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John Lutman, our Archivist at the Diocese of Huron Archives will be retiring at the end of this year on December 31, 2021.

John joined us in 2010 and has managed the vast store of records housed at the Archives as well as assisted those seeking to research historical information.

Located at the Huron University College, the Archives houses the records of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and funerals of Anglicans across the Diocese from as far back as the early 1800s. In addition, other historical artifacts such as architectural drawings, maps and church history are careful maintained and kept preserved by John and his team.

His extensive knowledge of our church's history will be missed by all throughout the Diocese of Huron. Please join us all in thanking and congratulating John for his dedicated service to his Church and its people here over the years. John will be honored at Synod in May.

Chapel of St. Bede, Renison University College
Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Scott McLeod as the Incumbent of the Chapel of St. Bede, Renison University College effective February 1, 2022.  Scott is currently a priest in the Diocese of Niagara. 

Please see the announcement from Renison here.

The national office of the Anglican Church of Canada will host another Advent Lessons & Carols service this year on Friday, December 17 at 8 pm, Eastern.
The national Lessons & Carols service is hoped to offer joy to our Anglican communities, particularly to those where music and singing may present challenges at this time. This is a pre-recorded service so if you are interested in including this event in your service please register for the national premiere here.
For those who are curious, here is a quick snapshot of participant churches and groups featured in the service:
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (ENL)
  • St. Paul's Cathedral (Huron)
  • Church of the Messiah, OCN (Brandon)
  • Christ Church Cathedral (Montreal)
  • Christ Church Cathedral (Yukon)
  • St. Paul's Church, Thunder Bay (Algoma)
  • Holy Cross Japanese Canadian Anglican Church (New Westminster)
  • Holy Trinity, Pembroke (Ottawa)
  • St. Thomas' Church, Inukjuak (Arctic)
  • St. James' Church, Kingston (Ontario)
  • St. George's Anglican, Granby (Quebec)
  • Christ Church Youth Group, Amherst (NSPEI)
  • Caribbean Voices (based in Montreal)
  • Canadian Spiritual Health Practitioners (Rupert's Land and Calgary)
  • Saint Benedict's table, Winnipeg (Rupert's Land)
  • St. Jude's Cathedral (Arctic)
Michelle Solomon RN, PhD(c) of the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing is looking for youth in London, Ontario to participate in a research study on how youth aged 18 - 29 and living with bipolar disorder understand and experience spirituality. This study has been approved by Western University’s Research Ethics Board.

For more information, please read this flyer. Those who are interested in participating can contact Michelle directly at the contact details within the flyer.

Left to Right: The Rev. Craig Love, The Rev. Ann Webber, The Rev. Gilles Haché, The Rev. Stephanie Donaldson, The Rt. Rev. Todd Townshend, The Rev. Jean Doyle, The Rev. Brendon Bedford, The Rev. Carol McCurdy
On Tuesday, November 30th, the Feast of St. Andrew, the following people were ordained Deacons by Bishop Townshend at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in London:  
  • The Rev. Brendon Bedford,  Deacon Assistant, Holy Saviour, Waterloo
  • The Rev. Stephanie Donaldson, Deacon with Special Responsibility for Outreach, St. James’, Stratford
  • The Rev. Jean Doyle, Deacon Assistant, St. Michael and All Angels, London
  • The Rev. Gilles Hache, Deacon Assistant, Christ Church, Meaford
  • The Rev. Dr. Craig Love, Deacon Assistant, St. George’s of Forest Hill, Kitchener
  • The Rev. Carol McCurdy, Deacon Assistant, St. George’s, Owen Sound
  • The Rev. Ann Webber, Deacon Assistant, St. Michael and All Angels, London 

Congratulations to all of them in their new ministries!
Bishop Townshend appoints The Reverend Canon Dr. Valerie Keynon as the Priest-in-Charge of the Church of the Transfiguration, London effective January 1, 2022. 

Canon Valerie continues as the rector of St. Anne’s, (Byron), London.