Most in the deanery are likely already aware that Bishop Stephen has announced his resignation as Bishop of Algoma effective August 1, to take up ministry as Principal of Wycliffe College in Toronto. It goes without saying that Bishop Stephen and Fawna will be greatly missed throughout the diocese, in particular here in the deanery of Algoma where Bishop Stephen and Fawna have resided for the past number of years. It is fitting then, that we gather in thanksgiving for their time with us, and in hope for their future ministry prior to their departure.
A Farewell Dinner will be hosted in honour of Bishop Stephen and Fawna on Thursday June 16 at Grand Gardens on Dennis Street in Sault Ste. Marie. Doors open at 5pm and dinner is served at 6pm. Tickets are $25.00/person and are available by contacting Liz Hamel, Synod Administrative Assistant at the Synod Synod Office either in person or by calling 705-254-3974.
We hope that you are able to join us in celebrating the joy we have shared in Christ with both Bishop Stephen and Fawna.
Bishop Stephen’s letter of resignation is available to read here.