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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!

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Update: We were deeply saddened to learn that Rev. Jon passed away April 13, 2022.  Rest in peace our dear friend!

The Venerable Keith Osborne graciously agreed to step in as our interim priest until the end of August 2022.

The Rev. Keith Joyce started leading our worship services Sunday, Oct 2, 2022 at our 10:30 am Service.

Active Layreaders:

Brenda Clayton, Paul Desjardins, Heather Masson, Joyce Mitchell

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.

2022 Vestry Members

Wardens: Patti Skidmore & Sharon Baxter

Past Warden: Bruce MacLeod

Vestry Clerk: Terry Ricketts

Christian Education: Heather Masson, Margaret-Ann Reid

Building and Maintenance: Shayne Galbraith, Doug Fillmore

Housekeeping & Safety: Patti Skidmore, Beverly Janes

Communications: Sharon Baxter

Hospitality: Bruce MacLeod

Mission and Outreach: Janet Brown, Terry Ricketts, Beverly Janes

Rentals: Shayne Galbraith

Worship: The Rev. Keith Joyce, Heather Masson

2022 Synod Delegates:

Susan Jack

Beverley Janes

2022 Synod Alternates:

Margaret Ann Reid

Parish Development Officer for the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton: Shawn Branch (

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.


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.

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