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Archbishop Chris Harper, our National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop, is visiting our Diocese in Mi’kma’ki this week. During his stay, he and Bishop Sandra will be attending a variety of activities and events, detailed below. Archbishop Chris was scheduled to be on Prince Edward Island earlier this week for a gathering with clergy and a visit to a Social Enterprise at St. Paul’s Charlottetown with the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island, but due to severe wind his flight was diverted and he arrived a day later than planned. We hope to plan a visit to PEI before long.

Thursday Nov. 30 – Visit to the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (am); visit to the University of King’s College for meetings and lunch with President Lahey, and King’s and Dalhousie Staff, followed by a campus tour (including the newly-built Indigenous Student Centre). Archbishop Chris is the guest preacher at the service of Solemn Eucharist in the King’s College chapel (5:00 pm); Bishop Sandra will be visiting the Parish of Hackett’s Cove to celebrate their 70th Anniversary (7:00 pm).

Friday Dec 1 – Visit to the site of the Shubenadie Indian Residential School en route to Unama'ki (Cape Breton) to visit the Donald Marshall Jr. Centre for Justice and Reconciliation. There we’ll visit the Gladue (indigenous) Court, where we’ll meet with the court judge, local elders and Anglican clergy and parishioners. We’ll then travel to the Membertou First Nation for supper with Anglican clergy.

Saturday Dec 2 – Walking the Mi’kmawey Debert Trail (weather-permitting) en route to Halifax.

Sunday Dec 3 – Archbishop Harper is guest preacher at the 9:30 and 11:00 am services at the Cathedral Church of All Saints; from 3-5pm he’ll join Bishop Sandra for the Dartmouth Regional Kitchen Party at Holy Trinity Emmanuel.

Monday Dec 4 – Bishop Sandra’s day off

Tuesday Dec 5 – Discernment and Formation Meeting and Diocesan Offices Open House (1:00 to 4:00 pm)