Sermons

Bishop’s commissary during annual vacation

Dear Friends, From August 1 until September 2, I have the joy and privilege of taking my annual vacation. Throughout this time I look forward to having ample opportunities to rest in the Spirit of the Living God and be nourished for the vocation to which the Spirit has called [...]

Ordination of Georgiana Stewart

Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that, God willing, I will ordain Georgiana Stewart to the diaconate on Sunday, September 22, at St. George’s Cathedral at 5 pm. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Canon Brad Smith. Georgiana graduated from Trinity College in the spring of this year [...]

Anne Patterson to receive Anglican Award of Merit

Dear Friends, It gives me great pleasure to extend congratulations to Anne Patterson on being named as a recipient of the Anglican Award of Merit. Her faithfulness and dedication to the mission and ministry of our Church, coupled with her love of Christ, is such a blessing from her parish [...]

Bishop’s message on the Church Bookroom

Dear Friends, The Church Bookroom has been part of the Diocese of Ontario since it’s creation in 1960. While it’s prime “reason for being” has been as a retail outlet, over the years it has served as a resource for churches, groups, clergy and laity to identify and obtain books, [...]

New priest-in-charge for Land O’ Lakes

Rev Nancy Beale Bishop Michael is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Nancy Beale as Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Land O’ Lakes: Holy Trinity, Plevna, St. John’s, Ardoch and St. Paul’s, Flinton, effective January 1, 2019. Nancy has been active in this role since the beginning of [...]

New incumbent for Christ Church Gan and Redeemer Rockport

Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Valerie Kelly as Incumbent of Christ Church, Gananoque and Church of the Redeemer, Rockport effective June 1, 2019. Valerie graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with an Honours B.A. She then attended Western Maryland College, receiving a Master [...]

New incumbent for St. Alban’s Odessa

The bishop is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Noel Henry as Incumbent of St. Alban’s Odessa effective March 4, 2019. Noel will continue to serve as the Incumbent of St. John’s Bath. Both St. Alban’s and St. John’s are engaged in a shared ministry model in which the [...]

Retirement of Rev Canon Greg Long

Further to his earlier message of December 8, 2018, Bishop Michael is now announcing the retirement of Reverend Canon Greg Long as priest-in-charge of St. Alban’s, Odessa, effective March 3, 2019. Greg was ordained a deacon in 1999 and priested in 2000. During his ministry within our diocese, he has [...]

Archbishop Colin Johnson appointed commissary

I want to thank you for the outpouring of prayer and support that many of you across our diocese have offered this week for Jeanie and our family during this difficult time. Jeanie is currently in hospital and while her condition remains serious, she is resting comfortably under the care [...]

Prayers for the family of Rev Canon Ken Cowan

Dear Friends, Please hold in your prayers the family of Rev. Canon Ken Cowan, retired priest of our diocese, who passed away on the evening of December 31. The funeral will be held on January 23 at 11 am at Christ Church Bells Corners. We rejoice in the assurance and [...]