Tuesday, February 27, 2007


St Peter's-By-The-Lake, Sauble Beach

St Peter's-By-The-Lake, Sauble Beach, OntarioSt Peter's-by-the-Lake is one of 6 congregations that make up the Parish of Bruce Peninsula. The building became an Anglican church in 1950 when the spire was added, before that it had been a Presbyterian church. Originally built before 1913 it had at first been a barber shop, then a furniture store and then a shoe repair shop.

Since 1979, as part of their spiritual formation, students of theology in the Diocese of Huron have participated in the summer ministries at St. Peter's-By-the-Lake. Beyond the Sunday services students also provide pastoral care through home, nursing home and hospital visitation.

Rector of the parish is the Ven. Dr. Jawn Kolohon who is also Archdeacon of Saugeens.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Church of the Advent, Ridgetown

Church of the Advent, Ridgetown, OntarioRidgetown is one of the six congregations that make up the Parish of the Tranfiguration, part of the Kent Deanery.

The first Anglican service in Ridgetown was held on November 3, 1878 and the current building officially opened on July 5, 1885.

In 1955, Canon John Smith designed a scheme of windows that depict the life of Christ. The center panel in the East window depicts Christ Teaching. The north panel is of St. John and the south panel is of St. Paul. The other windows show the Nativity, the Resurrection, the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus in the Carpenters shop, Jesus blessing the little children, the Baptismal window, the Sower's window and the Good Shepard window.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


Trinity Church, Port Burwell

Trinity Church, Port BurwellTrinity Church was built 20 years before the Diocese of Huron was formed. The Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario commemorative plaque reads:

This frame building was begun in 1836 and completed the following year. An example of simple early Gothic revival architecture this church was constructed as a result of the interest and substantial financial assistance of Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell (1785-1846). A noted land surveyor, Burwell was the founder of this community and served as a justice of the peace and a member of the legislative assembly. The Venerable John Strachan, Archdeacon of York, preached the first sermon in Trinity Church and the first resident clergyman to serve its congregation was the Reverend Thomas B. Read.

Trinity Church is in a 2 point parish with St. Luke’s Church, Vienna. It is one of the churches collectively known as the Talbot Settlement Churches

Friday, February 09, 2007


St Margaret's, Cape Chin, Ontario

St Margaret's, Cape Chin, OntarioSt. Margaret's is part of the 6-point Parish of Bruce Peninsula and it is currently a chapel of ease, with services held Sunday evenings during the summer.

The church was built in 1925 from the design of Major F.B. James of Walkerton who had designed a similar church in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).

It is named after the 11th century Scottish Queen who founded several churches, including the Abbey of Dunfermline.

Monday, February 05, 2007


Recent Appointments

Rev. Darlene Cunliffe, formerly Assistant Curate, St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener was appointed priest in charge (3/4 time) of Trinity, Waterford and All Saints’, Mt. Pleasant effective January 14, 2007.

Rev. Marian Haggerty, formerly the rector of Christ Church, Oxford Centre, St. Paul’s, Princeton and St. John’s, Eastwood, was appointed the rector of Holy Trinity, London effective February 1, 2007.

Rev. David Fuller, formerly the part time Incumbent of Trinity Church, Port Burwell and St. Luke’s, Vienna, was appointed the rector of The Parish of Rondeau Bay, effective February 1, 2007.

Rev. Len Myers, formerly the rector of St. Paul’s-Trinity, Wingham and St. Peter’s, Lucknow, was appointed the rector of St. James the Apostle, Wallaceburg and St. James the Apostle, Port Lambton effective February 1, 2007.

Rev. Dr. Maggie Myers has been appointed to St. James the Apostle, Wallaceburg and St. James the Apostle, Port Lambton. She will provide non-stipendiary priestly ministry to the parish.

Rev. Tom Carman has been appointed rector of St. Aidan’s, Windsor effective March 1, 2007. Tom is currently on the strength of the Diocese of Algoma as the rector of St. Brice’s, North Bay. Ordained in 1979 he served parishes in the Diocese of Calgary up to his appointment with the Diocese of Algoma.