You are invited to join in the celebration! On September, 7th, 2011 at
7:30pm at St. Matthew, Abbotsford, 2010 Guildford Drive, The Rev. Allen Doerksen will be inducted as "Missioner to the Central Fraser Valley and Priest-in-Charge of St. Matthew, Abbotsford" by the Right Reverend Michael Ingham, Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, Anglican Church of Canada.
This is a joyous time for St. Matthew! Diocesan unity and ministry is being restored! Helping us celebrate will be singers, servers and parishioners from parishes throughout the Deanery and Diocese. Bishop Michael will preside at the Eucharist, Missioner Allen will preach and Award-winning musician Cathy Hardy and professional accompanist Lloyd Bates and singers from around the D of NW will help us worship through song.
Please plan to stay for the reception after the service.
All are welcome! We hope that you will come and be encouraged and inspired on your own journey of faith as we worship together at this important event in our history.
The offering at this event will benefit the work of local charities.