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Saint Lawrence Anglican Church
St. Lawrence Anglican Church has been serving our Lord Jesus in the community of Brockville for over 200 years. This Ministry began in our individual congregations of St. Peter’s (established in 1814) and Trinity (established in 1875), and since 2006 has continued as the Parish of Saint Lawrence.
Within our church family we celebrate and share Christ’s presence in worship and in ministry.
Our worship is at the centre of our life and that life centres round the table where Christ comes to us in bread and wine. In ministry we care for one another through the many active committees and programs of our church.
As we look beyond our church walls we reach out with Christ’s love to meet needs and interest in our wider community.
We continue to grow in our understanding of our faith and of one another in the light of Christ’s love and presence.
Fr. Michael's journey in ministry began when he was ordained as a deacon in 1988, and the following year, he was priested. Over the years, he has dedicated his service to the Diocese of Ontario, making valuable contributions at various churches, including St. George's Church in Trenton, the Parish of Tweed/Roslin, and the Parish of Merrickville & Burritt's Rapids.
Since 2007, Fr. Michael has been the incumbent of the Parish of Elizabethtown, which includes the Congregation of St. John the Baptist in Lyn.
In addition to his pastoral duties, Fr. Michael actively participates in numerous committees within the Diocese, such as the Diocesan Executive Committee, where he plays the role of Co-Chair of the Synod Planning Committee. He also holds the esteemed position of Canon of Reconciliation, overseeing the Diocesan Reconciliation Committee.
Beyond his official duties, Fr. Michael possesses a deep passion for worship and a genuine concern for connecting the church to the world through meaningful ministry and prayer.
On a personal note, Fr. Michael is happily married to Tracey and is blessed with four children and three grandchildren, making family an integral part of his life.
Fr. Michael's extensive experience, dedication, and caring nature make him deeply cherished by parishioners, leaving a positive impact on the lives of those he serves and the broader church community.
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Fr. Rogerio joined the ministry team as a full-time priest associate at Saint Lawrence, Brockville, and St. John the Baptist, Lyn in 2023. Originally from Brazil, he was with the Anglican Diocese of Sao Paulo, but now at Anglican Diocese of Ontario. He was ordained as a deacon in 2007 and as a priest in 2008. Throughout his ministry journey, he has rendered his services at various places, starting as an Associate Priest and later as Incumbent at St. Luke Parish in Vila Maria. Additionally, he served as an Associate Priest at All Saints Parish in Santos.
From his early seminary days, Rogerio actively participated in numerous commissions of both the Diocese and the National Church, including Ecumenism and Diakonia.
In 2019, Rogerio completed his master's in education. His pastoral care skills are commendable, and he has a particular affinity for working with couples preparing for marriage. He finds joy in guiding them through this momentous occasion and beyond. He firmly believes that the ministry involving families is a vital way to connect and reconnect individuals to God and the Church in the challenging context of post-modern times.
Apart from his pastoral work, Rogerio is also skilled in managing social media platforms, which he utilizes as a means to further his outreach and engagement with the community.
Rogerio is happily and newly married to his wonderful wife, Sibéli. They spend their free time with their beloved dogs Lady and Crystal, enjoying their new homeland in Canada.
Overall, Fr. Rogerio brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his ministry, and his international background adds a unique dimension to his service within the local community.
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Father George Lambert
Fr. George became a valuable addition to the ministry team as a part-time priest associate at Saint Lawrence Anglican Church in 2012, following his retirement from full-time ministry in the Diocese of Montreal. He received ordination to the diaconate in 2001 and as a priest in 2003. Before his retirement, Fr. George held the esteemed positions of rector at Saint George's Church in Chateauguay, QC, and archdeacon of the Richelieu and the Eastern Townships.
Prior to his calling to the ministry, George pursued a career in journalism, working across various media platforms such as print, radio, and television in the United States. In 1974, he and his wife Cynthia relocated to Canada, where George worked extensively in corporate public relations and as a consultant in organizational communications. Subsequently, he followed his calling to study for ordination at Montreal Diocesan Theological College.
Fr. George and Cynthia have been blessed with two daughters and four grandchildren, making family an essential part of their lives and enriching their ministry with love and understanding.
In recognition of his dedication and service, at the age of 73 in February 2018, he was bestowed the honorable title of honorary assistant, which came with fewer responsibilities but allowed him to continue contributing his wisdom and guidance to the church community.
Fr. George's diverse background in journalism and corporate communications, coupled with his profound commitment to ministry, brings a unique perspective and compassionate touch to his role in Saint Lawrence Anglican Church. His continued involvement and unwavering dedication demonstrate that age is no barrier to serving the church and its congregation with utmost devotion and enthusiasm.
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Our Dedicated Staff
Heather Hodge, Parish Administrator
Heather has been with us since February of 2020. Needless to say, her first two years have been challenging. She has worked in the office but more often than not has worked from home since she joined the St. Lawrence Team. Heather has quickly become one of the family and when at the church is ready to welcome anyone who stops in. Heather is married to Lyn and her other companion is her spaniel Lily who has become our mascot often visiting on quiet days at the office.
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Jeff Reusing, Organist and Choir Director
As an organist, pianist, conductor of choral music and music teacher, Jeff Reusing has been a major classical music presence in the Brockville area for 20 years. He gives several organ recitals each year, plays in a chamber ensemble, conducted the Brockville Community Choir for 10 years, is organist and choir master for St. Lawrence Anglican Church, performs in New Year’s Eve concerts and accompanies vocal and instrumental students at the Lions Music Festival.
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Linda Nichols, Accountant
Linda recently celebrated her 10th year here at St. Lawrence. Linda cares for our financial records and does the week to week bookkeeping and other related duties. Linda provides regular financial reports to the Wardens and Council and prepares our annual financial statements and Budget and works closely with our Treasurer and Finance Committee. Linda works closely with the groups and committees of the parish and prepares annual charitable receipts for our contributors. Linda is available at the church office on Wednesday mornings.
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Robert Cassell, Caretaker
Rob has been with us since 2016. He is responsible for the care of our facility and grounds. In his work at the church Rob when able also assists church and community groups in many ways. Aside from his duties Rob is also very involved in the worshipping life and ministry of the parish. Rob is a member of the Outreach Committee and a member of the Advisory Council.
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