This weekend, Bishop Anne and the Anglicans of Manitoulin Island celebrated the 55th anniversary of the ordination of Canon Bain Peever, giving thanks for his witness and that of his wife, Lynda.
Bain has served in the Dioceses of Algoma, Newfoundland, Ontario, Ottawa, and Huron during his many years of ministry.
In a touching letter of gratitude read aloud this weekend to the churches of Manitoulin, the Bishop writes, “Many people have found the face of Christ in you, and I pray that in your retirement you will now find Christ in those who reach out to you. Your contribution in the Diocese of Algoma extends beyond your ministry as the rector of a parish. Your priestly call has seen you serving in the councils of the church at Synod gatherings, and your footprints are all over Camp Manitou… Thank you for your devotion and dedication of so many years.”
The whole Diocese give thanks!