Saturday, October 28, 2006


150th Anniversary Year

sesquicentennialToday marks the begining of the 150th year of the Diocese of Huron. October 28, 1857 the Rev. Dr. Croyn was consecrated Bishop of Huron in the chapel of Lambeth Palace, London, England. Benjamin Cronyn was the first Synodically elected Bishop in the Anglican world.

Sesquicentennial Prayer

Almighty and loving God, you have blessed us with the gift of this your Diocese of Huron. We celebrate the way in which your Holy Spirit moved your clergy and people to elect your servant Benjamin Cronyn to Episcopal ministry in 1857.

We pray that you will accept the offering of our praise and thanksgiving for the lives of those whose faithful service has been part of the life of this Diocese.

We dedicate ourselves to the ministry of Christian witness, which you have called us to live out in our own day and age. May the Light of your Spirit shine in our lives, enabling us to fill your church with vigour and excitement, while ever walking in the Anglican way of moderation, tolerance and conciliation. Guide us in the years ahead, as in years past, so that all that we say and do may bring honour to your name, through Jesus Christ who is our Light and Life. Amen.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


St. Michael & All Angels, Windsor

Archangel St MichaelSt Michael, Windsor, OntarioThe parish was founded in 1957 with the first services taking place in the Rectory. The church building was dedicated on Christmas Eve 1959.

The church is named after Archangel St Michael who is the patron saint of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police, and sickness.

Among the church groups is a Guild of St Raphael branch. The Guild's concern is with healing in its widest sense - the healing of all creation, individuals, society, the environment. It is common in Guild parishes for the Sunday nearest to St Raphael’s Day, 24th October, to be given over to the theme of healing.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


St Philip's Lutheran, Kitchener, Ontario

Kitchener, OntarioShown is the interior of St Philip's Lutheran, Kitchener.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in CanadaThe Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada have been in Full Communion since 2001.

Southwestern Ontario churches of the ELCIC belong to the Eastern Synod. It is one of 5 synods of the ELCIC, consisting of more than 200 member congregations and 78,000 baptized members. The territory of the Eastern Synod runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Its office is located in Kitchener, Ontario.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


St George, Owen Sound, Ontario

St George, Owen Sound, OntarioSaint George's Church, designed by Toronto architect M. B. Aylesford, was opened and dedicated by Bishop Hellmuth on August 7th, 1881. The church was constructed of stone ashlar in the Gothic style, it had a seating capacity of 500 and featured a tower entrance surmounted by a 142 foot spire. Several renovations have taken place including adding a new narthex entrance and another bay to the west end of the nave.

Next Tuesday, October 17 there will be a postulancy information night. It is for all those who are interested in learning about the Postulancy process, (What does it mean to journey toward ordination to the priesthood?) or about attending Huron University College seminary program, or about the role of parish priest are welcome to attend this information night. Family and friends also welcome.

Further information nights are on November 1 at Christ Church, Chatham; November 6 at Trinity Church, Simcoe; December 4 at St James, Stratford. All Sessions are 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Provincial Synod

Ecclesiastical Province of OntarioThe Provincial Synod will take place next week in Stratford, October 10 to 13. The public can take part in the Synod Eucharistic celebration on Thursday, October 12 at St James Church, beginning at 7:30.

The Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario is one of four in the Anglican Church of Canada. It consists of seven dioceses: Algoma (see city Sault Ste Marie), Moosonee (see city Timmins), Niagara (see city Hamilton), Ontario (see city Kingston),
Ottawa, Toronto as well as Huron. The Provincial Synod takes place every 3 years.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Recent Appointments

Rev. Vickie Edgeworth-Pitcher has been appointed Associate Pastor at St. Mark’s, Brantford and Chaplain to Wilfrid Laurier through ministry at Grace, Brantford, effective September 15, 2006. Ms. Edgeworth-Pitcher comes from the Diocese
of Niagara.

Rev. Keith Nethery, formerly rector of the Parish of the Thames, has been appointed rector of St. Stephen’s Memorial Church, London effective October 1, 2006. Keith will continue his voluntary position as Media Relations Officer for the Diocese of Huron.

Rev. Richard Jones, currently rector of St. John’s Tillsonburg and St. Stephen’s Culloden, will become rector of Church of the Epiphany, Woodstock effective November 26, 2006.