September 20, 2014

September 20th, 2014 by mridea

Condolences to the Dobinson Family

News from Diocese of Algoma
Posted: September 19, 2014

It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of The Very Reverend Garry Dobinson in Owen Sound. He died Tuesday, 16 September 2014. It was reported that he had played the organ at the First Baptist Church the Sunday before he died.

Dean Dobinson was made a Deacon by Bishop Nock in 1981 at St John’s Church in Thunder Bay, and then ordained a Priest the following year at St Michael’s Church, Thunder Bay. After serving an eighteen-month curacy at St Thomas’, Thunder Bay, he served incumbencies in Little Current (three years) and St John’s, Thunder Bay (seven years). In 1994 he was installed as the Dean of Keewatin, where he served for seven years. In 2001, he was recalled to the Diocese of Algoma as Dean of St Luke’s Cathedral, a position he held until his retirement in 2007.

A gifted musician and military man, Dean Dobinson was an individual who aspired to high principles. ‘Respect must be earned, not demanded,’ he used to say, and he is remembered as a respected priest whose warm and engaging manner brought comfort and encouragement to all he ministered to. His obituary appeared in Friday’s Globe and Mail. Our condolences and prayers go out to his wife Jane, and their two children and families.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Owen Sound, on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of your choice.

St. George’s Anglican Church, 298 McIntyre Street, is hosting a Fish Fry Supper, Saturday September 27 at 5:30 PM. Tickets: Adults $12, Children (under 8) $6. Call Deb at 344-1290.

All youth ages 12-19 are invited to a fun-filled weekend in Nipigon, October 3-5, 2014!
Teens will learn how to ‘encounter’ God’s amazing grace in their daily lives. Weekend activities include modern music & worship, guest speakers from ‘Teen Challenge,’ recreational games, and food!! It is our hope to cover all event costs through fundraising efforts & donations.

Registration forms will be available at most Anglican Churches or by contacting event coordinator Jayne Coy @ (807) 707-5076.

Self-guided Walking Tour on the historic el Camino de Santiago Spain June 5 – 18, 2015
•Would you like to walk for 7 days in a row on a path travelled by Christian pilgrims for 1200 years?
•Would you like to have the satisfaction of walking 150 km?
•Would you like to enjoy the peace and quiet and/or companionship that comes from the Camino?
•Have you heard about this walk in northern Spain and have wanted to try it?
•We are organizing a 7 day walk of the Camino during the 2nd week of June 2015.
•Following a couple of free days in Madrid in order to get over jet lag, we will walk for 7 days and then enjoy 2 days in Santiago where the walk ends.
•You will not have to worry about carrying your luggage and finding a place to sleep for the night. All will be taken care of.
•This is an independent walk so you can truly experience the Camino.
•There will be no guide on the walk and we will meet every evening at our hotel. Of course, some people may choose to walk together.

The brochure for this walk, as well as the registration form, and insurance form, in case you would like to join us, is available on the Diocesan website! Archdeacon Deborah Kraft and her husband, Dr. Jouni Kraft, are organizing this incredible journey. Please email Deborah at or Dorothy Piccinin if you have any questions. 9 people have already registered for the walk.


Did you know that you can read many interesting Anglican news stories on the Anglican Journal website? Many stories are put online and not published in the monthly Anglican Journal. Check out the article about St. Thomas, Thunder Bay, and their missional focus on reaching out to many people in Westfort. The article was posted on August 19, 2014. The website address is: