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Sympathy (Canon Gerald Shantz)

Posted: October 17, 2018

The Reverend Canon Gerald Shantz, honorary assistant at St.John's, Port Dalhousie (St.Catharines), passed away on October 3. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 11:30 a.m., at St.John's Church, 80 Main Street, (Port Dalhousie), St.Catharines. Interment will follow at St.John's Cemetery, and a reception will be held in the parish hall following interment. Guest clergy are not expected to vest or process.

Appointment (The Reverend David Ponting)

Posted: October 15, 2018

The Reverend David Ponting has been appointed Rector of St.Paul's, Glanford, part time, beginning November 1.

Appointment (The Venerable Bruce McPetrie)

Posted: October 15, 2018

The Venerable Bruce McPetrie has been appointed Interim Pastor, part time, at St.John's, Port Dalhousie, effective November 1.

Appointment (The Reverend Canon Dr. Margaret Murray)

Posted: October 15, 2018

The Reverend Canon Dr. Margaret Murray has been appointed priest in charge, part time, at Holy Trinity, Hamilton, effective October 15.

Appointment (The Reverend Canon David Linn)

Posted: October 15, 2018

The Reverend Canon David Linn has been appointed Interim Pastor of St.James and St.Brendan's, Port Colborne, part time, beginning November 1.

Resignation (The Reverend Laura Marie Piotrowicz)

Posted: October 1, 2018

The Reverend Laura Marie Piotrowicz has submitted her resignation as Rector of St.John's, St.Catharines (Port Dalhousie), effective December 31.  Laura Marie has accepted a position as Rector of St.John's, Lunenburg, in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI.

On Leave (The Reverend Dean Cormack)

Posted: October 1, 2018

The Reverend Dean Cormack, Rector of St.John's, Winona, and Chaplain at San Gabriel, Hamilon; has been granted a leave of absence, beginning November 1, in order to seize an international mission opportunity, serving the Bishop and Diocese of Cuba as a volunteer, for up to a six month leave. The Reverend Paul Whitehouse will assume the role of Priest-in-Charge at Winona, and the Reverend Leonel Abaroa-Bolona, will assume responsibility for the San Gabriel congregation.

Appointment (Secretary of Synod)

Posted: September 12, 2018

Synod Council has appointed the Reverend Canon Bill Mous to serve as Secretary of Synod, effective January 1, 2019. In his full-time ministry role, Canon Mous will oversee governance, property and communications related matters for the diocese, under the direction of the Bishop and the synod council.

Resignation (Canon Robert Hurkmans)

Posted: September 4, 2018

Canon Robert Hurkmans has submitted his resignation as Rector of St.James and St.Brendan's, Port Colborne, effective October 31. Canon Hurkmans has accepted the position as Director of Witness, at St.Paul's, Bloor Street, in the Diocese of Toronto, beginning November 1.  

Retirement (Canon Marni Nancekivell)

Posted: August 20, 2018

The Reverend Canon Marni Nancekivell has announced her intention to retire from her diocesan appointments and employment effective March 31, 2019 and to resign her responsibilities as Secretary of Synod (with responsibility for diocesan properties) effective December 31, 2018. From January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019, Canon Nancekivell will focus her energy on the roles of Director of Safe Church and Volunteer Management and Screening on a full-time basis. 

We give thanks for Canon Nancekivell’s three decades of ministry and offer our prayers as she transitions towards retirement.