The vocational deacons of the Edmonton diocese met with Bishop Stephen London on Saturday morning, January 14. It was the first such opportunity since London began as Bishop in September 2021. The Bishop celebrated Eucharist with the group, followed by a time of open discussion; catching up and clarifying issues regarding the diaconate. All hope to reinvigorate the diaconate in Edmonton diocese going forward.
Edmonton diocese has 11 active vocational deacons, each with unique gifts and ministries, serving in eight different parishes. Pictured from left: Mark Vigrass, Jane Piercy Ballard, John Gee, Judy Purkis, Sheila Moorey, Sandra Arbeau and Alison Ward Westervelt on Zoom, Shelly King, Adenike Yesufu. Not pictured: Maralyn Benay and Arlene Young.