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On Saturday, January 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. The Rt. Rev. Laura J Ahrens, Bishop Suffrogan of Connecticut, will invest the new Rector of Saint Davidís Episcopal Church in Gales Ferry. Following a search process of more than 2 years by Saint David's, The Rev. Mary A. Canavan was called to be church's 5th Rector during the church's 50th Anniversary year. Pastor Mary began her ministry on September 1, 2012 having most recently served in the Diocese of Connecticut as Interim Rector at Christ Church, Stratford and Rector, St. Andrewís Episcopal Church, Madison.
The Preacher for the service will be The Rev. Canon Thomas Furrer, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in the Tariffville section of Simsbury. In recent years, he has devoted much time and energy to raising support for mission projects in two African dioceses. Father Tom is President of Kateri Medical Services, a non-profit corporation which is also supported by Saint Davidís, which funds and facilitates basic medical care to the rural poor in Nigeria. He has recently published a new book entitled: Living Word of the Living God: A Beginners Guide To Reading and Understanding the Bible.
A reception, dinner and dancing will follow the service. Free nursery care and fun children's activities will be available. For more information contact 860-464-6516 as soon as possible.