ACW 2016 National President's Conference

ACW 2016 National President's Conference

Every year, the Presidents of each diocesan ACW have a meeting somewhere in the country to exchange ideas and support each other’s work. 

This year, 2016, the Diocese of New Westminster ACW will be hosting the conference. 

The conference will be held at Langley's Springbrooke Retreat Centre.  

The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada will be arriving on Wednesday October 26th and he and Bishop Skelton will be spending that evening with the conference attendees.  

Archbishop Hiltz and Bishop Skelton will celebrate the Eucharist service at St George’s, Fort Langley on the Thursday evening where and when the National Executive Officers will be installed. The two former bishop's of the diocese, the Right Reverend Michael Ingham and the Right Reverend Douglas Hambidge both accompanied by their spouses are scheduled to attend .

St George’s ACW will be hosting a wine & cheese reception following the service.  

Organizers are hoping to take Archbishop Hiltz to ACW Place on the Thursday morning to show him the base for the diocesan ACW outreach initiatives.

The conference will include a number of high level meetings including, a National Executive planning meeting, Ecclesiastical Provincial meetings, the National ACW AGM which will then be followed by the aforementioned installation during the Thursday night worship.

Diocesan ACW chaplain, the Reverend Sue Foley-Currie will give a theme presentation and ministry resource associate on Synod staff,  Tasha Carrothers will also be involved, facilitating a theme presentation and the windup.

It's not all meetings and church services there is a bus tour of Vancouver and a tour of Fort Langley planned for the visitors.

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