People In The News

Congratulations (Bishop Michael and Susan Bird)

Posted: January 8, 2018

Congratulations to Bishop Michael Bird and Susan Bird, on the birth of their first grandchild, Emma Susan Bird, born on Saturday, January 6 in Hamilton. First time parents Matthew and Jenn Bird are overjoyed. Please remember the Bird family as they celebrate their newest family member.

Appointment (The Reverend Canon Dr. Dawn Davis)

Posted: January 8, 2018

The Reverend Canon Dr. Dawn Davis, from the Diocese of Toronto, has accepted the two-fold full time position as Faith Formation Coordinator for the Greater St.Catharines area, and for the Diocese of Niagara, beginning March 18.

Sympathy (The Reverend Ted Crabtree)

Posted: January 3, 2018

The Reverend Ted Crabtree, retired from full time ministry in 1993, died on December 30th in Winnipeg. Reverend Crabtree ministered as Assistant Curate at Grace, Milton, Rector of Christ Church, St.Catharines, and Honorary Assistant at St.John's, Port Dalhousie. He was predeceased by his wife, Marian. Funeral service was held on January 3, at St.Peter's Church, Winnipeg, with Interment of Ashes in St.Catharines, at a later date.   

You may offer your thoughts and condolences to the family c/o Sharon Crabtree -

Sympathy (Mrs. Joy Clarke)

Posted: January 2, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the Reverend Michael Clarke, Rector of St.Stephen's, Hornby, on the death of his mother, Joy, on December 25. A private family burial has taken place. A Memorial Service, with Reception to follow, will be held on Saturday, January 20, at 11 a.m., at Christ Church, 4 Elizabeth Street, Brampton. Please keep Rev. Clarke, his wife, Tina, and their family, in your thoughts and prayers.

Election (Provincial Synod)

Posted: November 18, 2017

The Synod of the Diocese of Niagara has elected the following lay and clergy delegates to form its delegation to Provincial Synod in 2018:

Lay Delegates: Ms. Susan Little, Canon Pat Davis, Mr. Neil Bell, Mr. Andrew Clinkard

Clergy Delegates: The Venerable Valerie Kerr, The Venerable Dr. David Anderson, The Very Reverend Peter Wall, The Reverend Canon Dr. Michael Mondloch

Bishop Michael has also appointed Ms. Siobhan Bennett as our youth delegate to provincial synod.

Canons Appointed

Posted: November 17, 2017

At the 143rd Synod of the Diocese of Niagara in November, Bishop Michael Bird named the following people as honourary canons of Christ's Church Cathedral:

A service of installation will take place at our Cathedral in Hamilton on Sunday, February 11 at 4pm.

Election (The Reverend Ann Turner)

Posted: November 1, 2017

The Electoral Synod Nominations and Planning Committee has elected the Reverend Ann Turner as its Chairperson. For matters related to the upcoming Episcopal Election, Ann can be reached at the following e mail address: