Structures Working Group (SWG)

At Diocesan Synod in 2021, the Structures Working Group (SWG) was formed and tasked with critically examining which structures and processes are working to serve God’s mission and our future, and which ones are not. Everyone is encouraged to track and support their work. You can do so by:  

  • Praying
  • Reading the SWG reports
  • Following their meetings
  • Sharing your ideas, comments and questions 

Please Pray!
All people and parishes of the Diocese of Kootenay are invited to join together in this prayer for renewal and guidance as we seek to embrace God’s future, together.

A Prayer for Renewal
O God who knows the needs of the Church in every place:
by the light of your Holy Spirit, guide us
as we seek to respond faithfully to you in this time.

May we open our hands to the future you call us to;
May we open our hearts to those you are calling us to serve;
May we open our minds to new insight and new knowledge;
May we open our doors to go out towards those you would have us meet.

Lead us into your future together;
help us to build trust and resilience in our common life;
help us to anticipate and celebrate new possibilities.
We pray these things in the name of Jesus,
the one who invites us into the newness of life.

Sharing Your Ideas and Comments

Can you help inform the work of the SWG?  If you have an idea, question, comment or experience to share, we would love to hear from you.  Please send your thoughts to the attention of SWG c/o