Tuesday, October 30, 2007


150th Anniversary of the Diocese of Huron

John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario
More than 9,000 worshippers packed the John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario on Sunday to mark the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Huron, in what may have been the largest religious gathering Southwestern Ontario has ever seen.

It marked 150 years to the day that on Wednesday, October 28, 1857 the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Cronyn, Rector of London, Canada West, was consecrated Bishop of Huron in the chapel of Lambeth Palace, London, England. The consecrating prelates were the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishops of Winchester, Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone. It was the first time in the Anglican world that clergy and laity had elected a Bishop. On July 9th, 1857, Dr. Cronyn had received 22 clerical votes and 24 lay votes while Archdeacon Alexander Bethune, later Bishop of Toronto, received 20 clerical and 10 lay.

Attending the event on Sunday were Anglican bishops from across Canada along with the Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The new Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz was preacher and Bishops Howe and Bennett from Huron were concelebrants in the 3-hour celebration and worship service.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


St. George's, Sarnia, Ontario

St. George's, Sarnia, OntarioEarlier this year St. George's Anglican Church held a ground breaking ceremony for a link between the main church building and the Parish Hall. The link will be in keeping with the existing architectural features and make the buildings accessible to all. Within the new extension a barrier free washroom will be constructed.

Construction of the current St. George's Church began in 1883, and was competed in 1884. The new link is expected to cost about 3 times as much as the original church cost of $19,752.57. A bequest of a parishioner will cover a large part of the cost of the new construction.

St. George's Rector is the Venerable Jim Dugan.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


London Ontario Archdeacon and Deans Appointed

St. George's Anglican, LondonThe Rev'd Canon Dr. Tim Connor has been appointed Archdeacon of Middlesex effective November 1, 2007. The service of collation will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 7 p.m. at his church, St. George's, London (shown). The archdeaconery is made up of the deaneries of Brough and Medway. It covers the north part of London, Ontario and an area north and west of the city.

New Regional Deans for Wellington and Delaware have also been appointed. Wellington and Delaware form the Archdeaconery of Erie that covers the south part of London and west and south of the city.

The Rev'd Marian Haggerty, rector of Holy Trinity Church, London, is appointed Regional Dean of Wellington effective November 1.

The Rev'd Canon Sam Thomas, rector of St. Michael and All Angels, London, was appointed Regional Dean of Delaware effective October 1.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


St. John the Divine, Arva, Ontario

St. John the Divine Anglican, Arva, OntarioThe Anglican Church of St. John the Divine, Arva, is just outside the northern boundary of London, Ontario. This year it is celebrating the 185th anniversary. The first service was on July 28, 1822 and conducted by a travelling minister, the Rev. Charles James Stewart, who in 1825 was appointed the second Bishop of Quebec. About 250 people attended the service. The following year a church was erected replaced with the current building in 1875.

Rector Rev. Wendy Murray and Honorary Assistant Rev. Earl Leiska are leading anniversary observances and celebrations, planned by an anniversary committee, to take place almost monthly throughout the year. A parish dinner in October will have a strong commemorative theme, and there are plans for a recital featuring the new organ, closer to the Advent season. As their special contribution, late in the autumn teachers and children of the Sunday School will carry trowels into the garden to plant bulbs as symbolic 'Seeds for the Future'.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Bishop's Conference on Prayer

On Saturday, October 13th, 2007, 9:30am - 4pm, is the Bishop's Conference on Prayer with The Rt. Rev'd Gary Woolsey.   The conference takes place at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London (corner of Richmond and Queens Ave).   The cost is $20.00

Angus Sinclair9:30 a.m. Registration & Singing in the Cathedral with Angus Sinclair 10.00 a.m. Conference begins.   Please bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments will be supplied at registration time and at lunch.

"So You Want Me to Pray for you. Right Now?"

Praying for Others and Ourselves - from God's Point of View
Praying for Others and Ourselves - from Our Point of View
Praying for Others and Ourselves - With My discipline
Prayer - A Gift from God - Accept it, Use it, Offer it.