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On March 3 there will be a Lenten Quiet Day at Christ Church in North Bay led by Bishop Anne Germond. This will be an excellent opportunity to enter into the spirit of Lent and prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.
Consider this a morning set aside for quiet, reflection and prayer from
9:30 12:30 p.m. followed by refreshments.
All welcome.
If you plan to attend, it would help if you let the office know in order for adequate refreshments to be available. However, if you decide at the last minute to attend, you will still be most welcome.

Bishop announces new appointment - Temagami and Temiscaming

Bishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Derek Neal to the combined parishes of St. Simon's (Temagami) and Holy Trinity (Temiskaming) effective January 1, 2018. The part-time appointment represents 25% ministry to be shared between the two congregations.

Derek was recently ordained to the priesthood this past June and this will be his first appointment as Incumbent. He is currently the Deanery Program Associate and Honorary Associate at St. John the Divine, North Bay as well as being an Associate Professor of history at Nipissing University.

Bishop announces new appointment

Posted: October 16, 2017

Bishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the appointment of the Ven. Joan Locke as Incumbent of Christ Church, North Bay, effective January 15, 2018.

Joan's faith has deep roots in the Anglican church growing up in Englehart and attending Christ Church with her family. She eventually took her place in the Councils of the Church there, serving as the Building and Property Chair, and then as Deputy, People's and Rector's warden.   Joan attended Wycliffe College where she earned her M.Div.   For two summers, she served as the Student Minister at St. Christopher's in McGregor Bay. After graduation she became the Parish Assistant at Northern Lights and during this time was ordained to the Diaconate, and later as a Priest. Joan's first incumbency was in the Parish of Schreiber and Marathon where she served from October 2008 until 2013. In the last few years Joan has served as the Incumbent for Trillium Anglican Parish and this year was appointed by Bishop Anne as the Archdeacon for Temiskaming.

In a letter to the congregation of Christ Church, Bishop Anne describes Ven. Joan in these words: "Joan brings the joy of the Lord to her ministry and her enthusiasm is infectious...she serves Christ with a humble heart but is also able to speak the truth in love."

We ask that you uphold Ven. Joan and the Parish of Christ Church in prayer as they prepare to commence this new ministry together. We ask, also, that you pray for Trillium Anglican Parish as they begin to say farewell to Joan and to look forward in faith as they commence the search for a new Incumbent.

The Diocese of Algoma has announced the following:

Bishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Beth Hewson as Part-Time Incumbent at St. John the Divine, North Bay, effective January 1, 2018.

Beth is currently Part-Time Incumbent at St. Simon’s, Temagami, and part-time Chaplain at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. She is a graduate of Canadore College (Recreation Leadership), Laurentian University (B.A. Psychology), George Washington University (M.A. Education and Human Development), and Trinity College, where she received her M.Div. She serves on the Board of Camp Manitou and is Chair of the Diocesan Social Justice and Mission Committee. She is married to Tom Zink and they reside in North Bay.

We ask that you uphold Beth, Tom, and St. John’s as they prepare for this new ministry together. We ask, also, that you uphold the parish of St. Simon’s as they look to their future ministry and prepare to say farewell to Beth over the next several months.

To which we add our "Amen"!

Tom Zink's new book was published at the end of April. Seasoned: A Memoir of Grief and Grace is the story of Tom's unwitting grief journey of five decades that began when his older brother, Steve, was hit by a car and killed while on the paper route the two boys shared. But Seasoned is much more than a story of grief and recovery; it is also a poignant and, at times, humorous look at laughter and lightheartedness, winning and losing, and doubt and faith. At the 10:30 service on May 7,Tom will do a brief witness talk about the book which will be available to purchase after the service. He will sign copies for those who wish.

See Tom's website for more information.

Steve and Tom, sitting on a buck 'n' rail fence, 1959