The Territory of the People has been reeling from the revelations about residential burial sites and the necessary resignation of their bishop. Now they are faced with the disastrous fire in Lytton that has destroyed most of the town including both of Anglican churches, one an historic building. People had only minutes to leave their homes.
I am grateful to see on Facebook that Melanie Delva made it to safety, leaving as the roof of her home was already burning. We wait for news of other Anglicans in the community as many are scattered as they fled for shelter in nearby towns or with relatives.
Attached is the letter to the Territory from the steering committee that is leading the diocese at present. Please remember them and all the people in your prayers.
The Territory is receiving donations to be able to offer emergency cash through the clergy to those who are in need.
-- Archbishop Linda Nicholls, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada