The Diaconate is a full and equal order of ordained ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada with distinct responsibilities and leadership roles.   Deacons are called to bring to the church  the needs of  the hungry, the poor, the neglected, the lonely, and those suffering injustice. It is a Deacon’s vocation to call all the people of God to join in living this servanthood ministry as we, the people of God, go about our daily lives. 

Is God calling you to serve the poor and marginalized in your community?
Deacons are ordained ministers in the Anglican Church of Canada. They are locally
trained rather than attending seminary. Deacons are called to bring the needs of the hungry, the poor, the neglected, the lonely, and those suffering injustice to the church’s attention and care.

Are you an advocate for social justice and compassionate action?
Deacons are called to be bridges between the church and the world’s needy people,
especially those facing pain and brokenness.

Are you gifted in leadership?
Part of the diaconal vocation is to call, lead and nurture the people of God in
servanthood ministry.

Is a preaching or teaching ministry for you?
Deacons work on a part-time, volunteer basis in collegial relationships with parish
priests and often share preaching and teaching responsibilities.

Learn more about the process to become a Deacon HERE

Download Deacons Program Guide