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A Little History

Mr. Bill Holmes, a grandson of The Reverend William G. Walton and his wife, Daisy (Spencer) Walton, recently shared some information and articles about his grandfather's work in Fort George, Quebec.  By the way, Mr. Holmes is also a grandson of Bishop George Holmes, third Bishop of Moosonee.


A Note from a Grandson of The Reverend W. G. Walton

Fort George Christmas

Reindeer Walton

Rev. Edwin Watkins: Missionary to the 1852-1857


New Ministry opens in Schumacher

On Saturday December 13, 2014 an Open House was held to launch a new ministry of the Anglican Diocese of Moosonee in the community of Schumacher. The Livingroom is located at 21 Father Costello Drive, Unit 5.    Some 24 people of all ages attended and enjoyed the Open House.

This new outreach ministry has begun in the community of Schumacher  - a place where the Church has not had a visible presence for several years.  Lots of talking was done to find out what the people of Schumacher might want and need from this new ministry.  Schumacher, a part of the City of Timmins, has a mix of long-time residents and people who have more recently moved to the community in need of inexpensive housing.  Schumacher has a wonderfully multicultural make-up, as well as a range in ages.

Schumacher residents need somewhere safe to "hang out"; a place that is free of drugs and alcohol and cold shoulders.  They need somewhere to gather - to talk and chat, to form connections, establish relationships, and, most importantly, have their time occupied with 'clean' pursuits.   A place where there will be free refreshments, card games, conversation, children's programs and, of course, an opportunity to share in the good news of Jesus Christ. 

Working in this new ministry is Catherine Murkin,  a Threshold Ministries Evangelist, incumbent of the Parish of St. Peter's on the Rock, Kirkland Lake. Catherine will be working in Schumacher one day weekly and will introduce this new space to the people of Schumacher.  Please keep Catherine and the new ministry of The Livingroom in your prayers!

The Livingroom   will be open every Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm and one Saturday afternoon month.  All are welcome!

James Bay Deanery Great Chapter

The annual meeting of the James Bay Deanery Great Chapter will take place on February 13-15, 2015 at St. Mark's, Eastmain, QC.   All Lay Readers, Vestry Clerks, Treasurers, and elected Delegates are encouraged to attend.  Other interested members of congregations are also welcome. Please contact The Rev. Canon Rod BrantFrancis, Regional Dean for more information.

Watershed Great Chapter Meeting

The Watershed Deanery Great Chapter Meeting will be held on Saturday February 28, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, at St. Matthew's Cathedral, Timmins ON. All wardens, treasurers, vestry clerks, lay readers and elected delegates are encouraged to attend. Others who are interested are also welcome.


Ordination at Cathedral

God Willing, Archbishop Colin Johnson will ordain The Rev. Deacon George R. Westgate to the Sacred Order of priest and Mr. Richard Moore to the Sacred Order of Deacon on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at  St. Matthew's Cathedral, Timmins ON at 7:30 pm.  Preacher, The Right Reverend Thomas Corston, Assistant Bishop.  Everyone is welcome. Clergy & Layreaders are welcome to vest. The colour will be red.  A Practice is scheduled for that afternoon at 3:30 pm.  A Reception will follow the ordination.

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