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PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT FROM THE DIOCESE OF NOVA SCOTIA AND PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

SATURDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER 2020

The Reverend Sandra Fyfe has been elected the next Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  When consecrated bishop she will be the 17th person to hold the post.  Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, the 149th Session of the Diocese met in eleven locations throughout the two provinces to conduct the election.  She was voted in on the 3rd ballot.  The Reverend Sandra Fyfe is currently the rector of the Parish of Horton, St. John’s Church, Wolfville, where she has served since 2009.   A graduate of Queen’s Theological College, St. John’s, NL with her Masters of Divinity, she was ordained deacon in 2000 and priest in 2001.  Others places where she has served have been: curate at St. Thomas Church, St. John’s, NL; rector at Christ Church, Shelburne; and, priest-in-charge of the parishes of St. James Church, Kentville, and Lockeport-Barrington.  She was Archdeacon of the South Shore Region until 2009 and Archdeacon of the Valley Region until 2017. 

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Prayer Cards

Click this link to download a prayer card that can be printed for distribution with, or instead, of a service leaflet. The document should be printed double-sided, and will provide four cards for each sheet printed.

Consecration Prayer Cards

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

When is the service?

The service of installation and consecration will be held at the Cathedral Church of All Saints on November 30th, 2020 at 7PM.

Will there be a reception after the service?

No. The COVID restrictions make it too difficult to manage.

Can I go to the Cathedral to participate in the service?

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, only those who receive an invitation from the Synod Office will be able to attend the service in person at All Saints Cathedral.

Is there a place I can go to join a group in watching the service, like we did for the Electoral Synod?

There will be regional and local gatherings in some churches. A list of known gathering places will be posted here by Nov 20th. You may be required to pre-register so that we can keep our numbers in the safe range. We also encourage parishes to arrange a parish or church gathering to view the consecration service. If your parish/church is hosting one, please email synod@nspeidiocese.ca to be added to the list.

Currently known gathering locations are linked here.

Will I be able to watch the Consecration live online from home?

Yes. The service will be livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube at these addresses:

https://www.facebook.com/Diocese-of-Nova-Scotia-and-Prince-Edward-Island-274107035933762

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyuAcbkJhnMeYgGu5vn2ZBQ

Will the words for the songs & prayers be broadcast on the screen for us to follow along remotely?

No, but you can download a PDF of the service bulletin from HERE by Nov. 24th to print and follow along at home or a regional gathering.

If I can’t watch it live, will I still be able to watch the service later? 

Yes, a recorded version will be made available a day or two later at the same addresses.

If my parish wants to setup a gathering for people to watch the livestream, what are the technical requirements?

You will need:

1.       A computer that can access the Internet.

2.       An Internet connection in your facility that the computer can connect to, either through wi-fi or with the appropriate cable.

3.       A cable to connect the computer to your facility’s sound system.

4.       A cable to connect the computer to a video projection system.

5.       A screen to show the video on.

6.       You will not require a Facebook account to access the livestream.