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Lay Reader Training Program

The new diocesan lay reader program features a foundational piece for ministry, in addition to the existing online component and workshops offered on specific pieces.
Bishop Jane Alexander will lead the Christian Foundations course in May, June and August. It will consist of two hours Friday evening and a full-day Saturday session. This course is not mandatory for already licensed lay readers, but is an opportunity for continuing education. It is mandatory for in-training lay readers.

“Am I Called to Ministry?”

Do you have an interest in being a lay reader, lay evangelist or hospital visitor? Please join Bishop Jane Alexander for one of the following “Christian Foundations” courses:

June 2,3: Good Shepherd, Edmonton
August 11,12: St. Augustine Parkland, Spruce Grove

Churchill Station

Early Morning Commuters Receive “Ashes to Go”

Since 2010, more people each year have been reached by Ashes to Go – an initiative offering prayers, renewal and grace to train commuters and pedestrians on Ash Wednesday. This year, more than 550 people took pause at the start of their day to receive ashes from teams of Anglicans and Lutherans situated at five LRT stations, along 124th Street and at West Edmonton Mall, well surpassing last year’s total of 450.