Fr. Stewart Murray helps Ruth Barry, whose family has been part of St. Barnabas since 1917 to cut the Anniversary cake. Looking on are The Most Rev. Frederick Hiltz, Primate of Canada, and the Rt. Rev. John H. Chapman, Bishop of Ottawa
Recognition and celebration took many forms at the anniversary dinner marking the various dedicatory milestones for St. Barnabas. Along with members of the parish and clergy, both Bishop John Chapman of the Diocese of Ottawa and Archbishop Frederick Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, were on hand to mark the 62nd anniversary of the present church’s consecration, and the overarching 125th year of the parish’s founding. A key participant in the proceedings at the Royal Ottawa Golf Club last Saturday was Ruth Barry, whose family represents an unbroken line of congregational attendance since 1917, and who, along with Rev. Stewart Murray, cut the anniversary cake.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, blesses the congregation at the conclusion of the Feast of Dedication marking the Parish’s 125th year on October 19.
In a sermon touching on Celtic beliefs and his own Maritime upbringing, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, noted that St. Barnabas remains a committed parish eager to continue the work of Christ, both in its own building and the wider community.
Archbishop Hiltz was the signature guest at the Parish’s Feast of Dedication, marking 125 years of worship and service on October 19.