St. Philip's Anglican Church, Milford, ON
The St. Philip's Congregation forms a Living Creche, December, 2013
Welcome to St. Philip's
In all activities we are guided by our mission statement as we strive:
To be a Christian centre for the worship of God - bringing members closer to Jesus Christ, proclaiming the Word, and making His love known to all. We serve our community in the power of the Spirit - welcoming everyone, helping those in need, and supporting the endeavours of others.
The Rev. Ada Clifton
Incumbent of the Anglican Churches of St. Andrew's Wellington, St. Philip's Milford and St. John's Waupoos
Originally from Montreal Quebec, my undergraduate study is in recreation therapy with graduate work in education.
In 2009, God lead me on a new path, from working in administration at Concordia University, to moving and returning to school full-time at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, where I received my Master of Divinity.
I have lived in the Quinte area since 2012, served in chaplaincy at Kingston General Hospital and also served as a priest in the Anglican Churches of Quinte West.
I’m pleased to be joining the strong ministry teams at the three churches of Marysburgh and Kente here in the County, I am excited for the future and feel richly blessed to be here with you!
People's Warden: Sally Cowan
Rector's Warden: Peggy Hallward
Peggy, and her husband Ted Foy, moved to Prince Edward County in 2015 after she retired from a career with the federal government in Ottawa. She has traveled extensively and is interested in the ancient wisdom traditions of the Far East. When not walking or gardening or yarn bombing, Peggy volunteers with Community Care for Seniors. She and Ted have two grown children.
Lay Reader: Paula Walker
The Congregation: One of the nicest things about our church is how well a diverse group of people, from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences – farming, homemaking, engineering, the arts, government, the military, science, health care, teaching and business – manage to relate to one another and work enthusiastically together. We are very happy to have been called “the little church that could.”
Several of our County-born members have ancestors who co-founded the new little church in Milford in the 1830’s. You can still see their names on County road signs. On the other hand, more than half of us arrived here as newcomers over the years, some from other countries. Our numbers include singles and couples who are mostly, but not all, seniors. Most admit to 50 plus! We have one extended family of three generations.
While our core leadership consists of two church wardens and the heads of various committees, everyone contributes time, money, and talent to making our church into that “little church that could.”
The broad array of skills found within the congregation has enabled us to stretch the scope of some of our projects beyond the reach of many larger churches. In the past few years we have involved ourselves in projects to support the peoples of Kenya and Northern Canada. Everyone is encouraged to join in, and no contribution is considered too little. Our knowledgeable do-it- yourself specialists get on with in-house renovations; our pianists play the organ; our great cooks put on popular County dinners. We take great joy in working together in mutual respect and harmony, and we have fun along the way. All in all, we are truly blessed to belong to a supportive church family.
We always look forward to having new people join us in worship and in all our social and outreach endeavors.