In our earlier releases, it was indicated that two parishes in the Diocese of Niagara voted in favour of leaving the Diocese and the Anglican Church of Canada to seek a more conservative leadership. These parishes are St. Hilda’s in Oakville under the pastoral leadership of The Rev. Paul Charbonneau and St.George’s, Lowville, under the pastoral leadership of The Rev. Charles Masters.
It is the Bishop’s responsibility to uphold the unity of the Church and ensure that the laws of the Churchand of the land are observed, in order to protect the people of the church and its heritage. To that end,as of Tuesday February 19th, Bishop Spence and Bishop Bird have appointed:
The Rev. Dr. Brian Ruttan as administrator of St. Hilda’s Church in Oakville and
The Rev. Susan Wells as administrator of St. George’s, Lowville.