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Cast the Net


“Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you have no fish, have you?’ They answered him, ‘No.’ He said to them, ‘Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish.” (John 21)


In 2022, the diocese embarked on a visioning process to meet the challenges and opportunities of the next five years. This wide and deep listening has reached into every deanery and parish as we rediscover how to sing together.

Followers of Jesus, inspired by the Holy Spirit, serve the world God loves!

Final report

This 96-page report is a response by the Cast the Net steering committee to everything it heard during intensive consultations with over 1,000 clergy and laity.

It provides an in-depth look at what Anglicans in the Diocese are thinking, feeling and hoping for as the Church emerges from the pandemic years.

Download the final report.




Discussion guide

Cover of the Cast the Net discussion guideThis guide has been created to help Anglicans engage with the report, the new vision and
the 20 Calls. It includes questions designed to spark conversations and decisions.

The guide encourages Anglicans to focus on a Call that best supports and inspires their
parish’s ministry and mission.

Download the discussion guide.





Our vision statement and the 20 Calls are featured in a poster designed for parish bulletin boards and other areas of high visibility. You can print it in either colour or black and white.

Download the poster.






Vision & calls to the Diocese

A Vision Statement and Calls to the Diocese emerged in response to the listening process, endorsed by Diocesan Synod in November 2023.

Followers of Jesus, inspired by the Holy Spirit, serve the world God loves!

This vision statement is at once aspirational and inspirational, invitational and imperative. It describes who we believe we are at our best, and what we try to be more and more every day, with God’s help. It welcomes others to join us on this journey, and it sends us into the world, determined to live into these words, with faith, in action.

Cast the Net news

Clergy & lay consultations

Since the fall of 2022, clergy and lay people have participated in consultations and listening sessions. Below you’ll find a series of reports, reflections and analyses from these sessions.

Dr. Sarah Johnson is the director of Anglican Studies and professor of Liturgy and Pastoral Theology at St. Paul University. She is a practical theologian whose research explores Christian worship in the context of North America’s changing religious landscape. We are fortunate to benefit from her expertise.


Analysis of clergy day notes: main report

Prepared by Dr. Sarah Kathleen Johnson

Analysis of clergy day notes: supplementary report

Prepared by Dr. Sarah Kathleen Johnson

Clergy days reflections

Prepared by the Rev. Andrew Federle and the Rev. Pamela Rayment

Analysis of lay listening groups: complete report

Prepared by Dr. Sarah Kathleen Johnson

Analysis of additional focus groups

Prepared by Dr. Sarah Kathleen Johnson