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Travis Enright (left) and Quinn Strikwerda (right) are ferried across Cohoha Lake on the Burundi-Rwanda Border.

Home from Burundi!

The Ven. Alan Perry, the Rev. Canon Travis Enright and the Rev. Quinn Strikwerda have returned to our diocese with stories of hope and goodwill from the Diocese of Buyé in Burundi, Africa. We invite you to check out Alan’s blog, Edmonton Buye, a day-by-day travelogue featuring many colourful photos of the beautiful country of Burundi and the beautiful people of the Buye diocese.

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Buye Diocese Visit in Pictures

Here is a photo gallery of the trip the Ven.  Alan Perry, the Rev. Canon Travis Enright and the Rev. Quinn Strikwerda took to the Diocese of Buye in Burundi, Africa. Please feel free to visit Alan’s blog, where he updated us on their daily outings and the beautiful people they met along the way.

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Growing Healthy Churches with NCD

Under the leadership of Carol Blair, the diocese launched a three-year Natural Church Development (NCD) Initiative in 2012. NCD is one tool offered to churches to encourage, enable and equip people for ministry. For many years a number of churches in the diocese have used NCD to better understand and develop their congregations. Thirteen parishes were invited to take part in the diocesan pilot project. Click here to read on.

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An Easter Experience at St. George’s, Fort Saskatchewan

From April 4-7th, the parish of St. George’s, Fort Saskatchewan hosted an interactive Easter Experience – a visual expression of the last days of Jesus’ life. Participants visited six stations of the cross, retracing Christ’s journey on the day of his passion. As participants moved from the glory of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem to the […]

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Archbishop of Canterbury Announces Retirement

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, 61, has announced that he will retire at the end of December, 2012. Lambeth Palace confirmed that Williams has informed Queen Elizabeth II, who appoints the Archbishop of Canterbury as Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Williams has led the Church of England and worldwide Anglican Communion for 10 years. He will go on to be Master of Magdalene College at the University of Cambridge at the start of 2013.

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Medical Supplies Keep Hope Alive in Buye Diocese

We have received more photos of the container of medical supplies arriving in the Diocese of Buye. The Diocese of Edmonton gives thanks for each and every person who donated to the 2011 Lenten and Easter appeal to send medical supplies to Burundi. Thank you for giving hope and giving life.

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What’s Your Story?

The Messenger welcomes story ideas and unsolicited editorial material (including articles, events, letters to the editor and reviews). Please submit text in Word or RTF format to editor, Margaret Marschall: anglicanmessenger@gmail.com. Photos are welcome and should be submitted electronically as jpeg attachments (minimum 200 dpi). Please accurately describe photos, including the names of all subjects, listed left to right. Also include the photographer’s name. The deadline for submissions is the first of the month, one month prior to publication.

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Prayer

The Diamond Jubilee Prayer was written at the Queen’s direction by the chapter of St. Paul’s Cathedral. It was unveiled on the Church of England website and will be used in the Jubilee Thanksgiving Service in St. Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday, 5 June. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have commended it for use throughout the Church of England. This prayer and liturgical resources for use in the Church of England during Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Year are available to download as a pdf file.


Edmonton Movie Filmed at Anglican Churches

Scenes for a Canadian motion picture, starring Toronto-born actress Mia Kirshner, are being filmed at two Anglican churches in Edmonton. Several large vans filled with sound, lighting and recording equipment, wardrobes and props, and more than 50 cast and crew members, transformed Christ Church into a movie set on Wednesday, January 11th.