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St. John the Evangelist

280 St. James Street
London, ON  N6A 1X3
Phone: 519-432-3743
Email: office@stjohnslondon.ca

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    THROUGH LOVE SERVE ONE ANOTHER


    We, here in our Anglican Christian tradition, come together each week to remember that our dream is a world full of compassion and kindness, a world driven and governed by trust and love. And, having been reminded, we are sent out to do what is ours to do in order to build and achieve that dream. We do many things here in our building during the week to work at achieving our dream as well. Have a look around our website to learn more or call me and we can have coffee sometime. Jesus simply called us to “Love One Another.” If we follow this call then our world will be governed by trust and love. So I encourage you to be an instrument of peace bringing love and hope to our world.

    Compassion and kindness,
    Driven and goverened by trust and love...

    MINISTER OR PRIEST


    Minister and priest are both terms used in the Anglican Church. Minister is the broader term and has a basic meaning (whether as verb or noun) of “to render aid or service”. In a church context the word “minister”, used as a noun, refers to a clergyperson. In the Anglican Communion, generally speaking, anyone who has been ordained to one of the three orders of deacon, priest or bishop is a “minister” although it is most commonly used to refer to one who is a priest (or “presbyter”).

    Historically, Anglican prayer books of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries retained the use of the word “priest” when speaking of ordination i.e. “The form and making and consecrating of Bishops, Priests and Deacons” (spelling modernized). In the body of the Prayer Books of 1549 and 1662 the term “minister” is generally used in the rubrics e.g. in the Introduction to The Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion: “If a Minister be persuaded that any person who presents himself to be a partaker of the holy Communion”; or in the body of the text when it denotes who shall make what response, the terms “Minister” and “People” are used. In other rubrics, e.g. in the service of Morning Prayer, the term priest is used, i.e.: “The Absolution or Remission of sins is to be pronounced by the Priest alone, standing: the people kneeling”.

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    The Preacher, by Konstantin Yegorovich Makovsky (1870) Arts & Culture Development Foundation under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Many of his historical paintings, such as Beneath the Crown (1889) also known as The Russian Bride's Attire and Before the Wedding, showed an idealized view of Russian life of prior centuries. He is often considered a representative of Academic art

    The use of the term “priest” was, however, much less common in general or ecclesiastical usage before the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It tended to become part of the general division in the church between “Protestant” or “Low Church” and “Anglo-Catholic” or “High Church”. “Minister” was a term favoured by the Protestant/Low Church movement and “priest” (along with “Father” as a form of address) by the Anglo-Catholic/High Church movement.

    Today, “priest” and “minister” are generally interchangeable with “priest” or “celebrant” most commonly used in liturgical texts. Other terms such as “pastor” are also widely used to describe those in an ordained leadership role especially in an ecumenical context.

    Finally, as Colin Buchanan rightly notes in his definition of the term “Minister”: ”The breadth of the word has been expanded in the 20th century to include ‘lay ministers,’ that is, people who are of the laity, but hold some kind of charter or authorization for tasks they fulfil. Its exact meaning therefore has to be determined by its context”.

    Anglican Church of Canada

    The Reverend Lyndon Hutchison-Hounsell, Tssf

    Rector

    Church Office: (519) 432-3743

    I have been a priest since 1993 and a Franciscans since 2001 living in various parts of our country. I invite you to join us to find a spiritual home where you are empowered to share the hope and love of Christ in the world. We gather each week to remember that our dream is a world full of compassion and kindness, a world governed by trust and love. And, having been reminded, we are sent out to do what is ours to do in order to build and achieve that dream. Have a look around our website. Jesus simply called us to “Love One Another” by sharing, loving and serving. I encourage you to be an instrument of peace bringing love and hope to our world.

    The Reverend Dr. Stephen McClatchie

    Priest Assistant

    Church Office: (519) 432-3743

    My association with St. John’s actually stretches back to the early 1990s when I was hired to lead the tenor section in the senior choir. When my academic career led me back to London in 2011 to become Principal of Huron University College, I returned to St. John’s and soon began to pursue ordination to the priesthood. Since my ordination in 2015, I have been assisting the Rector with a ministry of word and sacrament in addition to my work as Professor and Associate Priest at Huron, where I currently teach courses in church history, liturgical music, and theology and the fine arts.

    The Reverend Dr. John Thompson

    Deacon

    Church Office: (519) 432-3743

    Almost 20 years ago I walked the ancient pilgrim path to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. That profound experience led to my ordination as a deacon. A deacon is a messenger, bringing the needs of the world – especially the poor, the homeless, the marginalized – to the attention of the church. At St. John’s we call this “Outreach”, something we do in many ways – in our weekly Saturday night hospitality meals, our book club at the jail, and in our active support of those in our community who are similarly committed.

    The Reverend Canon Adele Miles

    Director of Mission
    St. Luke's

    Church Office: (519) 432-1270

    Director of Mission, Adele is also the current Rector for St. Luke the Evangelist Anglican Church, London, Ontario. Bio to be published soon.








    Dr. Allan Bevan

    Director of Music

    Church Office: (519) 432-3743

    Dr. Allan Bevan has been Director of Music at St. John’s since 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor School of Music where he studied organ with David Palmer. He holds a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta and a PH.D. in Composition from the University of Calgary. His Doctoral research was on the sound and meaning of Middle English sacred poetry and ways in which it could be set to music. His Passion Oratorio Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode was based upon this research and this large-scale work has been performed throughout Canada and in the USA. Dr. Bevan is a noted composer of award-winning choral music, having over 40 publications to his credit and commissions from such high-profile choirs as the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Pro Coro Canada, Chorus Niagara and many others.

    Ilona Bevan

    Children and Youth Ministry Developer

    Church Office: (519) 432-3743

    I began coordinating Anglican children’s ministry in the fall of 2004 and served at Holy Cross and Christ Church in Calgary, and St. Christopher’s in Burlington, before coming to St. John’s in 2017. My post secondary education has been in Music (conducting), Montessori Early Childhood Education and Theology. Working with children, youth, and their families, has been one of the greatest faith experiences of my life. I love to get to know each child in the program and am delighted to create a place of sanctuary where their natural spirituality can be expressed through friendships, art activities, play, and conversation. I seek to provide foundational memories for children at church so they know and feel that a Christian community can be a “home” for them.

    Christine Heinemann Gijzen

    Administrative Assistant

    Church Office: (519) 432-3743

    Christine offers support for clergy, staff and parishioners at St. John's. She is a highly equipped Administrative Assistant with experience in performing a variety of office duties. Christine has a wide range of knowledge and skills in organizational procedures and policies; directing and assisting visitors, and resolving administrative problems and inquiries. She is up to date with clergy scheduling and the various programs and policies of the church. Christine's office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

    At St. John’s we strongly believe in serving and supporting the community. As a result, in addition to weekly worship, a major part of our Christian ministry includes volunteerism and outreach activities. In the past we have supported causes in London and around the world touching on issues including poverty, social justice, children’s issues and community health.

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    At St. John’s we strongly believe in serving and supporting the community. As a result, in addition to weekly worship, a major part of our Christian ministry includes volunteerism and outreach activities. In the past we have supported causes in London and around the world touching on issues including poverty, social justice, children’s issues and community health.

    © 2020 stjohnslondon.ca

    The Communion of the Apostles (La communion des apôtres): James Tissot, French, 1836-1902, From the portfolio/series, The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ (La Vie de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ) Opaque watercolour over graphite on gray wove paper. Painted in France 1886-1894/ Image: 9 7/16 x 13 1/2 in. (24 x 34.3 cm) Sheet: 9 7/16 x 13 1/2 in. (24 x 34.3 cm) Rom the European Art Collections. ACCESSION NUMBER 00.159.223

    Establishing the sacrament of Communion—in which the bread and wine of the Passover feast come to symbolize the body and blood of Christ—Jesus himself distributes the bread to each disciple, suggesting the intimacy each of them shared with him at this solemn moment. For the artist, this event marked not only the apostles’ liturgical initiation but also the beginning of Christ’s church on earth and the establishment of its most important tenets and rituals.

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