2023 Investiture Service

The 2023 Investiture service will be held on October 21, 2023, at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria. Information on nominating candidates from your parish can be found under "Eligibility" and "Nominations Forms and Deadlines" on the menu below.

OODBC Insignia

What is the purpose of the Order?

The purpose of the Order is to honour and give special recognition to members of the diocese (and in the case of honourary awards, those not part of the diocese) who have given outstanding service over a significant period of time in their baptismal ministry.

What is the Order composed of?

The Order is composed of the incumbent bishop of the diocese as the head of the Order, former bishops of the diocese, officers of the Order, honourary officers, members of the Order, and honourary members.

How do I nominate someone to the Order?

The award cycle and investiture service is held every two years, and the next investiture will occure on October 21, 2023. Nominations are now open for submission. 

Please start by reading the Eligibilty section to ascertain whether your nominee should be nominated to officer or member. Then download the appropropriate form from the Nominations Forms and Deadlines section.