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