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Register now for Anglican Deacons Canada's 2024 National Conference!

The conference takes place June 13-16, 2024 at the Sorrento Centre, a retreat and conference facility in beautiful British Columbia.  The theme is: "Beacons of Hope: In a Messy World"

*You can download a brochure highlighting the conference theme, guest speakers and program below.*

**To register and book your accommodation, scroll down and click on the green "Register" button.**

Conference theme: 

We live in a messy world. Increased poverty is increasing and we’re continually exposed to the devastating effects of climate change. In times like these, we’re called to act within our global and local communities. At the conference, we’ll explore how to turn the infamous phrase, thoughts and prayers, into actions with meaningful change; we’ll explore our calling to be beacons of hope in a messy world. 

Special Guests: Archbishop Linda Nicholls (Primate of Canada), National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop Chris Harper (Presiding Elder of the Sacred Circle), Archbishop Lynne McNaughton (Metropolitan, Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Kootenay, and The Rev. Kathleen (Kathy) Martin Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) Bishop of the British Columbia Synod.

Keynote Speakers: Deacon Christian Harvey, the founder and co-executive director of One City Peterborough, an organization that promotes housing, community safety, and social inclusion in the City of Peterborough, Ontario. Also joining us is Dr. Sylvia Keesmat, a biblical scholar, activist and farmer. She founded Bible Remixed, a community of Jesus followers who are deeply rooted in the biblical story and are becoming a community of welcome, healing, and nurture.

Workshops: There will be deacon-led workshops covering such topics as housing/homefulness, food security and climate action, as well as site visits that fit with our theme of initiating hope in a messy world.

Registration & Accommodation Bookings:

The Sorrento Centre is handling both conference registration and accommodation bookings for ADC. To register and book your accommodation, simply click on the green "Register" button below. 

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required at the time of booking and the remainding balance for your conference fee and accommodation will be charged to your credit card six weeks ahead of the conference. Partial refunds are available up to two weeks before the conference starts. No refunds at all will be issued after that. 

Travel Assistance & Ground Transportation

For assistance booking flights and ground transportation, please download the travel form below; fill it in and email it to:

Amanda Callaghan at amanda.callaghan@corporatetraveller.ca

and

Deacon Richard Simpson at Richard.simpson@shaw.ca

For assistance with ground transportation only, please email Deacon Richard Simpson at Richard.simpson@shaw.ca

If you have any questions or concerns related to travel, please contact Archdeacon Kyn Barker at: barkerk@rogers.com 

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Please click here to visit the ADC conference event page on the Sorrento Centre website. 

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