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
Sally has recently retired after many years of employment in the health care profession, both as a Registered Nurse and in several administrative positions. She and her family have attended St Philip's church since they moved to the Milford area in 1978. Sally has served as a volunteer organist for many years, initially as a teenager at her childhood church in the Ottawa Valley and eventually at St Philip's. She enjoys her work with St Philip's Choir and as a volunteer with various healthcare organizations in Prince Edward County.
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
Paula has been a lay reader since 2001. She and her husband Bruce were married at St Philip's in 1975. Bruce's fore bearers were among the founding members of St Philip's in 1830. Paula describes herself as a conservative Anglican who cares deeply about social and environmental justice. St Philip's has felt like family since she became a regular member in 1980 and she is grateful to be able to serve in such a supportive community.
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.”
St. Philip's Church: doubters, seekers, newcomers
Do you ever wonder about church, what people get out of it? Or do you ever wonder if you are missing something in your life? Or maybe you have doubts and aren’t sure if you would be welcome at church. Or perhaps you’ve never been to church and would like to, but are unsure about it.
Rest assured that doubters, skeptics, seekers, and beginners are all welcome. It’s true that many people go to church because they are believers, but some go because they believe in love and that’s what the church upholds; and some go because they like to sing; and some go because church reminds them that there is more to life than meets the eye. Some people go to church because it’s a quiet hour out of their busy lives; some go to be inspired and uplifted or even challenged; and some go to be part of a caring community.
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness are the benefits of being inspired by the Gospel.
St. Philip’s Church welcomes everyone.