Re­tir­ing Rev­erend will keep busy

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Ay­ers Cliff

Rev­erend Bar­bara Win­tle, who has been a well-known Angli­can Min­is­ter in the re­gion for the last nine­teen years, will be re­tir­ing at the end of De­cem­ber. Rev­erend Win­tle was re­spon­si­ble for Saint George’s Church, in Ayer’s Cliff, Saint James in Hat­ley, and Saint Stephen’s Church, in Coat­i­cook, and also reg­u­larly of­fi­ci­ated at ser­vices in Way’s Mills, the Dixville Home and Place San­born.

“I’ll be re­tir­ing but I will still do spe­cial ser­vices as the Saint Fran­cis Honorary Dean­ery As­sis­tant, I just won’t be re­spon­si­ble any­more for the reg­u­lar Sun­day ser­vices. I will still be able to do fu­ner­als, wed­dings and bap­tisms, on re­quest from the parish­ioners, and the oc­ca­sional ser­vice such as the Way’s Mills Ser­vice. I re­ally want peo­ple to know that I’m still avail­able; I want to be there for them,” ex­plained Rev­erend Win­tle in an in­ter­view with the Stanstead Jour­nal.

Rev­erend Win­tle will con­tinue to look after Place San­born and plans to con­tinue mak­ing hos­pi­tal vis­its. “I cer­tainly don’t plan to fade away into the sun­set! I told some­one re­cently, once a priest, al­ways a priest. But it’s time to en­joy a lit­tle qui­eter time,” she added.

Be­sides the an­nual Christ­mas Carol Ser­vice at the Church of the Epiphany, in Way’s Mills, that Rev­erend Win­tle has taken part in for many years, this year she has also been asked to of­fi­ci­ate at the an­nual Christ­mas Carol Ser­vice at the Old Bap­tist’s Church, in Moe’s River. The Way’s Mills Ser­vice will be held on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 13th, at 4:00 pm, while the Moe’s River ser­vice is on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 21st, 7:30 pm. Rev­erend Win­tle’s last of­fi­cial ser­vice will be held at Saint George’s Church, in Ayer’s Cliff, on De­cem­ber 28th, 9:15 am.

Re­plac­ing Rev­erend Win­tle after she re­tires will be Archdea­con Ed­ward Si­mon­ton.

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Rev­erend Bar­bara Win­tle will be re­tir­ing at the end of De­cem­ber.

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