocese of Kootenay.


Announcement – Andrew Stephens-Rennie
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2023 August 16 – Diocesan Updates

In Loving Memory

Dear People of the Diocese of Kootenay,


It is with shock and sadness we announce the passing of The Rev. Dr. Yme Woensdregt, beloved priest at Christ Church Cranbrook from 2004-2020. An obituary and funeral details will be shared when available.

Please pray for his daughter Yvonne, the people of Christ Church Cranbrook and all those who are grieving. Rest Eternal grant to him, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him.

 

2023 July 16 – Diocesan Updates

In Loving Memory

With sadness, we share the passing of the Rev. Arthur ("Art") Gans on June 15th, 2023. Most recently, Art was an Honourary Assistant at All Saints Vernon.

A memorial service will be held at All Saints Vernon on Friday, August 11 at 10:00 am with a tea reception to follow. The Reverend Jane Bourcet will be the celebrant.

Rest Eternal grant to him, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him

 

2023 July 2 – Diocesan Updates

Dear People of the Diocese of Kootenay,

It is with sadness we announce the passing of the Rev. Dr. Ronald Leslie Barnes on June 10, 2023.

Rest Eternal grant to him, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him.

 

2023 June 21 – Diocesan Synod Updates

The General Synod established the National Indigenous Day of Prayer on the 21 June in the Calendar of the Anglican Church of Canada enrolled under the heading of Other Major Feasts That Take Precedence of a Sunday and listed within Other Major Feasts on page 16 of the BAS.


"I encourage parishes to consider marking National Indigenous Sunday and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on the closest Sunday to June 21 and September 30. One of the things that excites me about the Diocese of Kootenay is a will to live into our commitments to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and I pray you find creative ways to do this in your community."


-Bishop Lynne McNaughton

 

2023 May 10 – Notice of Synod

Below you will find a letter from Archbishop Lynne announcing the upcoming Diocesan Synod on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 as well as some of the surrounding work being done to observe the 120th anniversary of the Diocese of Kootenay.

Letter to Parishes- May 2023
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2023 May 03 – Quarterly Financial Update

Below you can find a copy of a letter sent by the Diocesan Treasurer to all Incumbents and Wardens of the Diocese in May 2023.


March 31, 2023 Note to Incumbents, Wardens
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Statement of Income & Expenditure - March 31st 2023 YTD
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