The Diocese of Qu'Appelle covers the southern third of the civil province of Saskatchewan, and encompasses approximately half of the Saskatchewan population. The cathedral and administration of the diocese is based in the capital city, Regina. Established in 1884, the diocese now consists of 38 congregations worshipping in 25 parishes.
As a Diocese, we value:
Community – being part of the body of Christ we understand the connectedness of all creation. Our work in the Diocese is to support and resource the efforts of parishes as they connect to the wider community demonstrating the kingdom of God
Reconciliation - it is important that our work seeks very opportunity to reconcile with those around us. All that we endeavor to do in building up the body of Christ is carried out in a space of grace, holding each other’s best interests before our own.
Transparency - it is important that information about the why, what and how we carry out our work in the Diocese is accessible and clear. We encourage questions from your community to which we will respond with honesty and sincerity.
Collaboration - it is prideful to think that we can do ministry alone. An attitude of benevolence and grace as we work together is needed for our effort to bear fruit.
Repentance – we are very aware our past and present failings as an Anglican Diocese. In our work, we will constantly strive to be more Christ-like. In repentance we seek God’s grace and guidance to transform us.
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.” Jeremiah 29:11-14 NRSV
Our vision for the Diocese of Qu’Appelle is for us all to seek God with all our hearts knowing that God will be found.
The Synod Office mission is to equip, support, and encourage our communities to become more Christ-like by:
Community-building through encouragement and support of relationship building and connectedness to Christ and to one another
Teaching of holy scripture and offering both clergy and lay people opportunities for discerning and carrying out ministry and mission
Enabling God’s people in their communities to worship in the Anglican tradition; learn, grow in their faith and share the Gospel through Diocesan-led initiatives.
Administration of Diocesan property and property held in trust for our community