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Mr. Simon Irving and The Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Boloña to conclude their ministries at Saint John's on August 31

The Rector and churchwardens announce that Mr. Simon Irving will conclude his ministry at the Church of Saint John the Evangelist on August 31, 2018. Simon has been with Saint John’s for approximately ten years, serving as Director of Music, Organist and Choirmaster. During this time Simon has provided music for many memorable services of worship and introduced a variety of new music to the parish. We are thankful for Simon’s ministry of music, leadership of the choir, and friendship.

The Rector and churchwardens will be announcing their plans for the interim leadership of music for the Choral Service in the coming days. The first rehearsal of the new season for the Parish Choir will take place as planned on Thursday, September 6, 2018, 7PM. The first Choral Service of the new season will occur at its usual time of 11AM as we return to our regular worship schedule on Sunday, September 9.

As previously announced, our Assistant Curate, the Reverend Dr. Leonel Abaroa-Boloña, has accepted a position with the parish of Saint Luke, Burlington, and will begin that ministry on September 1. Leonel will have been at Saint John’s for exactly one year, having arrived as a lay pastoral associate. During this year Leonel was ordained a deacon and then as a priest. We have enjoyed Leonel's ministry among us. Sunday, August 26 will also be Leonel’s final day with us and we invite you to come along and wish him all the best in his future ministry.

We invite all parishioners to join us following the 10AM worship service on Sunday, August 26, for a light reception as we give thanks for the ministry of these friends and servants of Christ.  Our gathering will be an opportunity to wish them well and express our gratitude for their ministries.