Announcements & Ministry Opportunities

June 2017

Ministry Opportunities

Hyanto Ministries seeks new volunteers

Hyanto Ministries is looking to increase our membership! We are a growing and active group that supports the work of Camp Hyanto and other children and youth work in the Diocese of Ontario. VBS, Camp Hyanto, PA Day Events, Leadership Development, Alumni, Sunday School Workshops to name a few of the projects. The work of the Board is broken into 4 sub-groups: Property, Program, HR/Staffing and Marketing/Advertising. For more information about joining one of these sub-groups please contact: Cheryl Green-Betts @ cheryl.greenbetts@gmail.com.

Announcements

Rev. Lynn Dillabough

The Rev. Lynn Dillabough new regional dean for Leeds & Grenville

Bishop Michael Oulton is pleased to announce that the Rev. Lynn Dillabough, incumbent at St. Paul’s, Brockville, has been elected the Regional Dean for Leeds & Grenville Deanery. As dean Lynn will facilitate monthly meetings to promote sharing and spiritual growth and act as an advocate for clergy members of the deanery. Blessings on Lynn as she undertakes these new responsibilities.

Rev. Canon David Smith resigns from parishes of Marysburgh and Kente

Canon David Smith

The Rev. Canon David Smith announced his resignation from the Parish of Marysburgh and Kente effective October 1, 2017. David has been appointed as the Incumbent of Christ Church St. James in Etobicoke.

Bishop Oulton is blessed and thankful for the faithful service that David has provided to our diocese. Along with ministering to the parishes of Marysburgh and Kente he also served as Incumbent of St. Mary Magdalene, Napanee, the diocesan Stewardship and Congregational Development Coordinator, and the diocesan Screening in Faith Coordinator. David also played a significant role in our Refugee Program (DOORS).


May 2017

Announcements

Rev. Richard Hetke new Regional Dean of Quinte

Rev. Richard Hetke

Bishop Michael Oulton would like to announce that the Rev. Richard Hetke, incumbent at St. Mary Magdalene, Napanee, has been elected the Regional Dean of Quinte. As regional dean Rev. Hetke will facilitate monthly meetings to promote sharing and spiritual growth and act as an advocate for clergy members of the deanery. Blessings on Richard as he undertakes these new responsibilities.

Celebration of New Ministry

Rev. Bram Pearce

The Celebration of New Ministry for the Rev. Bram Pearce will be held at St. Peter’s, Collins Bay, on Jerusalem Sunday, May 28 at 5 p.m. Bishop Michael will be celebrating and deanery clergy are expected to attend and robe. Diocesan and other clergy are also welcome to attend and robe. The liturgical colour will be white. There will be a reception following the service in the parish hall.


April 2017

Ministry Opportunities

St. Peter’s, Collin’s Bay, seeks organist and choir director

St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Collin’s Bay is seeking an organist and choir director. The organist will be responsible for preparing music in conversation with the clergy, playing the organ at our traditional Sunday service (10 am), special services throughout the year, and leading a weekly choir rehearsal. The organist will be compensated for his/her time. The candidate should be acquainted with Anglican tradition—with a desire to nurture our choir. Candidates are invited to send a resume and cover letter to Rev’d Bram Pearce: bram.pearce@gmail.com by May 15. For more information please call (613) 384-1782. The interview process will also involve an opportunity to play during Sunday worship. A background check is required for this position, as well as adherence to our diocesan Screening in Faith policy.


March 2017

Announcements

Celebration of New Ministry

Rev. Jonathan Askwith

A Celebration of New Ministry will be held for the Rev. Jonathan Askwith, Incumbent of the Church of St. Andrew’s, Sharbot Lake, on Sunday March 26 at 5 p.m. The service will be observing the Feast of Annunciation. Bishop Michael will be celebrating and diocesan and other deanery clergy are expected to attend and robe. The liturgical colour will be white. A reception will follow the service.


February 2017

Announcements

Rev. Bram Pearce

New Incumbent for St. Peter’s Kingston

Reverend Bram Pearce has been appointed Incumbent of St. Peter’s, Kingston, effective March 27. Bram received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College (University of Toronto) and studied theology at Wycliffe College receiving his Masters of Religion in 2006. Following ordination as a Salvation Army Officer in 2007, he joined the Anglican Church and was ordained a deacon in our diocese in 2012, and priested in 2013. He began his ministry as Assistant Curate of St. John’s, Bath, before becoming the Incumbent of that parish.

Interim Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s Bath

Rev. Sue Beare

Reverend Sue Beare will serve as Interim Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s, Bath, effective March 27. Rev. Beare will provide Sunday ministry along with pastoral coverage for the parish. Major (Retired) the Reverend Sue Beare arrived in Kingston in 2007 by way of the Canadian Forces and is an active priest of this diocese. She is involved in veterans support groups and is a Royal Canadian Legion Chaplain. Most recently, she was Interim Priest-in–Charge of the Parish of Lansdowne Rear.

Priest-in-Charge for Newboro-Westport

The Reverend Canon Dr. David Ward will serve as Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Newboro-Westport effective March 1. David will provide Liturgical, Pastoral and Missional ministry and important leadership for the three churches of this parish.

Reverend Canon Dr. David Ward was ordained as a deacon in 1984 and to the priesthood in 1985. He has faithfully served a number of parishes in our diocese, including St. James, Kingston, as curate, Camden East with Odessa and Morven, St. Mary Magdalene, Picton, and St. Paul’s, Kingston, as Rector. He also served on a wide range of diocesan boards and committees. Since his retirement in 2009 he has served as interim in several parishes.

New warden and deputy warden for the Lay Readers Association

Rev. Nancy Beale

Bishop Oulton is pleased to appoint The Reverend Nancy Beale as Warden of the Lay Readers’ Association. She will move into this position from Deputy Warden. Nancy’s passion for ministry and gained experience will provide strong leadership and spiritual direction to the Association.

Rev Lynn Dillabough

The Reverend Lynn Dillabough has accepted the Bishop’s appointment as Deputy Warden of the Lay Readers’ Association. Lynn is the Incumbent of St. Paul’s, Brockville. Lynn brings with her over 20 years of professional and Parish ministry experience, excelling in the ability to teach and mentor. This along with her enthusiasm, faithful ministry and strong leadership will be a blessing to the Association.

New Refugee Settlement Coordinator for DOORS

Bishop Michael Oulton is pleased to announce the appointment of Mangaza Merrill as the new part-time Refugee Settlement Coordinator for the Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support Committee (DOORS). Mangaza can be reached via email at doors@ontario.anglican.ca. Welcome to Mangaza as she takes on her new role with the Diocese of Ontario.


January 2017

Announcements

Celebration of New Ministry at St. John’s, Kingston

A Celebration of New Ministry will be held for the Rev. Dr. Mike Michielin, Incumbent of the Church of St. John’s, Kingston, on February 5 at 5 p.m. Bishop Michael will be celebrating and diocesan and other deanery clergy are expected to attend and robe. The liturgical colour will be green. A reception will follow the service.

Incumbent of Quinte West resigns from parish and Anglican Church of Canada

Steve Timpson has resigned as Incumbent of the Anglican Churches of Quinte West. He has voluntarily relinquished his license from the Bishop to function as a priest in the Diocese of Ontario and the Anglican Church of Canada effective January 8, 2017. The Bishop wishes to thank Steve for his service to the diocese. Further announcements to follow shortly.

New Incumbent for Parish of Parham—Sharbot Lake

Rev. Jonathan Askwith

Bishop Michael Oulton is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Jonathan Askwith, B.A., M.Div., as Incumbent of the Parish of Parham-Sharbot Lake (Diocese of Ontario) effective January 11, 2017. This appointment is in partnership with Bishop John Chapman of the Diocese of Ottawa, who is appointing Jonathan as Incumbent of the Parish of Maberly-Lanark (Diocese of Ottawa).

Jonathan, was ordained in the Diocese of Ottawa in 2014 and has served as Assistant Curate at Christ Church Bells Corners, and Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. Luke’s, Ottawa. Jonathan has also served in diocesan youth and stewardship ministry within the Diocese of Ottawa.


December 2016

Ministry Opportunities

Refugee Settlement Co-ordinator (part-time)

The DOORS coordinator is a part-time paid contract position with a commitment of 400 hours yearly and a limited budget for communication and transportation. There is a possibility of shared office space as well as meeting space available at the Diocese office in Kingston. Travel within the Diocese of Ontario should be expected as well as attending the annual SAH conference. The initial contract is for six months with the possibility of renewal. Click here for the full job description.

Incumbent-Parish of St. Peter’s, Kingston

img_9334Bishop Oulton is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Incumbent for the Parish of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Kingston, Ontario. The parish profile has been prepared and clergy who might discern a call to this position are invited to contact the Bishop at (613) 544-4774, extension 129, or by email at moulton@ontario.anglican.ca. Clergy from outside the diocese are asked to ensure that they have the permission of their diocesan bishop to inquire after this position. Expressions of interest will be received until January 5, 2017.

Announcements

Rev. Kwari resigns from Parish of Parham—Sharbot Lake

rev-georgeOn Sunday, December 4, the Rev. George Kwari, Incumbent of the Parish of Parham—Sharbot Lake, announced his resignation from the Parish effective January 1, 2017. George has been appointed by Bishop John Chapman of The Diocese of Ottawa to another parish in that Diocese. Parham—Sharbot Lake is a shared ministry model with the Ottawa Diocese (Maberley—Lanark). Bishop Oulton is blessed and thankful for the faithful service that George has provided to the people of Parham—Sharbot Lake and Marberly—Lanark since 2013. Our diocese continues to be committed to the shared ministry model with the Diocese of Ottawa that has been successful with these parishes for many years now. Work will begin immediately on building the transition plan and discerning the next Incumbent who will continue to lead all these churches on their journey in faith.


November 2016

Announcements

New accounting assistant at Synod Office

Diocesan Financial Officer John Secker is pleased to announce the appointment of Joyce Williams as the new diocesan accounting assistant (replacing Ruth Caswell who retired in October). In this role, Joyce works closely with the Diocesan Financial Officer to provide a multitude of financial services to our parishes. She provides the necessary support in maintaining the monthly centralized payroll system, coordinating the many financial relationships between parishes and the diocese, and satisfying the requirements of the many vendors involved in the successful delivery of our diocesan programs.

Joyce can be reached at jwilliams@ontario.anglican.ca or by calling (613) 544-4774 Ext. 135.

New Canons and Regional Dean for Hastings

On November 20 Bishop Michael Oulton will install The Reverend Peter Case as a Canon of St. George’s Cathedral, and specifically, to the Canonry of St. Francis of Assisi. I will also install the Rev. Dr. Barbara Robinson to the Canonry of St. Hilda.

Peter was ordained a priest at St. George’s Cathedral in 1980 and served as Assistant Curate at Christ Church Belleville before returning to Queen’s University to complete a Master of Business Administration. After having spent many years working in the investment industry, post-retirement has seen Peter serve on corporate and not-for-profit boards, and he is currently a Director of Fortis Inc. He is an Honorary Assistant at St. George’s Cathedral, is the Chair of the Diocesan Finance Committee and was a member of Synod Council form 2012 to 2015.

Rev. Dr. Barbara Robinson was ordained as an Anglican priest in 2006 and has served as a Curate at Christ Church Belleville, Rector of St. Paul’s Brockville and is currently the Interim Priest in charge in the Parish of Lakes and Locks. She has served on the Diocesan Social Justice Committee, led congregation retreats, and taught at the annual Diocesan summer school for Lay Leaders. She attended Wycliffe College from 1985-1987 (as a Salvation Army officer) but received her M.A from the University of Manitoba and Phd from the University of Ottawa in Religious Studies.

The Bishop would also like to announce that the Rev. Michael Rice of Christ Church Belleville has been elected the Regional Dean for the Hastings Deanery and will facilitate monthly meetings to promote sharing and spiritual growth and act as an advocate for clergy members of the deanery.


October 2016

Announcements

Celebration of New Ministry at Tyendinaga

A Celebration of New Ministry will be held for Reverend (Canon) Rod BrantFrancis and Reverend Lisa BrantFrancis on Sunday November 13 at 5 p.m. at All Saints Parish in Tyendinaga. Bishop Michael will be celebrating and clergy of the diocese are invited to attend and robe, joining with the deanery clergy of Quinte Deanery as they celebrate this new ministry. The liturgical colour will be green. A reception will follow the service.

Ordination of Major Trish Miller and John Morrison

Bishop Michael Oulton is pleased to announce that he will ordain Major Trish Miller to the priesthood, and John Morrison to the vocational diaconate on Sunday November 20 at 5 p.m. at St. George’s Cathedral in Kingston. The clergy and laity of the diocese are encouraged join with Frontenac Deanery clergy to attend this celebration. Clergy are invited to vest and the colour for the day will be red. Please hold Trish and John in your prayers as they prepare for this next step in their vocation to serve Christ and His Church in mission and ministry.

Ministry Opportunities

Paid choristers positions available

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, Belleville, has two paid Choral Scholar positions available for students from 15 years old and up who wish to join St. Thomas’ Senior Choir. The choir is a mixed-voice ensemble, that performs sacred music from all periods, with a special emphasis on the great classical repertoire. Renaissance motets are regularly performed at St. Thomas’ Church, both for the Sunday services, and special events of the music series such as Choral Evensong, and the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

Scholarships vary, according to the musical abilities and experience of the students. Transportation will also be taken into account. All are welcome to apply. For more information or to set an interview, please contact the directors of music, Francine & Matthieu Latreille, at MusicAtStThomas@gmail.com.

St. George’s choral scholarships

The St. George’s Cathedral Choir, Kingston, offers $1000 Choral Scholarships for students. Sing in a Cathedral with beautiful architecture, superb acoustics, and a magnificent pipe organ, and improve your music-reading skills. Eligible candidates for the Choral Scholarship are university students and late high school students. The Cathedral is at 270 King St. E., at Johnson. For more information please contact the Music Director, Michael Capon, at organist@stgeorgescathedral.ca or (613) 548-4617 x 23. Details at www.stgeorgescathedral.ca.


August 2016

Announcements

Celebrations of New Ministry and Installation of our new Dean of Ontario

A Celebration of New Ministry will be held for the Rev. Lynn Dillabough on September 18, 2016 at St. Paul’s, Brockville, at 5 p.m. Bishop Michael will be celebrating and diocesan and other deanery clergy are expected to attend and robe. The liturgical colour will be red. A wine and cheese reception will follow the service.

The Installation of Canon Don Davidson as Dean of Ontario, Rector of Kingston and the Incumbent of the Cathedral of St. George will be held on October 16, 2016 at St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston, at 5 p.m. Bishop Michael will be celebrating and diocesan and other deanery clergy are expected to attend and robe. The liturgical colour will be red.

A Celebration of New Ministry will be held for the Rev. Gerry Moore, Priest-in-Charge of the Church of the Trinity, Wolfe Island on October 2 at 5 p.m. Bishop Michael will be celebrating and diocesan and other deanery clergy are expected to attend and robe. The liturgical colour will be green. A reception will follow the service.

New regional ministry for Leeds Rear, Lansdowne Rear, Rideau and Kitley

Early in 2016, the Parishes of Leeds Rear, Lansdowne Rear, Rideau and Kitley, began a discussion on aligning their churches to the model commonly called a ‘cluster’ or ‘regional ministry’—where one clergy team  sill serve multiple congregations, each with its own identify and vestry. The model will also include some shared programming, lay ministry, leadership and governance council to oversee the ministry operation. The Bishop is pleased to announce the appointment of the Ven. Nancy MacLeod as the Incumbent and the Rev. Trish Miller as the Associate for the new cluster (including Christ Church, Athens, St. Luke’s Lyndhurst, St. Paul’s, Kitley, Holy Trinity, Oak Leaf, Holy Trinity, Lombardy and the congregation of All Saints Emmanuel, Portland).

Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. Luke’s Kingston and St. John’s Sunbury

Bishop Oulton is pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend Valerie Kelly as Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. Luke’s Kingston and St. John’s Sunbury effective September 1, 2016 until a new Incumbent is selected.

Reverend Valerie Kelly graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with an Honours B.A. She then went to Western Maryland College, receiving a Master of Science degree in Counsellor Education before studying Theology at Huron University College where she received her Masters of Divinity.

Valerie was Ordained as a Deacon in 2008 and later that year to the Priesthood. She has served as an Assistant Curate at the Cathedral Church of St. George, as Incumbent of the Parish of the Rideau and as part of Kingston North Ministries.

New incumbent for Tyendinaga

Bishop Michael is pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend (Canon) Rod BrantFrancis as Incumbent of the Parish of Tyendinaga effective October 30, 2016.  I will also be appointing his wife, The Reverend Lisa BrantFrancis as Priest Associate for the parish.

Rod was commissioned into the Church Army in 1994, was ordained Deacon in 2006 and ordained Priest in 2007.  He has served in parishes in the Diocese of Fredericton and in the Diocese of Moosonee.  Since 2006, he has been the Incumbent of St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Cree Nation of Wemindji (Diocese of Moosonee). Rod has been the Regional Dean of James Bay and has been on a number of Diocese of Moosonee Committees and Groups (Finance, Property, Bishop’s Advisory Group, Diocesan Visioning and Diocesan Council to name a few).

Lisa was commissioned into the Church Army in 1990, was ordained Deacon in 2006 and ordained Priest in 2010. She has served in parishes in the Diocese of Fredericton and in Moosonee, most recently as Assistant Priest at St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Cree Nation of Wemindji.  She has also served as Children’s Missioner out of Toronto serving Southern Ontario. In addition to parish responsibilities, Lisa currently serves as Youth and Children’s Ministry Consultant for the Diocese of Moosonee and Diocesan President of the Anglican Church Women. She is serving her third term as Diocesan Representative on the provincial executive for the ecclesiastical province of Ontario.


July 2016

Announcements

New incumbent for St. John’s, Portsmouth

Bishop Oulton is pleased to announce the appointment of The Reverend Mike Michielin as Incumbent of the Parish of St. John’s, Portsmouth effective November 1, 2016.

Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s University and studied theology at Wycliffe College receiving his Masters of Divinity in April of 1996. He was ordained as a Deacon on May 16,1996 and ordained to the Priesthood on March 16, 1997. He began his ministry as a Curate of St. George’s Trenton. He then took a leave of absence from full time parish ministry to study for his Doctorate of Theology. While studying and working as a teaching assistant at Wycliffe College, he was appointed to a number of Interim Priest-In-Charge roles (St. Luke’s, Kingston, St. John’s, Prescott, St. Peter’s, Brockville). In January 2003 he was appointed Incumbent of the Parish of Christ Church, Gananoque. In April 2004 he successfully defended his Doctoral thesis. In April of 2010 he was appointed Incumbent of St. Peter’s, Kingston.

Choral Scholarships Available

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Belleville has paid Choral Scholar positions available for students from 15 years old and up who wish to join St. Thomas’ Choir. St. Thomas’ Senior Choir is a mixed-voice ensemble, that performs sacred music from all periods, with a special emphasis on the great classical repertoire. Renaissance motets are regularly performed at St. Thomas’ Church, both for the Sunday services, and special events of the music series such as Choral Evensong, and the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Scholarships vary, according to the musical abilities and experience of the students. Transportation will also be taken into account. All are welcome to apply. For more information or to set an interview, please contact the directors of music, Francine & Matthieu Latreille, at DoMusic@StThomasBelleville.ca


June 2016

Announcements

June 12 ordination, collation and installation

Bishop Michael Oulton is pleased to announce that, God willing, he will ordain Major Trish Miller to the diaconate, collate the Rev. Charles Morris as Archdeacon of Ontario and install the Rev. Blair Peever as a canon of St. George’s Cathedral and specifically, to the Canonry of St. Barnabas, on Sunday June 12 at 7 p.m. at St. George’s Cathedral in Kingston.

The clergy and laity of the diocese are encouraged to attend this celebration. Clergy are invited to vest and the colour for the day will be red. Please hold Trish, Charles and Blair in your prayers as they prepare for this next step in their vocation to serve Christ and His Church in mission and ministry.

Celebration of new ministry for the Parishes of Marysburgh and Kente

The Celebration of New Ministry for the parishes of Marysburgh and Kente will be held on Sunday June 19 at 5 pm at St. Andrews, Wellington. Canon David Smith will be installed as the incumbent of this shared ministry. Bishop Michael will be celebrating and deanery clergy are expected to attend and vest. Diocesan and other clergy are also welcome to attend and vest. The liturgical color will be green. There will be a reception following the service in the parish hall.


May 2016

Ministry Opportunities

Incumbent-Parish of St. Johns, Kingston

Bishop Oulton is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Incumbent of the Parish of St. Johns, Kingston. The Parish Profile has been prepared and clergy who might discern a call to this incumbency are invited to contact the Bishop at (613) 544-4774, extension 129, or by email at moulton@ontario.anglican.ca. Clergy from outside the diocese are asked to ensure that they have the permission of their diocesan bishop to inquire after this position. Expressions of interest will be received until June 30, 2016.

Summer Student Opportunity with CCJC

The Church Council on Justice and Corrections, Ottawa are seeking a summer student to fill the position of Restorative Justice Coordinator. The successful candidate will be enrolled in a university or college program with a concentration in criminology or restorative justice. Please visit the CCJC site at http://ccjc.ca/summer-student-2016/. Please also review attached job description. For more information please contact Kathryn Bliss at kbliss@ccjc.ca.