by Doug MacDonald
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, with Bishop Michael Oulton, will be the guests of the six historic Anglican Churches of Grenville North (the parishes of Oxford, Kemptville and Merrickville) at a very special Regional Easter celebration at Holy Trinity, Merrickville on Sunday, April 1, at 10:30 a.m.
The congregations of St. Andrew’s, Garreton; St.Anne’s, Oxford Station; St. Peter’s, North Augusta; St. James, Kemptville; Christ Church, Burritt’s Rapids; and Holy Trinity, Merrickville will gather together to welcome their Bishop and the Primate (chief spokesperson for the Anglican Church of Canada).
Archbishop Hiltz is spending Holy Week 2018 with the parishes of our Diocese. His visit to Holy Trinity will complete this seven day tour. As the Archbishop retires next year, this may be the last opportunity to experience his down-to-earth approach and “ability to just exude the enjoyment of the ministry he has shared” with Anglicans for the past twelve years.
The tradition and pageantry of the Anglican Service will be enhanced by the glorious music of Easter presented by the choristers from the churches of Grenville North.
Bishop Michael Oulton has stated: “I think it is a wonderful opportunity for us to gather and celebrate our faith in that journey from the glory of the palms to the glory of the empty tomb”.
Andrew Wilson of Holy Trinity extends to the community a warm invitation to attend the service and the reception that follows.