Bishop Stephen Andrews is pleased to announce the upcoming ordination, God willing, of The Reverend Barbara Graham to the Priesthood. The ceremony will take place on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH, 2015 AT ST. THOMAS, BRACEBRIDGE BEGINNING AT 4:00 P.M. (note change from original posting). The preacher will be the Most Reverend Caleb Lawrence, retired Bishop of Moosonee and past Metropolitan of the Province of Ontario. Lay readers and clergy are invited to robe and process. The liturgical colour will be red.
Barbara is a retired Registered Nurse and has completed an Associate in Theology Diploma and a Bachelor of Theology Degree from Thorneloe University and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Trinity College, Toronto.
She was a Diocesan Lay Reader and is presently the Deanery Warden of Lay Readers for Muskoka Deanery as well as Deacon Associate at St. Thomas, Bracebridge. She volunteers with the Inuit Offenders and other Anglicans at Beaver Creek Medium Security Institution and is also involved in Pastoral Ministry at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. She spent time serving in the Diocese of the Arctic with her late husband, the Venerable W. A. Graham.
Barbara has three sons, four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.