Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Bishop Howe Nominated for Primate

Bishop Bruce HoweAs a result of a vote by Canada’s 41 bishops at a meeting April 19, the Bishop of Huron, the Rt. Rev. Bruce H. W. Howe has been shortlisted to become Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. He is one of 4 nominees along with Diocese of Edmonton Bishop Victoria Matthews; Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Bishop Fred Hiltz; and Diocese of Ontario Bishop George Bruce. The replacement for Archbishop Andrew Andrew Hutchison will be selected at the General Synod in Winnipeg. The primatial election will be held on June 22 and the new Primate will be officially installed in office the evening of June 25.

Bishop Howe was ordained a deacon in 1969 then a priest in 1971 after graduating from University of King’s College, Halifax. He began his ministry in the Diocese of Toronto where he served as Director of Social Services at the Fred Victor Mission. After that he served in Nova Scotia as rector of St. Mary’s Parish Glace Bay then as rector of the historic parish of St. John’s, Lunenburg.

Coming to the Diocese of Huron, he became the Dean of Huron and Rector of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London, Ontario in January 1988. The Rt. Rev. Bruce Howe was enthroned as the 11th Bishop of Huron on the 30th of November 2000.

UPDATES: June 22, 2007, Bishop Fred Hiltz of the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island was elected as the 13th primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.   In July 2008, Bishop Bruce Howe Announces Retirement

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


53rd Weekend

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will be the theme speaker at the 53rd Weekend which will take place June 1 - 3, 2007 at Huron University College, London, Ontario. It will be one of the Primate’s last major speaking engagements before he retires in June. He will speak to a number of themes that have been important to him during his primacy including respect, dignity, servant ministry and reconciliation.

The weekend will also include informative elective sessions,to explore issues of faith, spirituality and creativity in small group settings; a benefit concert by the Three Cantors; music to uplift and enlighten led by the 53rd Musicians.

The cost, which includes meals, is $125 for adults, $100 for students (age 11-21) and $25 for children (age 4-10). Accomodation at Huron College is an additional $60 adults, $40 students, $25 children and free for children under 4 staying in their parent's room.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


St George's of Forest Hill, Kitchener

St George's, Kitchener, OntarioThis weekend St George's of Forest Hill will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. There will be a grand gala reception on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. with The Right Rev. Robert Bennett, Bishop of Norfolk (himself a former rector) and his wife Kathie as guests of honour. The following day Bishop Bob will preach at 10 a.m.

Later in the year there will be guest speakers at the 8:15 and 10 a.m. services: Rev. Jim Horne on May 6; Rev. Herb Horsey on May 27; Rev. Frank Thompson on September 16; Canon Don Ford on November 11.

Also planned are 3 concerts. The Three Cantors will perform on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (in aid of the Huron Hunger Fund) followed by a reception. The Rev. Tim Elliott will present a jazz concert with music and stories for life’s journey on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m., and again followed with a reception. On Friday, November 30 there will be a dramatic reading of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in the church followed by a final special gala.

Friday, April 13, 2007


Middleton and Bayfield, Ontario

Trinity Anglican, Bayfield, OntarioThe Rev Mona Goulette, rector of Trinity, Bayfield and St James, Middleton is resigning the parish effective April 30. Rev Goulette was inducted rector last June, she plans to do post graduate study.

The Bayfield parish began in 1849 and construction of the church building began in 1855 from local bricks. Its first rector, Reverend Robert Campbell, had been the first Anglican Missionary in the Huron Tract. Arriving in 1834 from England and based in Goderich he travelled throughout the area including Bayfield. For many years church services were held in a log school house built in 1836.

One of the churches major fund-raisers is the Antiques Fair held at the Bluewater Bayfield Complex each August.

Monday, April 09, 2007


Recent Appointments

Rev. Marian Haggerty was inducted rector of Holy Trinity, London on February 25th.
Rev. Darlene Cunliffe was inducted Priest-in-Charge Trinity Waterford on March 18.
Rev. Tom Carman was inducted rector of St. Aidan's Windsor on March 23rd.
Rev. Tom Anderson was inducted as rector of Trinity, Watford and St. Paul’s, Kerwood March 25.
Rev. Canon Beverley Wheeler has been appointed part time Priest in Charge at Church of the Transfiguration, London.
Rev. David Fuller will be inducted as rector of The Parish of Rondeau Bay on Sunday April 15 at 4 pm. at Trinity, Blenheim.
Rev. Adele Miles has been appointed the incumbent of Trinity, Aylmer and the incumbent of Trinity, Port Burwell and St. Luke’s, Vienna, effective May 1.
Rev. Bill Ward is appointed rector of St. John’s, Tillsonburg and St. Stephen‘s, Culloden, effective June 1st. Currently Rev. Ward is the rector of Trivitt Memorial, Exeter and St. John-by-the-Lake, Grand Bend and provides oversight for St. Patrick’s, Saintsbury.

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Free Public Lecture

Dr. John Dominic Crossan will be giving a free Lecture at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church, 442 William St, London next Tuesday, April 12 at 8pm titled "Faith, Reason and the Historical Jesus"

Dr. Crossan is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, DePaul University, Chicago and author of among other works "The Birth of Christianity: Discovering What Happened in the Years Immediately After the Execution of Jesus", "Who Is Jesus? Answers to Your Questions about the Historical Jesus", "The Essential Jesus: Original Sayings and Earliest Images", and "The Historical Jesus".

It is the inaugural lecture in a series Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church is jointly sponsoring with the R.T.Orr Faculty of Theology Lecture (Huron College).

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Blessing of Oils

All Saints, Windsor, OntarioThis week on Maundy Thursday, April 5, there will be Blessing of Oil services at:

The Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, London, at 12:15 pm with celebrant, Bishop Bob Bennett and homilist, the Rev’d Steve Yeo.

Church of the Holy Saviour, Waterloo, at 12:15 pm with celebrant, Bishop Bruce Howe and homilist, the Rev’d Patrick Byrne.

All Saints’ Anglican Church, Windsor (pictured), at 12:00 noon with celebrant, Bishop Jack Peck and homilist, the Rev’d Sue Paulton

Who Should attend? Clergy and lay representatives, especially those who offer particular support for the church's ministry of reconciliation, healing and pastoral care visitors, those who administer the reserved sacrament. Those who desire to receive the ministry of healing through the laying on of hands and anointing with oil.