At 4pm on Tuesday, July 9, as Youth Delegates to GS2019 were beginning their meetings and getting to know one another, and the many volunteers were reporting for their orientations, approximately two dozen members of the Anglican Church of Canada's House of Bishops and spouses gathered in the Trendell Lounge at 1410 Nanton Avenue for a "kick-off" to GS2019 reception.
The host for the reception, Archbishop Melissa Skelton was unable to attend as she was hospitalized the day before to undergo testing for recurring infection that she has been dealing with for several months. Executive Archdeacon of the Diocese of New Westminster, the Venerable Douglas Fenton was present to greet the guests and welcome them on behalf of the archbishop and the Diocese of New Westminster. Also in attendance was the 8th Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, the Right Reverend Michael Ingham.
The bishops and spouses enjoyed their time together as they prepare for what will be an historic General Synod and Primatial Election taking place in the days ahead.
A selection of photos from the event