The Diocese of Rupert’s Land is home to approximately 12,000 Anglicans registered on Parish rolls, worshipping in seventy-six parishes and three missions. Twenty-six parishes and three missions are found within the city of Winnipeg.
The history of the Diocese extends back to the fur trade and Red River Settlement. It is rooted in a long-standing partnership between Aboriginal peoples and European traders and settlers. Rupert’s Land is where you will find the earliest churches in Western Canada. (History of the Diocese)
Located in southern Manitoba and southwestern Ontario, the Diocese of Rupert’s Land is bounded on the south by the U.S. border and extends north into the Interlake Region past Fairford. The western boundary reaches into the Pembina Hills and includes Portage la Prairie. On the east the diocese stretches to Sioux Lookout/Atikokan.
As a diocese we are oriented to carrying forward the mission of Jesus Christ. Meaningful inner-city missions, innovative Aboriginal ministries, forward-looking urban and rural models of ministry, liturgy with integrity and warm and inviting communities are some of the distinguishing features of the life of the diocese.
We encourage each parish community to explore ways to engage in the five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion. (Five Marks of Mission)
As a diocese we encourage parishes to support fairly traded items, the ethical use of our resources and endeavor to reduce our carbon footprint.
Members of the Diocese are encouraged to seek a greater understanding of the Indigenous Peoples within Canada and to support those peoples in their ongoing efforts for their inherent sovereignty and fundamental human rights as peoples to be respected by understanding the reality that we are all Treaty People. Endorses the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples adopted by the UN General Assembly on 13 September 2007.
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