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We are pleased to announce that, God willing, Bishop Logan McMenamie will take a brief respite from retirement to ordain the Rev. Matthew Humphrey and the Rev. Gail Rodger to the sacred order of priest.

While the ceremony will take place at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, this email is sadly not an invitation to attend in-person. The ordinations will be a small, socially-distanced celebration involving just those essential to the service and a very few invited guests. However, the service will be live-streamed and we hope that you will set aside this time to watch the ordinations and pray with the ordinands. A link to the livestream will be provided prior to the service, and it will possible to revisit the service later in the day.   We hope you will book the date and time in your calendars.

About the Ordinand

Matthew Humphrey 
Matt is a writer and educator who lives, works, and plays on Songhees territory, in the Cecilia Creek watershed, (Victoria, BC).  In addition to his work as community life minister for the AbbeyChurch, he works part-time for A Rocha Canada, a faith-based environmental organization.  He is a postulant for priesthood within the Anglican Church of Canada. He is married to Roxy and shepherds three young children, a brown Labrador, too many books (too little time) and an imagination for the Kin-dom of God encountered in place.

Gail Rodger

Gail is a CPA by former profession. Her official journey to ordination began in the early 2000s when she realized she was unhappy in her work and was called to ministry. Since then, she has worked hard to complete her Master of Divinity, served as an assistant curate at Holy Trinity, North Saanich and is currently the incumbent at St Peter & St Paul in Esquimalt. Gail has been married to her high school sweetheart, Don, for 35 years, and they have two adult daughters. 

You will be able to use one of the following links to view the ordination service:

  1. bc.anglican.ca/live
  2. facebook.com/BCAnglican and
  3. youtube.com/user/BCAnglican.