Tuesday, August 26, 2008


St James Westminster Anglican

Inside St James Westminster Anglican, London, Ontario115 Askin Street, London, Ontario

St James Westminster is located in the 'Old South' area of London, Ontario with the first building opened in 1873. It has over 500 families on its parish roll with 60% driving to the services from outside of the 'Old South' area.

St. James' Church is in the Delaware deanery that with the Deanery of Wellington makes up the Archdeaconry of Erie.   The Ven. Ken Anderson has been rector since 1999 and is also Archdeacon of Erie.

Associate at St James' is Rev. Keith Fleming, a History Professor at the University of Western Ontario and former Rector of St. George's and Grace Church, Middlesex Centre and associate priest at St. Stephen's Memorial, London.   Honorary Assistant since 1983 is Rev Jack Doidge who was baptised at St James in 1915 and ordained in 1940.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Trivitt Memorial, Exeter, Ontario

Trivitt Memorial Bell Tower264 Main Street, Exeter, Ontario

Trivitt Memorial Church, Exeter was built in 1888, paid for by Thomas Trivitt, Justice of the Peace in Huron County.  
The bell tower stands 92 feet high and houses a chime of 20 bells.   Trivitt Memorial replaced the first Anglican Church in Exeter, Christ Church, built in 1860, that after the new church was built was used as a display building at the annual fair until it was torn down in 1939.

161st Batallion Colours, Trivitt MemorialIn the church are the colours of 161st (Huron) Battalion, a unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, that recruited from Huron County.   It was formed Dec. 2, 1915 in London, Ontario and eventually joined the 14th Brigade, 5th Division in Feb 1917.

Rev. Brad Dunbar became rector of Trivitt Memorial, Exeter and St. John-by-the-Lake, Grand Bend (with priestly oversight for St.Patrick's, Saintsbury) on June 4, 2008.   He had been appointed lay pastor in January.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


St. Bartholomew's, Sarnia

St. Bartholomew's Logo, Sarnia, OntarioSt. Bartholomew's Anglican, Sarnia, Ontario718 Cathcart Boulevard, Sarnia, Ontario

The parishioners at St. Bartholomew's, Sarnia are active in many forms of outreach in the community including: preparing and serving lunch at the Inn of the Good Shepherd on the 2nd Wednesday of each month; collecting toiletries and donating seasonal gifts to the Sarnia Women's Interval Home; donating the proceeds from the children's Funfair to Sleeping Children Around the World; participating in Operation Christmas Child that arranges for shoe boxes filled with school supplies, toiletries, small toys and special treats that are given children in need throughout the world.

The Rev. Rachael Parker has indicated she will resign as rector of St Bartholomew's effective January 31, 2009.   At that time she will journey to be with Rev. Rob Parker with his chaplaincy position with the Canadian Armed Forces.   Until the end of the year, she is one of the Diocese of Huron's Chaplains to Youth.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008


St Aidan's, London, Ontario

St AidanSt Aidan's, London, Ontario1246 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario

St Aidan's Church, London is one of two active Anglican churches in the Diocese of Huron named after the Irish monk, the other is St Aidan's, Windsor, Ontario.   The saint was born around 600 and became the first Bishop of Lindisfarne in 635. He founded the monastery on Holy Island off the northeast coast of England and from there converted Northumbria to Christianity. He died August 31, 651.

Associate Rectors at St Aidan's Church are the Rev. Fr. D. Jay Koyle and The Rev. Dr. Todd Townshend who share responsibility for leadership in pastoral care, teaching, and the preaching and sacramental ministries. Rev Koyle served as Rector of St. Aidan's from December 1995 until July 2002, when he and Rev. Dr. Townshend began their ministry together as Associates. The shared responsibility allows both to teach at the Faculty of Theology at Huron University College, Rev. Koyle is Lecturer in Liturgics while Rev. Dr. Townshend teaches Homiletics (Preaching).