Tuesday, February 26, 2008


St. Paul's Anglican, Port Dover, Ontario

St. Paul's Anglican, Port Dover, OntarioPort Dover has a population of about 5,500. It is located in Long Point Bay on the north shore of Lake Erie.

Each year,on the first Sunday in March, St. Paul's hosts the annual Fishermen’s Service. Everyone is invited to come and celebrate a very important aspect of life in Port Dover, commercial fishing. Port Dover's fishing industry at one time hosted the largest freshwater fishing fleet in the world. St. Paul's Church pays tribute to those who made their living on the lake, and prayers are said for those who continue that tradition. The church is decorated with fishing nets, a ship's
wheel and various other items that are part of a fisherman's equipment.

Rev. Kendall Reimer has been the Rector of St. Paul's, Port Dover since September 2006.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


St. James the Apostle, Wallaceburg, Ontario

St. James the Apostle, Wallaceburg, OntarioWallaceburg is a town of approximately 13,000 nestled on the banks of the Sydenham River, 25 km north of Chatham and 50 km south of Sarnia and within a fifteen minute drive of Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River.

The Church of St. James the Apostle is the oldest church in Wallaceburg, founded in 1864. It has a beautiful nave and sanctuary and can seat approximately 220 parishioners. St. James has been blessed with two large halls, Steinhoff and St. James, both wheelchair accessible as well as spacious Sunday School rooms and a well-equipped nursery.

St. James the Apostle, Wallaceburg is in a 2-point parish with St. James the Apostle, Port Lambton. Rector is Rev. Len Myers appointed February 1, 2007.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


St. James Anglican, Ingersoll, Ontario

St. James Anglican, Ingersoll, OntarioIngersoll, Ontario was first settled by Major Thomas Ingersoll in 1793 who was promised some 80,000 acres of land in the present Oxford County for himself and a group of American associates. He brought a number of settlers into this area before the government revoked the agreement in 1797 and Ingersoll moved away in 1805. His son Charles (1791-1831) a veteran of the War of 1812 and a half-brother of Laura Secord, acquired the Oxford family homestead in 1817. He became a leading citizen of the pioneer community known at first as Oxford but later re-named Ingersoll.

The first services for St. James' parish were held in the schoolhouse in 1834, 18 years before Ingersoll was incorporated as a village in 1852. Three members of the first council were also members of St. James' parish. A new church building was proposed in 1865 and the present building was completed in 1869.

Today, the congregation numbers 250 families and individuals. The rector is the Rev. Jim Carr. On January 31, 2008, Ted Winter was ordained a deacon (non stipendiary) with special responsibilities for outreach ministry at St. James, Ingersoll.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Diocese of Huron Deans 2008

The following are appointed Regional Deans for 2008:

St. Paul's Anglican, Stratford, OntarioBrant/Norfolk: Rev Heather Robinson
    of St James' on-the-Hill, Brantford
Brough: Rev Rob Luxton
    of St. John the Evangelist, London
Delaware: Rev Canon Sam Thomas
    of St. Michael and All Angels, London
Essex: Rev Sue Paulton
    of St David's Church and St Mark's Church, Windsor
Huron: Rev Allan LivingstoneSt. Thomas Anglican, Owen Sound, Ontario
    of St George's, Goderich and Christ Church, Port Albert
Kent: Rev Paul Millward
    of Christ Church, Chatham
Lambton: Rev Rob Lemon
    of St. John-in-the-Wilderness, Bright's Grove and Christ Church, Camlachie
Medway: Rev Greg Little
    of St. James, Parkhill and St. Mary's, Brinsley
Oxford: Rev Bruce Genge
    of Old St. Paul's, Woodstock
Holy Trinity Church, London, OntarioPerth: Rev Tanya Phibbs
    of St. Paul's, Stratford
Saugeens: Rev Claire Miller
    of St. Thomas, Owen Sound (shown left)
Waterloo: Rev Rob Towler
    of St. Andrew's Memorial, Kitchener
Wellington: Rev Marian Haggerty
    of Holy Trinity Church, London (shown right)