Bishop Stephen Andrews is pleased to announce the upcoming ordinations, God willing, of The Reverend Charlene Scriver to the Priesthood, and Mr James Mosher to the Diaconate. The ceremony will take place at the opening service of the 47th Synod of the Diocese of Algoma on the Feast of St John, Apostle and Evangelist, Wednesday, 6 May 2015, at St Luke’s Cathedral in Sault Ste Marie, beginning at 7 p.m. The preacher will be the Primate, The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz. The service will be taken from the Book of Common Prayer, and lay readers and clergy are asked to robe (cassock and surplice) and process. The liturgical colour will be red.
The Reverend Charlene Scriver is Incumbent of the Parish of West Thunder Bay. She has been active in the Church’s ministry in a variety of capacities, beginning with her work with the Church Army in the 1980s. She served as Parochial Lay Reader and as the Warden of Lay Readers for the Thunder Bay Deanery. For a number of years she felt God’s call to ordered ministry and, four years ago, sold her house and moved to Toronto where she could study full-time at Trinity College. Last May, she graduated with a Master of Divinity and was made a Deacon at St Paul’s, Thunder Bay on the Autumn Ember Wednesday, 17 September 2014. She spent two summers as the student Incumbent for St Christopher’s, McGregor Bay.
Mr James Mosher is finishing his Master of Divinity degree at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax. He is being supported by the Canadian Armed Forces, with whom he served at the rank of Lieutenant (Army) as an Intelligence Officer from 2007-2013. Part of his military service was spent in a deployment in Afghanistan, for which he was awarded the Canadian Southeast Asia Service medal and the American Army Commendation medal. After two years’ service in the Diocese of Algoma, he will become a Regular Force military chaplain. His initial appointment in the diocese will be as Assistant Curate at St Luke’s Cathedral. A life-long Anglican and native Haligonian, Mr Mosher is a graduate of the University of King’s College.
The Bishop asks that you join him in prayer for Charlene and James, that they may know God’s grace and benediction in their time of preparation for holy orders.