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 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.

Reg will provide Sunday ministry along with pastoral coverage for the parishes.

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.

Please be assured of our support and continuing prayers for God’s strength and grace as we move forward.

Yours in Christ’s Service,

Bishop Michael