Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Sesquicentennial Painting

We Have An Election by Cliff KearnsThe oil painting commissioned for the Diocese of Huron Sesquicentennial was unveiled Sunday May 27. 'We Have An Election' which depicts the election of Bishop Benjamin Cronyn was painted by London artist Cliff Kearns. The painting also shows Bishop John Strachan and the other candidate for Bishop of Huron, Alexander Neil Bethune, who later succeeded Bishop Strachan as the second Bishop of Toronto.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007


St Anne's, Byron, Ontario

St Anne's Church was built in 1853 in Byron which is now part of London, Ontario.

2 services are held each Sunday, one using the Book of Common Prayer the other the Book of Alternative Services. The parish has an active Anglican Church Women group which along with regular activities holds a traditional Christmas Tea and Bazaar. For more than 50 years the church has had a food booth at London's Western Fair held ech September.

Shown on the right is the window in memory of Dr. Henry Hall who died in 1863.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Rev’d Canon Dr. John Chapman

Christ Church Cathedral, OttawaJohn ChapmanOn March 24, The Rev’d Canon Dr. John Chapman, Dean of Theology, Huron University College, was elected coadjutor Bishop-elect for the Diocese of Ottawa. Bishop-elect Chapman has served the diocese of Huron in various capacities since in 1979 to become chaplain of Huron University College. He has served as member of the bishop’s postulancy board, rector of St. Jude’s Church, London, Ontario, chair of doctrine and worship committee, member of diocesan executive committee and canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Rev’d Canon Dr. John Chapman will be consecrated bishop this week on Ascension Day, May 17, in Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. Current Bishop of Ottawa Peter Coffin will retire at the end of July and Bishop-elect Chapman will assume the duties of bishop on Aug 1.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


St John the Evangelist, Kitchener

St John the Evangelist, Kitchener, OntarioIn memory of Herbert BowlbyThe first St John the Evangelist building was constructed in 1861 and torn down in 1894 when the the current building replaced it.

St John's ties to the community are reflected in the stained glass windows donated in memory of Walter Bean, the Rumpel-McKellars, the Seagrams and the Bowlbys. Shown is a window in memory of the son of a founding member, Herbert Bowlby, who served as the Surgeon General of the Canadian Army during World War I, and was killed during that war.

The best known outreach project of St. John's today is the Soup Kitchen, which has been in existence for many years. Last year it outgrew its location in St. John's, and moved to the second floor of the St. Vincent de Paul Society building.

The Memorial Scattering Garden was established in 1999, and provides a beautiful environment for the remembrance of loved ones.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


St John the Evangelist, Strathroy, Ontario

St John, StrathroySt. John the Evangelist Church, Strathroy is celebrating its 165th Anniversary on May 6th 2007. A special day is planned packed with history and a look forward into the future. Lunch will be served following the 11.00 am. Choral Eucharist.

For further information call the church office 519-245-2131, or email stjohns @ bellnet.ca

The regimental colours of the 26th Regiment (Middlesex Light Infantry) were laid up in 1919 and have hung in St. John's ever since. The regimental headquarters were in Strathroy and St. John's was the garrison church.

St. John the Evangelist is in a two-point parish with St. Ann’s Church, Adelaide Village.