With Bishop Jane's decision to step down on April 16, 2021 comes a time of great transition. Even as we prepare to say good-bye to a beloved leader, the diocese must turn its attention toward choosing the next Bishop of Edmonton. You are part of this process.
The first step is to pray. The Very Rev. Alex Meek, Dean of All Saints' Cathedral, will oversee this transition and she is calling on all parishes to pray for Bishop Jane, to pray now for her successor and to pray that we, as a diocese, will listen and follow where God is leading. Click here to see Dean Alex's videos inviting you to interactively participate and share your views.
The next step is to consider who should be called to represent the diocese on the Search Committee. Make your nomination soon using this nomination form! The deadline is March 11. The Executive Council will approve three lay people and three clergy at its meeting March 18. They would like to see nominations from historically underrepresented peoples of the diocese and will seek to form a committee that reflects as broad a representation of the diocese as possible.
The Search Committee will have a lot of work to do. It will create a profile of the diocese and seek out candidates for consideration. You can have a voice in this process as well by prayerfully considering all information as it comes available, interacting with others in your parish, and completing this Google Form to provide your input.
The Synod Scene will include updates every week, and as information regarding the election of the 11th Bishop of Edmonton becomes available, it will be collected here on the diocesan website.