Clergy Conference – Southport, Manitoba

Clergy conference room

The last few days I was out in Southport, Manitoba, attending our annual Anglican-Lutheran Clergy Conference. A little history. Almost 20 years ago, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, signed the Waterloo Declaration. You can read about it by following the link, but over time one result of this agreement is that each year in my diocese and the local Lutheran Synod, both Anglican priests and Lutheran pastors gather together for a residential clergy conference.

I’ll get to the food portion below, but feel free to leave comments on your experiences of conference and convention food. Particularly when the conferences weren’t food themed.

Clergy conference room
The couch and chair from my room at the clergy conference. There was lots of window to let the sun in.

The clergy conference is a time for us to get away for our day planners and unplug for a few days. It’s a great opportunity to get to know each other better. Some of this is done over meals, and even more is done during the evening over a beverage and snacks. A few of us even get together and do some jamming. There is also a lifelong learning component which comes in the form of our guest speaker.

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