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Bishop Susan Bell recently inducted our own Margaret Wilding into the Order of Niagara at a special worship service, hosted again this year on Zoom. The Order of Niagara is an order of merit for lay people in our diocese who are recognized for their exceptional service to the church. 

A few words from Margaret's commendation written by our rector, Archdeacon David Anderson:

Margaret Wilding is a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. She currently serves as a churchwarden in her home parish of the Church of Saint John the Evangelist and is a long time member of the Parish Council. Margaret is also a beloved leader of the youth group, and sings and plays guitar in St. John’s house worship band. Margaret can also often be found leading or participating in a Bible study sroup, such as our Saturday morning, Bibles and Bagels. Margaret often lends her gifts to Niagara’s Cursillo movement. Margaret blesses us with her compassion, courage, humility, and sense of fun. She reminds us to pray, and in doing so reminds us always that we participate in God’s work. In everything Margaret does she brings her joy and curiosity about God, God’s world, and a deep desire to love and bless her neighbours. Her car’s license plate mysteriously manages to say, “love your neighbour.” That’s what Margaret does as she lives out her authentic faith in Jesus Christ: she loves her neighbour. We are honoured to nominate her to receive the Order of Niagara.