Bishop’s Notes

Bishop’s message of September 1, 2015

Dear Friends, On Wednesday, September 9 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest-reigning monarch of Canada in the modern historical era. To mark this milestone, the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust is inviting parishes in the Diocese of Ontario along with municipalities and public institutions to participate in [...]

Resignation of Canon Chris Doering

Dear Friends, I am writing to share a letter with you that was read today during worship at St. John’s Church, Portsmouth. Please hold all concerned in your prayers through this time of transition. June 28, 2015. To: The Churchwardens and Parishioners of the Parish of St. John’s Church, Portsmouth. [...]

Resignation of the Rev. Dr. Barbara Robinson

Dear Friends, I am writing today to announce that on Sunday May 3rd, the Rev. Dr. Barbara Robinson, Incumbent of the Parish of St. Paul’s, Brockville, announced her resignation from the Parish effective July 31, 2015. I have accepted Barbara’s resignation and am blessed and thankful for the faithful service [...]

Bishop’s prayer request: May 6, 2015

Dear Friends, Please hold in your prayers Dorothy, the wife of Canon Ken Cowan, a retired clergy of this Diocese. Dorothy has suffered from alzheimers for many years and continues to battle with this illness. Almighty and merciful God, You bestow on us both the remedies of health and the [...]

Prayer for the worldwide Coptic Christian Church

Dear Friends, The tragic events of recent days in Libya with the senseless murder of twenty-one Coptic Christians by ISIL has gripped the world. These brutal acts underscore once more the importance for followers of Christ and people of faith to stand in solidarity with one another in opposition to [...]