Bishop Stephen Andrews is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rev. Paul Walmsley as the Part-time Incumbent of Christ Church, Port Sydney. The appointment is for one year, effective 16 September 2013.
A former insurance adjuster, Paul got his BTh from St Paul University in Ottawa in 2002. Prior to that, he served as student minister in Biscotasing (1999) and McGregor Bay (2000, 2001). After his deaconing in 2001 he worked at St Bartholomew’s Church, Ottawa, and South March Parish in Kanata. In 2002 he was ordained Priest and took up the incumbency of St John’s Church in Thunder Bay. In 2007 he moved to the parishes of Holy Trinity, Little Current, and St George’s, Espanola. His assignment was re-described in 2011 by the pairing of St George’s with Elliot Lake and he took on the parish of Western Manitoulin, consisting of St Peter’s, Silverwater; All Saints’, Gore Bay; and St John’s, Kagawong. He has served the diocese in a variety of capacities: as a member of the Insurance Sub-committee, as Regional Dean, as Delegate to Provincial Synod, and as a member of the Diocesan Response Group.