NOTES AND UPDATES

Here is our latest policy on Health and Safety:  2021 Oct. 21 Covid Policies updated

National Indigenous Prayer

Our primate, Linda, and Indigenous Archbishop, Mark, invite you to join in an online prayer vigil for the climate-stricken areas of BC on Sunday 21 November, 6.30 pm Atlantic Standard Time:

Friends in Christ,

Archbishop Mark and I are hosting an online prayer Vigil for B.C. on Sunday, November 21st at 2:30 p.m. Pacific (5:30 p.m. EST; 6:30 p.m. AST).    The unprecedented nature of this disaster on top of so much this past summer of heat and fires is overwhelming to body, mind and spirit.   Please join us as you are able – and share the information with your diocese –  You will need to register for the service at:    https://www.anglican.ca/news/primate-and-national-indigenous-archbishop-to-host-sunday-prayer-service-for-b-c/30036142/

If asked – here are several avenues for support for those affected by this current disaster:

i)                    PWRDF – has set up a B.C. disaster fund – the allocation of the funds to be determined when the mid and long range needs are better known.  https://pwrdf.org/pwrdf-accepting-donations-for-b-c/

ii)                   Sorrento Centre – is currently housing many of the evacuees from Merritt and the surrounding area.   Government is covering housing cost but they need assistance with food costs, especially as food supply chains are disrupted and challenging.   From Michael Shapcott, Director of Sorrento Centre:     Here are three options for those who want to support our work with evacuees and people who are hungry:

1.     Our on-line safe + secure donation line: www.sorrentocentre.ca/donate

2.     Mail a cheque to Sorrento Centre, PO Box 99, Sorrento, BC, Canada, V0E2W0

3.     Call our office at 250-675-2421 to arrange an e-transfer or with question.

Please especially remember the Bishops, clergy and people of B.C. through the coming weeks and months.   The recovery from this disaster on top of the effects of the summer fires and heat will require fortitude and perseverance to care for the most vulnerable people.

With gratitude that the Christian family can, does and will surround our siblings in Christ in this time,

+Linda

The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls

Archbishop and Primate

Anglican Church of Canada

Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
1340 Cathedral Lane
Halifax, NS  B3H 2Z1

902 420 0717   |   office@nspeidiocese.ca

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