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Organized in 1876. Incorporated by statute of the government of Alberta in 1914
NOTICE TO THE FORT MCMURRAY PARISHIONERS OF THE DIOCESE OF ATHABASCA
The Diocese of Athabasca Synod Office is asking parishioners from All Saints' Anglican Church and St. Thomas' Anglican Church to CHECK-IN by messaging us on Facebook, emailing us at email@example.com or texting 780.618.1451.
Please provide your:
- Contact Info.
We ask that if you are willing to have other parishioners know where you are to indicate that as well.
The purpose for collecting this information is so that we can advise your clergy and confirm your safety.
Our prayers are with you all and we thank you in advance for providing this information to us.
"What can I Do to Help", a first hand account from Fort McMurray
by Rev. David Greenwood
PWRDF article... must read! Click here
The Diocese of Athabasca came into being in 1874 by the division of the original Diocese of Rupert's Land at the same time that the Dioceses of Saskatchewan and Mosinee were created. The Synod of the Diocese of Athabasca was organized in 1876. The Diocese was incorporated by statute of the government of Alberta in 1914, with the See located in the town of Peace River. It is one of thirty dioceses associated with the Anglican Church of Canada and one of ten dioceses in the ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land.
The Anglican Diocese of Athabasca includes 33 congregations in the northern half of the Province of Alberta. These congregations make up 18 parishes being served by 18 clergy. Two of the parishes are shared ministries and several are multi-point parishes. From the Saskatchewan border in the east to the British Columbia border in the west; from the North West Territories border in the north to an east-west line running just north of Edmonton in the south, the Anglican Diocese of Athabasca encompasses an area of more than 317,000 square kilometres and has upwards of 3,500 people on the parish rolls.
The diocese is divided into two deaneries loosely framed along the Peace and Athabasca Rivers, the Deanery of the Peace and the Deanery of Athabasca, which are linked by road only in the south. Commercial airline connections are oriented towards the south and east through Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray to Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto.
The oil and gas industry forms the backbone of the economic life of our diocese. While much media attention has been focused on the city of Fort McMurray, the oil and gas industry is active throughout much of the north. The current economic turmoil has affected our diocese as communities suffer from rapid growth and shifts in population. However, since most of our congregations are found in smaller communities, farming and independent small business feature prominently in most parishes.
What is Happening in and around the Diocese
January 1 to August 28, 2016
Open PDF Document
December 2015 to November 2016
Open PDF Doucument
Interesting notes on each diocese in the council included. Open PDF Document
2012 Survey results. A survey of habits, attitudes, desires,
priorities of parishioners in the Diocese. This presentation is not
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