Guest Preacher for a Few Months

Since Molly left two and a half months ago, the wardens and I have talked about a new Associate for CCDP. However, it is clear to us that a new person will not likely be available until sometime in the spring. To bridge that gap, I have invited PJ Carefoote to be our guest preacher for a few months.

The Reverend Pearce J. (PJ) Carefoote was born and raised in Toronto, and was ordained a priest in 1988. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology in Church History from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. He is Head of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, and is the author of Forbidden Fruit: Banned, Censored and Challenged Books from Dante to Harry Potter and A Confusion of Printers: The Role of Print in the English Reformation. He also serves as honorary assistant priest at St James’ Cathedral and St George’s-on-the-Hill, Etobicoke.

PJ will preach once a month until such time as we have a new Associate appointed. His first Sunday with us will be January 31st. On behalf of all of us, I welcome PJ to CCDP.

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The Story behind our

Tracking Organ

Our magnificent three manual, tracker-action organ was installed in the chancel of the church in the spring of 1982 and dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of those who died in the First World War and the Second World War.

The organ, built by the Karl Wilhelm Company of Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, has a classical continental design. The case is made of white oak and the pipe shades are of carved butternut. Voiced in the classic French style, its 36 stops and 50 ranks are capable of interpreting a wide variety of organ literature.

Installation required considerable changes to the chancel including moving the altar forward and arranging choir seating to either side. These renovations prompted the design and production of our award-winning Benedicite Kneelers, done in needlepoint by a dedicated group of church members.