Deacons are ordained ministers in the Anglican Church of Canada.  They are locally trained rather than attending seminary.  They work on a part-time, volunteer basis in collegial relationships with parish priests. Deacons are called to bring to the church and to the community, the needs of the hungry, the poor, the neglected, the lonely, and those suffering injustice.  Deacons are called to be bridges between the church and the world’s needy people, especially those facing pain and brokenness.  Part of the diaconal vocation is to call the people of God to join in living this servanthood ministry. Listed below is a comprehensive outline of the requirements to become a Deacon.  If you are interested, please contact your local priest or incumbent to initiate the process.

Diaconal Programme Diocese of Kootenay