Conference at Glance

July 16-19MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
Christ Church Cathedral
(930 Burdett Ave)
Inn at Laurel Point
(680 Montreal Street)
Morning events: Lutheran Church of the Cross
(3787 Cedar Hill Road)
Christ Church Cathedral
(930 Burdett Ave)
from Inn at Laurel Point to Church of the Cross 8:00am

Plenary Session
Lizette Larson-Miller
Plenary Session
Lizette Larson-Miller
Plenary Session
10:15 AM
Lizette Larson-Miller
Coffee Break
Church of the Cross to Downtown
Plenary session
Chad Fothergill
Lunch 12:30pmLunch (on your own downtown)
Afternoon events: Inn at Laurel Point
Registration 3:00pmWorkshop A 1:30pmWorkshop B 2:00pm
Worship 3:00pmWorkshop C 3:30pm
Opening Worship 5:00pm
Lizette Larson-Miller to preach
6:30 PM
Includes conferral of Companion of the Worship Arts
Special Event
More details to follow
BBQ Social 6:30pm

The Flow of Things

Monday, July 16

Registration will begin at Christ Church Cathedral in the afternoon followed by opening worship and an evening barbecue supper.
Worship Themes: Lament, dissonance, denial

Tuesday, July 17

Morning worship will be followed by a keynote presentation and workshops at the Inn at Laurel Point.

In the evening, the banquet of fine food will take place in the Terrace Ballroom, a beautiful oceanfront space with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Victoria harbour. A significant part of this great evening together will be the conferral ceremony for the 2018 recipients of the Companion of the Worship Arts.

The Companion of the Worship Arts is awarded every two years to one Lutheran and one Anglican recipient who has contributed substantially to the worship life of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and recognizing the recipients’ ongoing inspiration and encouragement to others, together with service to God through worship, spirituality, and the arts. The award is conferred by the Primate and National Bishop.
Worship Themes: Distress, movement, denial

Wednesday, July 18

The morning begins at Lutheran Church of the Cross followed by  two more workshop opportunities and worship at the Inn at Laurel Point in the afternoon. A special event is planned for the evening.
Worship Themes: Ripping, outpouring

Thursday, July 19

The conference concludes with a keynote presentation and closing worship at Christ Church Cathedral.
Worship Themes: Naming, bargaining, calmness, solidarity


Session A: Tuesday, July 17    1:30 – 2:45

  1. Personal Spiritual Resiliency: A Panel of First Responders
  2. Music That Makes Community – Scott Weidler
  3. Ritual Repertoire: creating responsible responses to crises – The Rev.Dr. Lizette Larson- Miller
  4. “It is a Good Thing”: Enhancing Psalm Singing in the Assembly – Chad Fothergill

Session B: Wednesday, July 18    2:00 – 3:15

  1. Working Across Multifaith Lines: A Panel Discussion
  2. When it happens here: What should we do? How shall we pray? – The Very Rev. M. Ansley Tucker
  3. Music That Makes Community – Scott Weidler
  4. Using Art as Therapy after a Disaster – Frances Bryant Scott

Session C: Wednesday, July 18    3:30 – 4:15

  1. Authoring Laments: Finding Words for the Inexpressible- Canon Dr. Dawna Wall
  2. Creating Sacred Space – Rev. Lyle McKenzie
  3. Singing a Sampler: Singing through a sampling of hymns from the forthcoming Anglican hymn book supplement to Common Praise  – Scott Weidler & Eileen Scully