People In The News

Retirement (Archdeacon Suzanne Craven)

Posted: April 23, 2018

The Venerable Suzanne Craven has submitted her resignation and intention to retire as Rector of Church of the Epiphany, Oakville, and Archdeacon of Trafalgar, effective June 15. We wish Suzanne all the best as she prepares to transition from full time ministry to retirement.

Appointment (The Reverend Terry Holub)

Posted: April 17, 2018

The Reverend Terry Holub has submitted his resignation as Rector of Holy Trinity, Niagara Falls, effective May 28, and has accepted the position of Rector of St.David's, Welland, on a three-quarter time basis, beginning May 29.

Appointment (The Reverend Nirmal Mendis)

Posted: April 17, 2018

The Reverend Nirmal Mendis has accepted the position as Pastoral Associate, on a one quarter time basis, at St.David's, Welland, effective June 1, while maintaing his ministry as Rector of All Saints, Dain City, and Christ Church, Wainfleet, part-time.

Sympathy (Elizabeth Lockhart Manker, O.N.)

Posted: April 15, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Elizabeth Lockhart Manker, O.N., a faithful member of Christ Church, Niagara Falls, who died on April 8. Her funeral will be held from Christ Church on April 28th at 1 p.m. Please remember the family and the community of Christ Church in your thoughts and prayers.

Congratulations (The Reverend Dr. Daniel Tatarnic)

Posted: April 10, 2018

Congratulations to the Reverend Dr. Daniel Tatarnic who successfully defended his thesis and received his Doctor of Ministry degree. 

Sympathy (Mary-Lou Duby)

Posted: April 10, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to Canon Laurie Duby, and family, on the sudden passing of his wife, Mary-Lou. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 13th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kitching, Steepe and Ludwig, 146 Mill Street, Waterdown. Funeral service will be held from Grace Church, 157 Mill Street, Waterdown, on Saturday, April 14th, at 11 a.m. Please remember Canon Laurie Duby and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Congratulations (Ruth Anne and Andrew Martin)

Posted: April 5, 2018

Congratulations to Ruth Anne Martin, Administrator of Accounts Payable and Receivable, and her husband, Andrew, on the birth of their third grandchild: William August Martin, to proud parents James and Danielle. Big brother, Oliver, and big sister, Anya, are excited to welcome their new brother home.

Retirement (Mrs. Ruth Anne Martin)

Posted: April 5, 2018

Ruth Anne Martin has submitted her resignation as Administrator of Accounts Payable and Receivable, and will retire on April 30, 2018. Prior to her position in the finance department, Ruth Anne began at Cathedral Place as receptionist. She has also been an active leader in the Fresh Start Program, and her plan is to continue with that on a volunteer basis after retirement. We wish Ruth Anne and her husband, Andrew, many great retirement years.

Sympathy (Mrs. Ethel Straw)

Posted: March 12, 2018

Mrs. Ethel Straw, long time and faithful member of Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, Stoney Creek, and widow of the Reverend Canon William Straw, died on February 20, in British Columbia. Please remember the bereaved family in your thoughts and prayers. Please feel free to send a note to the family c/o Mr. Chris Straw -

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 29, at 9:30 a.m., at The Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, 25 Lake Avenue South, Stoney Creek, with a reception to follow in the parish hall.

Coadjutor Bishop Elected (Susan Bell)

Posted: March 3, 2018

The Reverend Canon Susan Bell has been elected by the synod of the Diocese of Niagara to serve as coadjutor bishop, and ultimately succeed the Right Reverend Bishop Michael Bird on June 1, 2018. 

Canon Susan Bell, 51, is a pioneering priest and former school chaplain who was ordained in 1997 by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. She is presently the canon missioner for the Diocese of Toronto, an honorary assistant at St. James Cathedral, Toronto, and an associate priest at the parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Toronto. She is also a Ph.D. candidate in Church History at St. Michael’s College within the Toronto School of Theology. Read her election profile here.

A service to consecrate the bishop-elect is planned for Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Hamilton. 

Retirement (Diocesan Chancellor)

Posted: December 13, 2017

Canon Robert Welch has announced his intention to retire as Diocesan Chancellor effective June 30, 2018.