On the Feast of Holy Trinity (Sunday, June 7, 2020), the Rev. Cindy Corrigan was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Lynne McNaughton in the diocese of Kootenay. The service was held at All Saints Church in Vernon, BC and included just six people in physical attendance, but others participated by Zoom. Bishop McNaughton presided over the service and the sermon was given by the Rev. Chris Harwood Jones, incumbent of the hosting parish.
Cindy was presented by the Venerable Trevor Freeman and the Reverend Susan Hermanson. Bishop James Cowan, retired bishop of the diocese of British Columbia and current incumbent at St James, Armstrong and St John the Divine, Salmon Arm was also in attendance. Bishop Cowan ordained Cindy to the diaconate in Fernie, BC, on July 25, 2018, so Cindy was thrilled that he was able to be present for the occasion.
Shortly after her ordination to deacon-in-transition, Cindy and her husband Kerry moved to Vancouver Island where she was appointed to St Mary, Nanoose Bay in October 2018 under Bishop Logan’s license. When it came time for Cindy to take her next step in the ordination process, since she began in the diocese of Kootenay, it was fitting for Bishop McNaughton to walk with her to the end of her journey to the priesthood.
Cindy is currently appointed to St Philip, Cedar, and we feel lucky that she will be continuing as a cleric in our diocese of islands and inlets.
Notes of congratulations may be sent to Cindy by email.
Photo: Bishop James Cowan, the Rev. Cindy Corrigan, Bishop Lynne McNaughton, the Rev. Jeff Seaton (fellow ordinand), and the Rev. Chris Harwood Jones.