Rev. Canon Mark Kinghan
Is the parish Priest at St. Pauls. Ordained in 1989, Mark has previously served parishes in Whitby, Weston, Richmond Hill and Willowdale. Mark was raised in St. Catharines and attended Brock University for his undergraduate degree in Business Administration. He then attended Huron College for his seminary training and graduated in 1989. While there, he met his wife, Beth; and they were married in 1988. They have two children – Nathaniel who lives in Toronto and works in theatre, and Patrick who is attending Huron University College. Mark enjoys photography and has a passion for connecting his photography with his spirituality. Mark’s office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am – noon.
Mark’s favorite scripture passage is … Isaiah 6: 8 … “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’
Mark’s favorite hymn is … “Praise to the Lord the Almighty”
Stu Beaudoin – Interim Music Director
Stu is a retired church music director after 40 years of worship service in a variety of United Churches in the GTA. He has an ARCCO degree from the Royal Canadian College of Organists, a MA on William Blake from UoT and is Master of Sacred Music from Victoria University UoT. He currently directs the chamber choir, Cantorei sine Nomine and the orchestra, Orpheus Symphonietta; both perform each year at St. Paul’s. In addition, Stu and his wife Tiina sing with Amadeus Choir of Toronto, Cathedral Singers of Ontario, Uxbridge Chamber Choir, and Monday Morning Singers as well as St. Paul’s choir when he is not playing for us. Occasionally his jazz group, Add Water and Stir, will provide an alternate service for us.
Stu composes music for a variety of ensembles; most recently his multi media work ‘Canoe Dancing’ https://youtu.be/NO6qE_ehddQ was premiered at St. Paul’s. and his Three Lenten Preludes which were performed during Holy Week this past year on Palm Sunday https://studio.youtube.com/video/raNojv9HLlk/edit
Favourite hymn: Amazing Grace
Favourite scripture: Psalm 121
Evelyn Pogue – Parish Administrator
St. Paul’s has been part of my life since birth and I have taken an active role in the life of St. Paul’s. Currently I am Parish Administrator, Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Altar Guild and the A.C.W. My Christian journey began at home but has also been nurtured by many at St. Paul’s. My favourite hymn has changed many times. At the moment it is “Come and Journey With a Saviour”, but “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” will always be my most familiar and comforting hymn. My favourite scripture is Matthew 11:28-30. My greatest joy is caring for my two grandchildren and when time permits I do some reading.
Beth Crook, People’s warden
I started attending St. Paul’s Uxbridge in the fall of 1996 shortly after moving to Uxbridge. In was there in 1997 and took photos of Bishop Blackwell at the dedication of the new addition. I joined the ladies evening group, Take-A-Break and also became involved teaching Sunday school. In 1999 I moved to Port Perry, but continued at St Paul’s Uxbridge as by that time I had made many friends there. The next momentous occasion was my marriage to David Crook July 12th 2008. I had known him and his wife Jean since about 1969-70 and after the death of his wife we re-connected at a garden party at Old Fort York. The wedding at St Paul’s was one of the few Rev. Dana Dickson performed at our church. We had too few years together but I still see his 3 children and grandchildren. I joined advisory board and then became a warden in 2015. My favourite passage of scripture is Matthew 11 verses 28-30 that begins “Come unto me all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.” I find that very comforting. As far as hymns are concerned, I had trouble narrowing it down to a favourite as there are so many to choose from. Two that I like are #1 Holy, Holy, Holy and #485, Breathe on me Breath of God. I continue to enjoy the church community at St Paul’s and my service to it.
Sharon Houston, Incumbent’s warden
Sharon Houston became a parish member of St. Paul’s, Uxbridge, in 2000. It wasn’t long before she became involved with the ladies group, Take-a-Break, and was elected President not too many years later and currently remains in 2018. Sharon thoroughly enjoys the ladies in the group coupled with all the activities, crafts and fundraising events. We are all great friends!
During Sharon’s early years she taught Sunday School where she enjoyed the children, the preparing of lessons and crafts, music and teachings. Sharon also took on the organizing of Community Soup Lunches which occurs two to three times a year for St. Paul’s. A very rewarding experience!
In 2015, Sharon became one of the main contacts for luncheon and reception planning for the church; another busy yet satisfying ministry the church has to offer. Sharon loves to help in a community whether it is one on one or a group of folks. She is also is a member of the Outreach Committee.
In 2014 Sharon became the Rector’s Deputy Warden and in 2016 became Rector’s Warden and remains. The position of Warden is both challenging and satisfying, giving way to the opportunity to share your skills with others aiming for goals to of keep the church open and operational. Very gratifying!
Sharon finds St. Paul’s a wonderful place for worship, friends, family, fellowship along with having a great sense of community, challenging in what is to be done and rewarding with what has been accomplished. A real peaceful and fulfilling place to be.
Favourite Scripture Passage – Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd
Favourite Hymn – Oh God Our Help in Ages Past