The Rev. Jonathan Springthorpe, was appointed Priest and Rector of the Parish of Lancaster, effective Jan. 6, 2020. Many of you may know Jonathan through his ministry with the Westside Anglican Mission. Mission and outreach resonate strongly with him, as does youth ministry, which he has been involved with for over 20 years. We believe that Jonathan's mission and evangelical background and his love of children will ensure that we remain a vibrant Anglican presence in the West Side of Saint John for many years to come.
Jonathan and his wife Kristen have three children, Elijah, Jeremy and Olivia and a family pet – Charlie the dog!
2019 Vestry Members
Senior Warden: Terry Ricketts
Junior Warden: Bruce MacLeod
Past Warden: Jerry Clayton
Parish Treasurer: Susan Jack
Vestry Clerk: Patti Skidmore
Building and Maintenance: Shayne Galbraith, Jerry Clayton
Hospitality: Elaine Geary, Lina Toole
Communications: Deanna Morrison
Housekeeping & Safety: Bruce MacLeod
Mission & Outreach: Terry Ricketts, Beverly Janes
Finance & Stewardship: Susan Jack, Jeff Maker, Wardens
Brenda Clayton, Joyce Mitchell, Ngaire Nelson, Gordon Spinney
Our "layreaders" provide a leadership role in certain parts of the service, including "Prayers of the People", which they prepare to include current prayer needs in the news. On occasion, they lead the entire service and deliver the sermon in our rector's absence, and assist at weddings and funerals.
Church Sexton: Larry Totten
Larry has been cheerfully looking after our Church and Hall buildings since the days when his father George was the Sexton.
Organist and Choir Director:
David Mitchell (B.A., B.Mus., M.A.)
David is a noted voice teacher and singer, founding Director of the Sussex Choral Society and Polyphon A Cappella Chorus, Director of Still Waters Choir, and the past and founding Director of the Saint John Men's Chorus. He has led the ministry of music at Good Shepherd since 1998.
2020 Vestry Members
Bruce MacLeod - Senior Warden
Patti Skidmore - Junior Warden
Terry Ricketts - Past Warden
Susan Jack - Treasurer
Sharon Baxter - new in 2020
Janet Brown - new in 2020
2020 Synod Delegates:
2020 Synod Alternates: