Thursday, November 30, 2006


Sesquicentennial Cross Pilgrimage

Sesquicentennial CrossOne of the events planned for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Huron is the Pilgrimage of the Cross. December 3, the cross will leave from its current home at St. Paul’s Cathedral to begin a thirteen month pilgrimage around the Diocese.

The schedule is Wellington - December 2006; Perth - January 2007; Oxford - February; Brant/Norfolk - March; Waterloo - April; Saugeens - May; Huron - June; Lambton - July; Kent - August; Essex - September; Delaware - October; Medway - November and Brough - December.

Accompanying the cross will be a journal, where people may share their reflections, thoughts and prayers. It is hoped that pictures and video will be taken, and submitted for uploading to the Sesquicentennial website, so that people here and abroad might follow the cross’s progression.

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Church of the Redeemer, Highgate

Church of the Redeemer, Highgate, OntarioChurch of the Redeemer, Highgate was built in 1876 and is about 60ft by 30ft. For most of its history the congregation has been aligned with Church of the Advent, Ridgetown and in 2002 the 2 churches joined with congregations in Dresden, Thamesville, Florence and Aughrim to form the Parish of the Transfiguration.

There is no parish hall but the church is able to use the local Royal Canadian Legion hall for events.

Saturday, November 18, 2006


St John the Evangelist, Brussels, Ontario

St John the Evangelist Church, Brussels, OntarioSt John the Evangelist parish began in 1860 with the current building officially opened on the 13th of August 1876. Almost from the beginning it has been part of 2 to 4 point rural parishes; it currently has as its sister congregation Trinity Church, Blyth, about 22km away.

The original settlers in the 1840's and 50's were mostly of Scottish descent but English as well. The village was originally known as Ainleyville, named after the original landowner. When the Grand Trunk railway came through the town the workers on the line, who were mostly from Belgium, named the station Brussels. Soon after the Post Office also changed its name to Brussels and that became the name of the community.

Saturday, November 11, 2006


Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, New Hamburg

Evangelical Lutheran Church in CanadaTrinity Evangelical Lutheran, New Hamburg, OntarioTomorrow in recognition of five years in full communion, congregations across the country of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church Canada (ACC) are holding joint gatherings to highlight this significant anniversary.

Shown is the cross atop the steeple of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Hamburg, Ontario. The cross itself is about 69in, with the steeple 50ft tall on top of a 60ft brick tower. In July 2004 when the steeple was re-slated and the roof re-shingled, the cross was painted red-brown to make it more visible against the sky.

Saturday, November 04, 2006


Awards for Excellence

Diocese of HuronThis past Sunday, October 29 the Bishop’s Awards for Excellence in Ministry were held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, London. The recipients were:
Howard AitkenSt. George’s, Goderich
Margaret AmerSt. Thomas’, Owen Sound
Barbara AtkinsonSt. John the Evangelist, London
Chris AtkinsonSt. John the Evangelist, London
Ronald BirkettSt. James’, Brantford
Michelle BlakeParish of Blyth & Brussels
Tom BurdettSt. Andrew Memorial, London
Elsie BurtonSt. David’s, Windsor
Mary Anne CampbellChurch of St. Jude, London
Ray CampbellChurch of St. Jude, London
Phil ChallisChrist Church, Chatham
Fran ClaxtonSt. Andrew Memorial, London
Norm CoatesTrinity Church, Cambridge
Eileen CohenSt. David’s & St. Thomas’, Cambridge
George CrowtherSt. John’s, Brantford
Joan DobbieGrace Church, Ilderton
Ralph FosterChrist Church, Port Albert
Gordon FrankAll Saints’, London
Greg GrondinTrinity, St. Thomas
Paddy HammondSt. John the Divine, Arva
Mary HilbornSt. Luke’s (Broughdale), London
George HillsParish of Saugeen Shores
Lois HodginsSt. Mary’s, Brinsley
Marion HodginsHoly Trinity, Lucan
Don HollingsworthTrinity Church, Watford
Jean HollingsworthTrinity Church, Watford
Joyce HopkinsChurch of the Transfiguration, London
Mindy HurleySt. John the Evangelist, Kitchener
Yvonne HutsonHoly Trinity, London
Bill JonesSt. John’s (Sandwich), Windsor
John Kelso*St. George’s of Forest Hill, Kitchener
Carol KolohonParish of the Bruce Peninsula
Christopher LevettSt. Jude’s, Brantford
Joy LippertChurch of the Epiphany, Woodstock
Sheila MartindaleChrist Church, Port Stanley
George MatthewsSt. Paul’s, Kerwood
Kathy McDowellAll Saints’, London
Carol McLayTrinity, Aylmer
Griff MooreSt. Anne’s (Byron), London
Geoff MorganSt. Hilda’s - St. Luke’s, St. Thomas
John NesbitTrinity, Blyth
Marney NicholsParish of the Transfiguration
Ken ParkinsonSt. Paul’s, Essex
Elmer PattersonChurch of the Epiphany, Woodstock
Mike PeasgoodSt. Andrew’s, Kitchener
Charles PickettHoly Trinity, St. George
Donald PoleHoly Trinity, Chatham
Maurice QuintonParish of Chatsworth
Francis RichardsonChrist Church, Meaford
Bob RutherfordHoly Trinity, Burford
Marion SheridanSt. John’s, Eastwood
Hazel SmithersHoly Trinity, London
Jack TaylorSt. Stephen’s, Stratford
Marion TaylorSt. Stephen’s, Stratford
Ken WalkerSt. John-in-the-Wilderness, Bright’s Grove
Gladys WarrenChrist Church, Chatham
Michael WiltonSt. Mary’s (Walkerville), Windsor
Malcolm WoodTrinity, St. Thomas
Pauline YangChrist Church, Listowel

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


St. Luke’s, Broughdale, London, Ontario

St. Luke’s, Broughdale, OntarioToday is the 100th anniversary of the opening of St Luke's, Broughdale on All Saints' Day, 1906. Anglicans in the growing subdivsion of Brough, now part of London, had been worshipping in a mission church of St. John’s, Arva. The decision to build the church was made in February 1906, the foundation stone laid in July and the building completed 4 months later.

To celebrate the centennial year there has been a series of concerts that end this Friday with Alfredo Caxaj and his Latin Jazz ensemble. On Sunday there will be a 1906 style service celebrating All Saints Day. The differences in familiar prayers and order of service will show the subtle change in the Anglican service over the last 100 years.

Rector of St Luke's, Broughdale is The Ven. Jane Humphreys, Archdeacon of Middlesex.