Announcements & Ministry Opportunities

September 2017

Announcements

Interim Priest-in-Charge for Christ Church Gananoque and Church of the Redeemer, Rockport

Canon Reg Gilbert

Bishop Oulton is pleased to announce the appointment of Canon Reg Gilbert as Interim Priest-in-Charge for Christ Church Gananoque and Church of the Redeemer in Rockport, effective November 1 until mid-December, 2017.

Canon Reg was ordained as an Anglican priest in our diocese in 1980 and has served a number of our parishes along with parishes in the Diocese of Algoma and the Diocese of Ottawa. Reg also served in the Canadian Forces Chaplain Services, Regular Force and Primary Reserve, from 1981 to 2013. Reg served on a number of diocesan committees, including the Bishop’s Advisory Committee and the Canons Committee.

Rev. Dr. Barbara Robinson

Come mid-December, Rev. Dr. Barbara Robinson will take over the role of Interim Priest-in-Charge for Christ Church and Church of the Redeemer.

Barbara was ordained as an Anglican priest in 2006 and has served as a Curate at Christ Church Belleville and Rector of St. Paul’s Brockville. 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.

Ministry Opportunities

Part Time Music and Choir Director

Christ Church Cataraqui, a vibrant Anglican Church in Kingston that provides services in both a historic stone church and a modern and fully accessible parish centre is seeking an experienced part time Music and Choir Director. The successful candidate will be able to lead and accompany our congregations in a blend of traditional and contemporary music styles to enhance our Sunday Worship Services. Joining you is a dedicated choir anxious to continue in their ministry and a congregation who love to sing. For a full job description please see our website www.christchurchkingston.ca.

Parish Administrative Assistant-St. James, Kingston

St. James Kingston

St. James Anglican Church is looking for a part-time Parish Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant is the first contact for parishioners and the public and demonstrates sensitivity and tact as well as excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate has a minimum of 5 years of office experience and a working knowledge of Windows platforms coupled with the ability to maintain confidentiality, work under pressure, make informed decisions within clear guidelines and effectively deal with interruptions. The successful candidate will demonstrate a proactive approach to the position and have excellent writing and proofreading skills…[read more].

August 2017

Announcements

New Lay Pastoral Associate and Priest-in-Charge for St. John’s, Bath

Noel Henry

Bishop’s Commissary Bill Clarke is pleased to announce the appointment of Noel Henry as Lay Pastoral Associate of the congregation of St. John’s, Bath, effective September 1, 2017. It is the Bishop’s intention, God willing, to ordain Noel to the Diaconate later this year at which time his official designation will become Assistant Curate. Noel is a committed, faithful and enthusiastic disciple of Christ. He recently received his Masters in Divinity from Tyndale Seminary. He also has a degree from Bharathiar University which is in Coimbatore (India). For two summers, Noel was part of the Camp Hyanto staff, serving as a Lay Chaplain and Spiritual Counsellor.

The Commissary is also pleased to appoint the Reverend Canon Greg Long as Priest-in-Charge of St. John’s commencing September 1, 2017 and continuing during the period of time that Noel serves as Lay Pastoral Associate and subsequently as Assistant Curate.

Resignation of Reverend Christine Downey

Rev. Christine Downey

I would also like to announce the resignation of the Reverend Christine Downey from the Parish of Gananoque (Christ Church) and the Parish of Lansdowne Front (Church of the Redeemer, Rockport), effective December 1, 2017. Christine has accepted an appointment to St. Mary’s Dalmahoy in the Diocese of Edinburgh, Scotland. Our diocese has been blessed and thankful for the faithful service that Christine has provided to these parishes since she came from the Diocese of Huron in 2012. She has served and taken leadership roles on a number of diocesan committees and groups, including Synod Council, Training & Development, Covenant Celebration Team and most recently Canons and Governance.

New Incumbent for Kente and Marysburgh

Reverend Ada Clifton

Bishop’s Commissary Bill Clarke is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Ada Clifton as Incumbent for the Parish of Kente (St Andrew’s, Wellington) and the Parish of Marysburgh (St Philip’s Milford and St John’s Waupoos) effective September 12, 2017.

Ada attended Concordia University for her B.A. in Therapeutic Recreation and then Wycliffe College for her M. Div. graduating in 2012. Prior to ordination, she spent the summer assisting in the Parish of Parham-Sharbot Lake and Maberly. She was ordained as a Transitional Deacon in 2012 and as a Priest in 2013. Since her ordination, she has served in the Anglican Churches of Quinte West, first as Curate and then as Associate.

Ministry opportunities

Camp Hyanto Ministries

Energy, excitement, and enthusiasm! These are words that describe the work being done by Hyanto Ministries. Camp Hyanto in Lyndhurst offers children the experience of growth, development and fun in the beautiful outdoors. It is an opportunity to come together and have fun while learning new skills, developing friendships, building confidence and having fun in a Christian environment. If this looks like something you would like to be involved in and help grow, we are looking to fill the following positions:

Registrar – handle summer camp registrations, coordinate registration information and give periodic reports to the Hyanto Ministries Board, respond to registration requests. Does not require meeting attendance.

Alumni Coordinator – develop a database of past campers, staff and volunteers, distribute information, keep alumni informed of on-going Hyanto Ministries events. Does not require meeting attendance.

Fund raising Coordinator – coordinate fund raising efforts, communicate information about events, gather a team of fund raising volunteers, assist with planning and executing fund raising efforts.

Volunteer Staff Coordinator – coordinate staff volunteers, recruit staff volunteers, assist with training of staff volunteers, receive and maintain necessary documents i.e. CPICs, Vulnerable Sector Checks, etc.

If you are able to help, if you feel called to step forward please contact Cheryl Betts @ cheryl.greenbetts@gmail.com


July 2017

Ministry opportunities

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’ Senior 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 MusicAtStThomas@gmail.com or 613-962-3636.

Parish Family, Children and Youth Events Co-ordinator

An energetic team member is required to head up our children, parish family, and youth events at St. Thomas’, Belleville. St. Thomas’ is a medium sized Anglican parish within the City of Belleville. Successful candidates require strong leadership skills, training or experience in event planning, working with children and youth, co-ordinating volunteers, and administrative skills. Hours and schedule are flexible. Responsibilities include co-ordinating children and youth programmes, organizing parish family events, and supporting volunteers. Candidates will require a current police records check, including a vulnerable sector check. A full job description will be outlined with the interviewees. Resumes and references are to be included with a letter of interest. Deadline for applications is August 15, 2017. Please send resumes to:

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church,
201 Church St.,
Belleville, Ont
K8N 5P2
613-962-3636
wardens@stthomasbelleville.ca


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.