People In The News

Sympathy (Margaret Vance, O.N.)

Posted: July 19, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the community of Grace Church, Waterdown, on the death of Margaret Vance, O.N., a long time and faithful member.  Margaret passed away on July 15.  Funeral service will be held from her parish church on July 24th.  Please remember the bereaved family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Resignation (The Reverend Javier Arias)

Posted: July 17, 2018

The Reverend Javier Arias has submitted his resignation as Rector of St.Alban's, Beamsville, effective August 31. Javier feels called to seek other ministry opportunities in the Epicopal Church USA, and in Latin American contexts. We are committed to the continuation of the Migrant Farm Worker's mission as a vital diocean ministry.

Sympathy (Thelma Olga de Souza)

Posted: July 12, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Margaret Griffin and the Reverend Dr. Eric Griffin on the passing of Margaret's mother, Thelma Olga De Souza, on July 12.  Please keep Margaret and Eric, and their family, in your thoughts and prayers. Click here for Thelma's obituary funeral details. 

Contract Concluded (Lisa Di Veto)

Posted: July 12, 2018

The Bishop has decided to conclude, effective September 30, our legacy giving and fund development contract with Lisa Di Veto as part of a reimagining of this area of ministry. We have appreciated Lisa’s substantial efforts over the past three years to strengthen our parish ministries and wish her well going forward. 

Appointment (Greg Tweney)

Posted: July 3, 2018

Bishop Susan Bell has appointed Greg Tweney as diocesan chancellor, effective July 1. Greg is a parishioner at St. Elizabeth's in Burlington, a Crown Counsel with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, and has served as vice-chancellor for the past year.

A service of installation will take place at Christ's Church Cathedral in Hamilton this fall.

Sympathy (The Reverend Canon Jean Archbell)

Posted: July 2, 2018

With deep sadness, we share the news that Canon Jean Archbell, Rector of St.James, Dundas, died late Sunday evening. We give thanks to God for Jean's life and her steadfast witness to the Gospel.  Please hold in your prayers Jean's husband, Dave; her daughters, Samantha and Alica; and their whole family as well as the many people, parishes and communities she touched through her ministry. 

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, July 4, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; at Church of St.James, 137 Melville Street, Dundas. A service celebrating Jean's life will take place on Thursday, July 5, at 11 a.m., at Christ's Church Cathedral, 252 James Street North, Hamilton. Clergy are invited to vest - white stole.

Appointment (The Venerable Bruce McPetrie)

Posted: June 25, 2018

Archdeacon Bruce McPetrie has been appointed on a limited term contract as Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. Paul's, Glanford (Mount Hope), on a part time basis, from August 1 to September 30, 2018.

St. Matthew's House Executive Director

Posted: June 25, 2018

The Board of Directors of St. Matthew’s House is pleased to announce the appointment of Renée Wetselaar to the position of Executive Director effective July 3, 2018. St. Matthew’s House is an Anglican-affiliated social service organization in Hamilton that strives to be a place of hope and support for people to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Archdeacon of Trafalgar

Posted: June 25, 2018

The Reverend Canon Michael Patterson, Rector of Church of the Incarnation, Oakville, has been appointed Archdeacon of Trafalgar, effective July 1.  A date for collation will be planned for the fall.  Congratulations! 

Appointment (The Venerable Val Kerr)

Posted: June 19, 2018

The Venerable Val Kerr has submitted her resignation as Rector of St.John the Evangelist, Niagara Falls, and has accepted the appointment of Archdeacon for Truth, Reconciliation and Indigenous Ministry, on a 3/4 time basis, beginnng August 1, and Priest-in-Charge at All Saints, Hagersville, on a 1/4 time basis, effective August 21.   

Appointment (The Reverend Holly Klemmensen)

Posted: June 19, 2018

The Reverend Holly Klemmensen has submitted her resignation as Pastoral Associate at St.Luke's, Burlington, and has accepted the appointment as Rector of St.John the Divine, Cayuga, beginning August 15.