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The Cathedral of the Trees: Algonquin Park Network: 

Time at Algonquin Park to enjoy and be renewed by the wonders of this jewel of nature and to provide a ministry that helps others to do and express the same. Cathedral of the Trees Algonquin Park is a ‘new shoot’ of a longstanding ministry of the former Bay of Quinte Conference, which saw ministry personnel providing an outdoor worship service at Algonquin Park on Sundays in the months of July and August.

Following the church restructuring in 2019, some of the folks who had served this ministry formed a network to ensure that the chance to commune, celebrate, and give thanks for the Holy within Creation was not lost. Online meetings led to grant applications, which then enabled us to: book a campsite for the summer, commission eye-catching advertising, and purchase a “new to us, and really not very used at all” trailer. Following that first summer of reimagined ministry and a two-year pandemic hiatus, we were excited to return to a shorten season in 2022. We celebrate 2024 as the second year as an official combined network of the two Regional Councils- East Central Ontario and Eastern Ontario Outaouais. An intent to focus on the  Forest/Wild church experience and to offer time away in nature for those in active ministry has been named as a priority for this network.

We trust and pray that your time at the trailer, whether alone or with family and  friends, will be a time in which the trees, birds, animals, sand and water minister to you in a way that you will find restorative and re-creational.

 

 

If you would like to learn more about Forest/Wild Church please consider attending a Wild Church Leadership Retreat on May 2nd to May 4th. Past retreat participants have found it very helpful before leading a weekly service at Algonquin Park. Please visit our website for more information.

Please fill in the application below. The deadline to apply is Thursday March 28, 2024 and you will receive an email confirmation on April 12, 2024