Tuesday, May 27, 2008



An ordination to the diaconate and priesthood will be held on Wednesday the 4th of June at 7 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, London, Ontario.

Trinity Anglican Church, Mitchell, OntarioTo be ordained to the priesthood:

The Rev'd Karine Farmer, who upon ordination will become the rector of the Parish of the Holy Spirit consisting of St. Paul's, Clinton; St. Thomas, Seaforth and Trinity Anglican, West Perth (Mitchell) (shown right).

The Rev'd David Giffen, who will continue as Assistant Curate at The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul's, London.

The Rev'd Marita Williams who will continue as Assistant Curate (non-stipendiary) St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener.

St John-by-the-Lake, Grand Bend, OntarioThe Rev'd Brad Dunbar who upon ordination will become the rector of Trivitt Memorial, Exeter and St. John-by-the-Lake, Grand Bend (shown right) with priestly oversight for St. Patrick's, Saintsbury.

To be ordained to the diaconate:

David Tiessen, B.A., M.Div. (and PhD candidate), will be appointed Assistant Curate, St. George's London effective the first of August.

On his ordination, Jesse Dymond will be appointed Deacon in Charge of St. George's, New Hamburg and Christ Church, Ayr.

Rob Henderson who will be Deacon in Charge of St. Paul's, Essex and Trinity, Cottam.

Bill White who will be Deacon in Charge of Christ Church, Oxford Centre; St. Paul's, Princeton and St. John's, Eastwood, effective July 1.

Jenny Sharp, who will be Deacon Assistant ELAM, London effective upon her ordination.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Parish of Tilbury and Comber, Ontario

Church of the Ascension, Comber, OntarioThe Rev'd Robert Parker is resigning from the parish of St. Andrew's, Tilbury (below) and Church of the Ascension, Comber (right) effective May 31 to accept a full time chaplaincy position with the Canadian Forces. Ordained to the priesthood on the 29 November 2006 in St. George's, Sarnia, he became Incumbent (part time) of St. Andrews, Tilbury and Church of the Ascension, St Andrew's, Tilbury, Ontario Comber, 1 September 2007.

Tilbury, Ontario is located between Chatham and Windsor on Highway 401. It was amalgamated into the City of Chatham-Kent in 1998. Comber, Ontario about 7 km west of Tilbury was amalgamated into the Town of Lakeshore (2006 pop 33,245).

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


St. Alban's, Delhi, Ontario

St Alban's, Delhi, OntarioSt Alban's, Delhi, OntarioDelhi, originally known as Fredericksburg, is at the center of Ontario's tobacco industry. The Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre displays its agricultural and cultural history.

St. Alban's Anglican Church, Delhi was built in 1879, the parish hall in 1939 and a new rectory in 1957. Since 1979, it has been part of a two-point parish with St. John's, Otterville.

Current rector, the Rev'd Zena Attwood, has written the bishop to indicate she is retiring effective the end of July with her last Sunday being the end of June. Her ministry will be recognized at the Synod banquet on Monday May 26.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


Trinity Anglican, Waterford, Ontario

Trinity Anglican, Waterford, OntarioWaterford, Ontario is part of Norfolk County. The area surrounding the town is primarily agricultural land, with tomatoes, tobacco and corn among the chief crops.

Trinity Anglican, Waterford (right) was erected in 1909 and by 1917, was consecrated debt-free.

April 10, a fire destroyed Waterford United Church built in 1855. The blaze was caused by hot tar used by roofers fixing a leak in the addition to the church. The Trinity Anglican and Waterford United congregations held a joint service April 13. Arrangements are being made for the United Church to use the Anglican building until their church is rebuilt.

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

Also in Waterford is St. Barnabas, the only Anglican Coalition in Canada church in Ontario. It started in late 2006 and rents space to worship at the St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The ACiC is opposed to the blessing of same sex marriage. Its sponsoring province is the Episcopal Church of Rwanda. The group is planning to grow by planting new churches.