Tuesday, September 25, 2007


St Michael and All Angels, London, Ontario

St Michael and All Angels, London, OntarioWe commemorate our 50 year journey of faith, fellowship and service ...

... from humble beginnings in a farm house to a church building that can hardly contain God’s generous blessings, St Michael
and All Angels in London Ontario invites everyone to a Spirit-filled celebration of our continued growth as messengers of God’s hope, peace, joy and love! A deep-rooted community of faith, the vineyard of St Michael has borne much much fruit, a
formative place for bishops, priests, deacons and all the Baptized, its shoots and tendrils stretching beyond our walls into
the community, diocese, nation and world!

Open House - Saturday, September 29 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm

...reconnect with old friends while enjoying light refreshments - hear about exciting new initiatives in our Abundant Living
Outreach and our developing Trust Fund - find out how you can be part of the next chapter in our shared life in Christ!

Anniversary Service - Sunday, September 30 - 10:30 am

...all ages gather to remember and celebrate in praise and thanksgiving yesterday, today, tomorrow and beyond!

Guest Preacher - The Venerable John Spencer
Guest Celebrant - The Right Reverend Don Phillips, Bishop of Rupertsland.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


St James Anglican, Paris, Ontario

This Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Paris Fair Grounds, Silver Street, Paris, Ontario will be the St. James 32nd Festival Marketplace Home and Garden Show. Admission $2.00 with Children under 12, FREE

It will feature:

Hometown Booths offering baking, knitwear, sewing, candy, jams & jellies, pickles, woodcrafts, books, jewellery, floral decorations, china, junktique, and much more…

Gardening Booths: Local suppliers will be offering a diverse selection of colourful and fertile ideas for your home garden - Come and talk to the experts!

St James Anglican, Paris, OntarioHome Décor: Decorative Products, Demonstrations and Designs for Living

Restaurant & Snack Bar

Door Prize – Beautiful Quilt.

For Enquiries, the Church Office is at: 519-442-4334

St James was built about 1839 with funds raised in parishes in Ireland and Scotland and a gift from the Duchess of Leeds. It was the first cobblestone building by Levi Broughton in Paris who went on to build another dozen cobblestone houses in the area that still stand. A fieldstone chancel was added in 1863 and the five-sided vestible erected in 1989-90.

St. James' received their present pipe organ in 1895, and the parish hall was officially opened by the Most Rev'd David Williams, fourth Bishop of Huron, in 1913.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Rev Michael Johnson leaves ELAM

East London Anglican MinistriesThe Right Reverend Barry B. Clarke, Bishop of Montreal, has appointed the Rev. Michael Johnson Incumbent, to the parish of Christ Church, Beaurepaire, effective November 1. The parish is located in the municipality of Beaconsfield, within the City of Montreal.

Michael is currently the rector of ELAM and Regional Dean for Wellington. During his ministry in Huron he has also been the rector of Trinity, St. Thomas; provided ministry to St. David’s and St. Paul’s, Brantford; St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener, the Parish of New Hamburg and Ayr and Holy Trinity, Brantford. Rev Johnson has been very active at the diocesan level over his years of ministry, including being on Diocesan Council, Imagine Huron and Administration and Finance.

ELAM, East London Anglican Ministries, was formed when East London churches Resurrection, St. Barnabas, St. Matthew's, and St. Timothy's amalgamated. The existing churches were sold and a new building constructed at 2060 Dundas St E, London.

Earlier, Bishop Clarke had announced the appointment of the Rev. Canon Janet Griffith Johnson as Diocesan Executive
Officer/Executive Archdeacon/Vicar General of the Diocese of Montreal

Tuesday, September 04, 2007


Church of the Epiphany, Woodstock

Church of the Epiphany, Woodstock, OntarioThis Saturday, Sep 8 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, Sep 9 from 1pm to 4 pm, the Church of the Epiphany, Woodstock will one of many buildings open to the public in Oxford County as part of Doors Open Ontario. Another Anglican Church open the same hours is St John's, Otterville.

The Church of the Epiphany was formed when New St Paul's and Winniett, All Saints amalgamated after Winniet was deconsecrated in March 2006. In 1879, New St Paul's was built to replace Old St Paul's. In 1882, a portion of the congregation re-opened and moved back into the old building and today Old St Paul's remains an active parish.

The architecture of the Church of the Epiphany is neo-gothic. Inside are distinctive furnishings that are a unique blend of old and new and it has ornate stained glass windows. Outside the grounds of the Church of the Epiphany's Rectory have been enhanced by adding a Labyrinth, benches and several vegetable gardens.

The Curate, the Rev. Christine Downey, who with her family enhanced the grounds, is becoming Rector of Southern Trinity Parish (Christ Church, Colchester; St. Andrew's, Harrow and St. Alban's, Malden). She will be inducted by Bishop Bennett next Monday Sep 10 at 7pm at St. Andrew's, Harrow. The preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Dalice Sim, rector of St James' Church, St Marys and St Paul's, Kirkton.