Renison Institute of Ministry - Reimagined!

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Renison recently embarked on a reimagining exercise with many of our Anglican Church partners to determine the role that Renison can play in supporting and advancing community engagement and outreach. There is a desire for a variety of events, workshops and retreats to be made freely and readily available to our community that will serve as stages of support on our spiritual journey together.

Renison is pleased to provide the Renison Institute Ministry programming as our gift to the community. We will provide periodic updates on programming that will be made available throughout the year. We only ask that you bring your openness to sharing your thoughts and opinions, and a willingness to embark on this journey with us.

We invite you to join us at one of our upcoming events. Participation is free, but you can support the work of the Renison Institute of Ministry by making a donation during registration. Each event includes parking and refreshments as part of the day’s activities.

Upcoming Events

Anglican Monasticism and You

Saturday, April 15, 2023
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM,
in-person at Renison
No cost, refreshments provided

It is a surprise to some to hear that monasticism (nuns and monks, gathered and dispersed communities, vows) is very much a ‘thing’ in the Anglican tradition, including in Canada. Featuring representatives from the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, the Order of the Holy Cross, and other clergy and laity connected to religious communities, we will learn about the history of monasticism in Anglicanism, what daily life looks like, its wisdom and gifts for those of us ‘in the world’, and how we might come alongside these communities to deepen our spiritual lives and our Church. Whether this is a new concept to you, or you’re already an associate or oblate of an order, you will find something helpful, and new connections, in this workshop.

Singing the Liturgies of the BCP and BAS

Saturday, May 6,
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
, in-person at Renison and online via Zoom
No cost, refreshments provided

Led by The Rev’d Dr. Stephen McClatchie.

In this session aimed at clergy and theological students/postulants, we will explore and practice various sung parts of our Anglican liturgies, such as Morning and Evening Prayer, the Great Litany, the Merbecke setting of the Book of BCP prayer of consecration, how to put music to the worldwide eucharistic canons approved in Huron, and how to sing collects and scripture readings as described in the BAS missal. Rest assured that this workshop is appropriate for non-professional singers.

The Revd Dr Stephen McClatchie is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Theology at Huron University College and Priest Associate in the Chapel there. He is also Priest Assistant at St. John the Evangelist, London. His formal academic training is as a musicologist and he regularly teaches courses on music and theology, liturgical music, and theology and the fine arts in addition to other courses in church history.