Bishop’s Notes

Prayers for Pittsburgh

The Diocesan Synod meeting in Kingston this coming weekend will gather on the front steps of St. George’s Cathedral at noon on Friday, Nov 2 (All Souls Day) for the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation as we have done for the past two synods. There is never a shortage of situations [...]

Ordination of Rev. Noel Henry

Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that, God willing, I will ordain Rev. Noel Henry to the Priesthood on Sunday November 25 at 6 pm at St. John’s, Bath, followed by a reception in the church hall. Noel is currently Deacon-in-Charge for the Parish of St. John’s. The clergy [...]

Prayers for the people of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Dear Friends, I am writing to ask you to please hold in your prayers the people of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian Government has deployed the army to enforce security in the city over concerns of increasing crime and violence [read more]. The people of the Diocese of Ontario [...]

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day everyone! Each morning I give thanks to God for the joy, privilege and blessing of living in Canada. We have our challenges as a country, but the heart and soul of who we are allows us to face these challenges head on, dealing with hard truths and [...]

Evensong and Bishop’s New Year’s Levée

Join Bishop Michael Oulton and the Anglican Parish of Tyendinaga for a New Year’s Eve Evensong service and The Bishop’s Annual Levée at Christ Church Chapel Royal, Tyendinaga, on Sunday December 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. Reception to follow. Bishop Michael Oulton will preside as the Bishop Ordinary of the [...]

Interim Priest-in-Charge for Gananoque and Rockport

Dear Friends, I am 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 [...]

PWRDF response to Hurricane Irma

Dear Friends, These past weeks we have been witness to natural calamities on an epic scale, from wildfires in Canada and the United States to flooding in Nepal and India, earthquakes in Mexico and the devastating results of hurricane Harvey and Irma in the Caribbean and the Southern US. As [...]

Prayers for Canon Doug Burns

Dear Friends, Please hold in your prayers the Reverend Canon Doug Burns, retired priest of our diocese, who is recovering from surgery for a broken hip he sustained. Doug is currently at the Garden St. site at Brockville Hospital. I know you will join with me in offering prayers for [...]

June 20 is World Refugee Day

Dear Friends, Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day. I am so grateful for those whose hearts have been touched to reach out and make a difference to some of the more than 65 million people throughout the world who are forced to flee their homes and nations due to [...]

Resignation of Rev. Canon David Smith

Dear Friends, I am writing to announce to you that Bishop Jenny Andison (Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Toronto) has appointed the Reverend Canon David Smith as the Incumbent of Christ Church St. James (in Etobicoke) effective October 1, 2017. Canon David has served the Parish of Marysburgh for [...]