2018/07/26 Karen Walter Ordained to Transitional Diaconate

Photograph courtesy of June Irving

On a cool and wet Sunday afternoon on Aug 26thKaren Lorraine Walter was ordained to the diaconate in a joyous and festive service at St. Mathew’s Anglican Church, Sutherland by the Right Reverend David M. Irving, Bishop of Saskatoon. The Rev. Dr. Iain Luke, Principal of the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad provided the homily for the service. In the picture the newly ordained Rev. Karen (to the left of Bishop Irving) stands with bishop and the priests and deacons attending the ordination service.


Photograph courtesy of June Irving

Closeup of the newly ordained Rev. Karen Lorraine Walter and the Right Reverend David M. Irving, Bishop of Saskatoon with the Dean and other clergy of the diocese after her ordination to the diaconate on Sunday, Aug 26that Matthew’s, Sutherland.




Consecration of Sidney Glen Black As indigenous Bishop for Treaty 7 Territory at the Gordon Yellowfry Memorial Arbour, Siksika, (east of Calgary), Alberta.  Photo courtesy of Joan Irving




2016/06/01 Award Winning Article 

Joan Irving and Elaine Hrycenko recognized by Canadian Church Press

Joan Irving and Elaine Hrycenko received first place for their biographical profile Joan Ayres served as a Christian Youth Worker as published in November, 2015 Saskatchewan Anglican. This award was given during the Canadian Church Press Conference in Toronto April 29, 2016.

The Canadian Church Press includes representation from 59 members publications including mainline Catholic and evangelical churches. Awards are judged by a panel of accomplished journalists and academics recognizing high standards of religious journalism. For Joan and Elaine’s article, the judge wrote – “This piece flows from the heart, without being sentimental, which makes it a wonderful tribute to a wonderful Woman.”

Click here to read the article by Elaine Hrycenko and Joan Irving.


2016/02/10 Native Ministry Groups

The Native Ministry groups at Holy Trinity Anglican Church and St. George's Anglican Church of Saskatoon have come together to offer a new ministry on the West Side of the city. 
Once a month, we have been gathering for an afternoon Eucharist led by the Diocesan Indigenous Bishop, Bishop Adam Halkett, from the Diocese of Saskatchewan. The gatherings are open to all, take place in a circle, and incorporate Cree language in the prayers and music. 
If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please contact Rev. Emily Carr, at St. George's Anglican, or Rev. Cannon Ken Watts, of Holy Trinity Anglican. 


2016/02/10 Imagine A Canada - Winner - Christopher Sanford Beck

Congratulations to Christopher Sanford Beck, national winner of "Imagine A Canada". "Imagine a Canada" was a national art and essay competition sponsored by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that asked young people to share their thoughts on what the future of Canada will look like through the lens of reconciliation.
Great work Christopher! 


Click here to read Christoper's winning story.


2016/0/04 Klaus Gruber to receive award

Diocesan Refugee Coordinator, and Cathedral Warden, Klaus Gruber is being given a very prestigious Global Citizenship Award by the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation.  These awards are presented annually during International Development Week.  The Global Citizen Award recognizes Saskatchewan people who make amazing contributions to international development, co-operation, peace and justice.  His award will be presented at a gala dinner on February 11th in Saskatoon. See the link below for the details.


Click here for details and full bio


2015/12/08 New Family Ministers in the Diocese

Meet the Newest Family Ministers in the Diocese! 

Alexa Wallace, works at St. John's Cathedral in Saskatoon. She is a chemistry student at the University of Saskatchewan, and has worked with Guides Canada for a number of years. She has been working to support and coordinate Sunday School programming at the Cathedral. 

Nicole Schwartz, works in Lloydminister. She has a background in Early Childhood Education, a Degree in Church music, and she is a certified Kinder-music practitioner. Nicole also works with the Sunday School in her parish, using stories, songs, and crafts, to teach children and families about Jesus. 

On Saturday December 05th, the three of us gathered at St. Paul's Church in North Battleford for pizza, discussion, and dreaming about family ministry in the diocese. We talked about lesson planning, using a variety of curriculum as well as story-telling techniques. 

We are blessed to have these two people in our diocese. They are creative, faithful, and committed to ministry with and among children and families. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Rev. Emily Carr 


2015/07/05 St. Matthew's Strawberry Tea 

St. Matthew's Outreach Steering Committee held a fundraiser on Sunday, July 5th - proceeds to PWRDF for the Wild Fires initiative.
Upon reading of the active role that the PWRDF is taking in contributing funds to our northern brothers and sisters who were displaced and perhaps who may have lost property to the forest fires, we decided that St. Matthew's OSC should do our part in helping out.  Consequently, the Strawberry Social that we had already planned for Sunday, July 5th following our regular worship, became the vehicle for us to collect money for the PWRDF's initiative.  Because it is summertime, and attendance tends to be smaller than the rest of the year, we weren't sure what to expect.   There were no more than forty people in attendance that Sunday, so we weren't anticipating great success.  To bolster the proceeds, one of our members, Beryl Bates, made numerous strawberry/rhubarb and pumpkin pies to be sold at the social as well.  At the end of the gathering, the total raised was $500.00.  We are grateful to the members of the committee who identify needs, whether here at home, across Canada or around the world, and who diligently promote outreach at St. Matthew's; and to our wonderful members, who believe in the importance of the committee's efforts and unfailingly support every project so enthusiastically.
Submitted by Carolyn Bell
People's Warden
St. Matthew's Anglican Church



2015/06/28 St. Bride's 100th Anniversary

 St. Bride's at Watson recently celebrated the 100th Anniversary of their church.

On June 28 and it was great to have a full church with people coming from other Anglican churches in the area mainly Humboldt, Wynyard and Wadena. The music was led by the St. Andrews Humboldt musicians. It was a beautiful sunny day and after the service we all were invited for a lunch in the local community hall.  Visitors from Watson town, the mayor and others helped St. Brides celebrate the 100 years giving service to the town and area.


And, there was cake!

Photo credit:  Joan Irving


2015/06/27 Church Mouse Sale Donation