Sad News

A week ago Fr. Michael Hankinson fell and needed to be hospitalized necessitating the need for son Chris and his wife Gail to drive up. Before leaving home, they reserved the respite room in a new senior’s facility in Dorchester, a 5-minute walk from their home. Once here they informed Michael & Muriel that those arrangements had been made and that they were moving them as soon as Michael was discharged. Unfortunately Michael has not done as well as they had hoped. Yesterday (Thursday) Chris was informed that unless Michael can walk into the new facility they cannot accommodate him, a very stressful situation for Chris.

As of this morning (Friday) the decision has been made that Chris & Gail are taking Muriel to Dorchester where she will be able to go into the facility’s respite room. Michael remains in our hospital until he is stronger and able to be released. When that happens Chris will return to Sudbury to bring him down. Chris will also close up their apartment and move belongings and furniture.

Thursday afternoon a group of the clergy gathered in Michael’s room for Communion together. Bishop Anne made a presentation to them on behalf of the Diocese.

As you can understand, this has been very difficult for the whole Hankinson family. It is unfortunate that the Epiphany and Ascension do not have an opportunity to bid a proper farewell, but the decision made is certainly understanding.

Once the matter is settled and Michael and Muriel are in their new home their address will be provided.  Please keep them in your prayers.

An Update from the Concurrence Committee

We have had some recent enquires as to what is happening with the concurrence committee and why the process seems to be taking so long. We would like to assure you that the committee has been active since it was first elected earlier this year. We met five times over three months to prepare a parish profile to be made available to the diocese to be promulgated to prospective candidates. The first draft of this was prepared by early June and sent to the bishop for comment. The bishop met with us at the time of confirmation on June 18. She suggested some revisions to make it more inclusive and attractive. These revisions should be completed within the next two weeks to be sent back to her for final approval.

In the meantime, we have been made aware that our financial situation is precarious at best, with our expenses far outstripping our revenues. The parish executive will be meeting shortly to discuss the ramifications of this shortfall. Does this mean we should be advertising for a part-time incumbent rather than a full-time? Until this decision is made we as a committee are hesitant to send out the parish profile which implies that we are looking for a full-time incumbent.

We sincerely hope that many of you can “step up to the plate” to increase our revenue line to ensure that we can search for a full-time incumbent.

Peter Williams, Chair

Summer Services

During the Summer of 2017 The Church of the Epiphany in downtown Sudbury and Church of the Ascension in New Sudbury will be sharing resources.
During the month of July we gather together for Eucharist at the Church of the Ascension at 1476 Sparks Street in New Sudbury at 10am. For those not able to make it to the Ascension, Morning Prayer will be offered by our Lay Readers at the Epiphany at 8:30am.
During the Month of August we gather for Eucharist at The Epiphany at 10am. Morning Prayer will be offered by the Lay Readers at the Ascension at 8:30am as well.

Sudbury Rocks Marathon

Just a reminder….this Sunday, May 14th, is the annual Sudbury Rocks Marathon. You may experience delays on some city streets, especially closer to the downtown core, as you make your way to church. You may want to leave yourself some extra time.

Bishop Anne Announces Ordination of Rev. Dr. Derek Neal

God willing, the Reverend Doctor Derek Neal will be ordained to the sacred order of priests on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at St. John the Divine Anglican Church in North Bay at 7 p.m.  We are delighted that The Reverend Doctor Annette Brownlee, Chaplain of Wycliffe College, has accepted the invitation to preach at Derek’s ordination.

Clergy are invited to robe and process.  The liturgical colour is red.

Let us uphold Derek in our daily prayers as he prepares for his ordination.

Betty Pendleton Funeral Arrangements

In Loving Memory of Elizabeth “Betty” Pendleton (nee Gribble) 74 years

Passed away peacefully at her residenceon Monday, March 27th, 2017

Beloved wife of 35 years to Daniel “Dan” Pendleton and predeceased by her husband Arnold Liinamaa in 1979.

Loving mother of Susan Armstrong (Drew), Peter Liinamaa (Kim), Jim Liinamaa (Monique), John Liinamaa (Elaine) and Mark Liinamaa (predeceased 2013). Adored grandmother & “Boggy” of Charles Armstrong (Sonny), Kiersten Meadows (Brad), Andrea Palmer (Steve) and Lauren Burley (Alex), Ryan Liinamaa, Kyle Liinamaa, Josh Kusan, Nik Liinamaa and Elizabeth Liinamaa & great grandmother of Noah & Jovie Meadows and Freddy Burley. Predeceased by her parents George & Laura Gribble (nee Trist). Survived by her brother Tom Gribble and sisters; Laura Smith (Chris) and Valerie Muller (Benny predeceased). She will be missed by her many family and friends.

Betty was a long time dedicated member and past Rectors Warden at Church of the Epiphany. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, baking and her family.

Resting at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home  (233 Larch Street, Sudbury)
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 2-4 & 7-9 pm. with evening prayers at 8 p.m.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at Church of the Epiphany
(85 Larch Street, Sudbury) Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
(Friends may gather at the church after 10:30 a.m. Thursday

2017 Parish Council

At our Annual Vestry Meeting on March 5th the following people were elected as our 2017 Parish Council:

Rector’s Warden – Andrew Adegbite

People’s Warden – Barb Bolton

Treasurers – Michael & Laura Kawa

Communications – Marion Collinson

Worship – Norm Blanchard

Discipleship – Catherine Rousell & Louise Visneskie

Fellowship – Eileen Thom & Kym Marsh

Fundraising/Special Events – Wendy Collinson

LINC – Gwen Chmilar & Barb Bolton –

Outreach – The Outreach Team will chose a representative to sit on Parish Council


The 2017 Council will be installed at the 10:30 service on Sunday March 19th