Tuesday, July 29, 2008


St Mark's Anglican, Brantford, Ontario

Scouts Guides Window, Brantford, Ontario'Calming of the Storm' by Christopher WallisThe first St Mark's was erected in 1953.   The congregation moved to the current location when the present building was constructed in 1965.

In 1978, Christopher Wallis of London, Ontario designed the stained glass windows.   The window shown left was presented by the 38th Brantford Scouts, Cubs, Venturers & Beavers and the 23rd Brantford Guides and Brownies commemorating
the 70th Anniversary of Scouting in Canada.   In 2001, after the nave was enlarged, 'Calming of the Storm' (right), also by Christopher Wallis, was added.

The Ven. Dr. Jim Sutton became rector in 2000 and has been Archdeacon of Brant/Norfolk & Oxford since 2003.   In September 2006, Rev. Vickie Edgeworth-Pitcher became Associate Pastor for Youth and Family; she is also Chaplain to Wilfrid Laurier through ministry at Grace Church, Brantford.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


St Stephen's, Oldcastle, Ontario

St Stephen's, Oldcastle, OntarioOldcastle, Ontario is on the southern outskirts of Windsor. St. Stephen's was established in 1841 as a mission of St John's Anglican, Sandwich, Ontario with services taking place on a farm. In 1871 a frame building was constructed and in 1913 the present brick church was commenced immediately to the north of it and consecrated in 1921.

There are 2 services each Sunday. Holy Communion at 8:15 a.m. uses the 1962 rite. At 11:00 a.m. is Holy Communion using the B.A.S. and Morning Prayer every 4th Sunday. St Stephen's, Oldcastle is in a 2-point parish with the Church of the Redeemer, Colchester North. Rector is Rev. Jane Fletcher who is also the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer representative for the Diocese of Huron.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Caledon Concert

CaledonScotland's three tenors, Caledon, will be performing a concert at St. George's Anglican Church, 87 North Street, Goderich on Friday, Aug 1, 2008 at 8 PM (doors open at 7).

Tickets are $25 per person with proceeds to the St George's Anglican Church, Goderich Restoration Fund.   Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the church any day between 9 AM and noon.   Tickets are also available from sponsors:   Ernie King Music, The Square 519-524-4689;   All Around The House, The Square 519-524-4181;   Sweets and Memories, The Square 519-524-8016;   J's Bistro, The Square 519-524-5392;   The Livery Theatre, South Street 519-524-6262 and Mark's Work Wearhouse, Suncoast Mall 519-524-6288.

The following day Caledon will be performing at Knox Presbyterian Church, 345 Durham St, Kincardine, Ontario.   They then continue their tour in Berlin, Germany.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Trinity Church, Blenheim, Ontario

Trinity Anglican Church, Blenheim, OntarioBlenheim, Ontario was incorporated into a town in 1885 and is now part of Chatham-Kent.

Trinity Church, Blenheim, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The congregation was formed in 1858 with a small, wood-frame church built. In 1882, the current, stone building in Blenheim's downtown replaced that structure. A reformed, independent church is still using the original building. Trinity's Sesquicentennial banquet was on May 17th and Bishop Bruce Howe led a worship service the following day. The church is having other events and will publish a commemorative booklet that may be purchased by contacting the church office at 519-676-2081.

Trinity, Bleiheim along with St. Paul's, Erieau and Grace Church in the Rondeau Government Park form the Parish of Rondeau Bay. Rev. David Fuller became the rector February 1, 2007.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Bishop Bruce Howe Announces Retirement

Right Reverend Bruce HoweMEDIA RELEASE
Bishop Announces Retirement After 40 Years of Ministry

The Right Rev. Bruce Howe has announced his retirement as Anglican Bishop of Huron, effective Sept. 1, 2008.

Bishop Howe has given his entire life to the church he loves, including 40 years in ordained ministry. Howe was ordained in Nova Scotia and after some work in the Diocese of Toronto, went back to Nova Scotia for several years. He returned to Ontario in 1988 as Dean of Huron and Rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral. He was elected and consecrated as the 11th Bishop of Huron in 2000. Bishop Howe is known for his tireless style of ministry and his constant care for God’s people. Fond of saying, "God is good to Huron", Howe's ever present smile and outgoing personality are hallmarks of how he has been good to the second largest Diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Howe is currently on a planned sabbatical leave.

The Right Rev. Robert Bennett, Suffragan (Assistant) Bishop of Huron says,

"It is difficult to contemplate Bishop Bruce not being at the helm of the diocese. His ever present faith, vision and energy have profoundly affected every facet of diocesan life and witness. As he transitions to the next phase of life’s journey, his Huron family wishes him God’s speed. As a personal friend and Episcopal colleague these past years, I shall miss him deeply and wish he and his family nothing but a wonderful retirement."

A process to select a new Bishop for Huron will commence shortly.

A picture and profile of Bishop Howe is available on the Diocesan Website at www.diohuron.org. Follow the links through "Bishops Office."

For more information and/or comment
The Rev. T. Keith Nethery
Media Relations Officer
Anglican Diocese of Huron

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Memorial Church, Port Ryerse, Ontario

Memorial Church, Port Ryerse, OntarioPort Ryerse is on the north shore of Lake Erie on Young's Creek. Samuel Ryerse built the first mill about 1797 that was burned down by invading Americans during the War of 1812. The local shipping industry was the foundation for the village and prospered most during the mid-1800s, exporting lumber and grain.

Memorial Church, Port Ryerse is in the 4-point Long Point Bay Parish with St. John's Church, Port Rowan, St. John's Church, Woodhouse and the summer congregation of St. Andrew's-by-the-Lake, Turkey Point. The parish also included St. William Church, St. William's that closed and had its deconsecration service on January 28, 2007.

Rector is Rev. Tony Bouwmeester and Marianne Bouwmeester is the Parish Coordinator.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


St Martin-in-the Fields, London, Ontario

St Martin-in-the Fields, London, OntarioThe first service of St. Martin-in-the Fields, London, Ontario was held on Sunday, November 6th, 1955 in the rectory on West Mile Road. By March 1957 the present church building (worship area) was built and was officially opened and dedicated by the the sixth Bishop of Huron, the Rt. Rev. George Nasmith Luxton, on April 20, 1957. In 1963, additions were made which included Congress Hall and a new narthex and cloakroom. as well as the extension of the sanctuary area. An elevator was installed in 1999 making the church wheelchair accessible.

St. Martin-in-the Fields is in the Medway deanery. Its rector is Rev Canon Sid Smithson.