Tuesday, July 31, 2007


All Saints, Waterloo, Ontario

The history of All Saints' begins in 1958 when Holy Saviour Church, Waterloo established a Sunday School Mission which during 1959 became a separate mission parish. All Saints' got its first Church building in 1961. In 1981 All Saints' Anglican and the Waterloo North Presbyterian Church partnered to build the Laurel Church Centre which continues to be their home.

The rector is Rev Canon Robin Lyons who is also regional dean for Waterloo. Honourary Assistants are Rev Deacon Gordon Kennedy, Rev Deacon Robert Sicard.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


St. George's, Middlesex Centre

Worship the Lord is the Beauty of HolinessThe first St George's Church was a frame building erected in 1841 in what was then called London Township. The Rev. Charles Crosbie Brough, the first rector of St. George's, was in charge of the whole region and had come to Upper Canada as a pioneer missionary among the Indians of Manitoulin Island. The current St George's building opened on August 18, 1869.

This parish celebrated its sesquicentennial anniversary in 1991, when 5 new memorial stained glass windows were installed. Canon Littleford previously donated two of the windows: the Nativity in memory of his wife, and St. George in memory of his brother. During that year, the parish was visited by then Primate, the Most Rev Michael Geoffrey Peers (11th primate, 1986-2004).

St George's is in a 2-point parish with Grace Church, Ilderton. The 2 churches were first linked in 1906. The parish has also twinned with an Anglican parish, St.Chad’s, in the Diocese of Umthata. Umthata is in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Last August the parish held 2 joint services with St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, London visiting each other’s churches.

Sunday services are at 11 am. The rector is The Rev. Dr. Michael Peterson who also acts as Padre for the 4th Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment. Director of Music is Angus Sinclair accompanist to The Three Cantors.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


St Ann's, Adelaide Village, Ontario

St Ann's, Adelaide, OntarioThe original St Ann’s Church was built in 1833 was a frame building which was destroyed in 1868 during a wind storm. The current brick church was built in 1868.

Adelaide Village is located midway between London and Sarnia. The first settlers in Adelaide Village were predominantly aristocratic army personnel from England and Ireland and gentlemen farmers from Scotland.

St. Ann’s is in a two-point parish with St. John the Evangelist, Strathroy. Rector is Rev Willi Kammerer, regional dean for Medway.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Christ Church, Newbury, Ontario

Christ Church, Newbury, OntarioRegular Anglican services in Newbury (then known as Mosa) began in 1845 with travelling missionary Rev John Gunne (1815-1872). The present church was built in 1863 under the supervision of Rev Joel Tombleson Wright (1834-1911), based in Wardsville who also ministered at Bothwell, Thamesville and Glencoe.

Today, Sunday worship has a pattern of the first Sunday of each month as a traditional Book of Common Prayer Eucharist and the other three Sunday services in the month are Book of Alternative Services Eucharist. McNaughton, Newbury, Ontario

Christ Church, Newbury is a 3 point parish with St John's, Glencoe and St Jude's, Mt Brydges.

Newbury is village of 420 which contains McNaughton's a family business. It employs 57 and sells building materials; appliances; auto parts; liquor and beer; meat and rents equipment.

Friday, July 06, 2007


Trinity Church, Blyth, Ontario

Trinity Church, Blyth, OntarioTrinity, Blyth, is part of a two point rural parish with St John the Evangelist Church, Brussels. The Anglican congregation in Blyth had its beginnings in 1860 with the first service in the current building being held Dec. 29, 1878

A church hall was constructed in 1994. Among the events held there are a number of caterings in conjunction with the annual Blyth Summer Theatre Festival.

The rector Rev. Tom Wilson will be resigning the parish effective the August 31. Tom looks to work on his DMin. degree and accompany his spouse, Dawn, to France where she will be living for a year.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Recent Announcements

Rev Sue Malpus has been appointed to the new position of Children and Youth Ministry Co-ordinator for the Diocese of Huron. Currently the rector of Parish of the Holy Spirit (St Paul's, Clinton, St Thomas, Seaforth and Trinity Church, Mitchell), she will begin her new ministry on September 1.

Holy Trinity, Chatham
Rev John Hodgins, rector of Holy Trinity, Chatham, is resigning effective the 31st of August.

Rev Ed Wagner, rector of St. George’s, Owen Sound, is retiring effective the 31st of July. Today is his last day in the parish.

Rev Deacon Dr David Wearne is retiring from outreach ministry at Church of the Ascension, Windsor, effective the 29th of June. He will continue to function liturgically and pastorally within the parish.

Rev Jay Koyle of St Aidan’s Church, London was elected President of the Council of the Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Mission (APLM), at their recent annual meeting.

Nick Wells as Benjamin CronynNamed to the Cathedral Chapter of Canons were:
Rev Canon Megan Collings-Moore of St. Bede's Chapel, Waterloo
Rev Canon Stephen Haig of St John the Evangelist, Leamington
Rev Canon Gregory Smith of Christ Church, London
Rev Canon G. Nick Wells of Christ Church, Corunna

Nick Wells was the Diocesan representative charged with oversight of the video Huron Our Story, The Legacy of Benjamin Cronyn produced to commemorate the diocese's sesquicentennial. Rev Canon Wells portrayed Benjamin Cronyn, first Bishop of Huron, in the DVD.