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Vacancy-in-See Committee update

An update on the search for a new diocesan bishop from the Venerable Christopher Futcher, Convenor of the Vacancy-in-See Committee

The Committee has received the names of 20 potential candidates from around the world to be our next bishop.  Each of these candidates is being contacted by the secretary to the Committee to invite them to complete a candidate form if they wish to be considered in the appointment process.

Please continue to pray for Archbishop Michael and Julia, for the committee as it engages with the task entrusted to it, and use personally and in church services the diocesan prayer for the appointment of a new bishop.

As we give thanks for the ministry and leadership of Archbishop Michael, we pray for the appointment of his successor: 

Heavenly Father,
In your Son, Jesus Christ,
the whole Body of the Church is joined together as one
with Christ as the Head.
Be present with us, by your Holy Spirit,
as we pray for the appointment of a new bishop.
Strengthen our communion and fellowship,
and guide all involved in the appointment process,
that with prayer and wisdom,
they may discern your will.
May your Kingdom come
in this diocese, in this province, and throughout the world,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.