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News Archive

Rev Publishes Volunteer Tourism Book
June 30, 2021

Rev Nancy Knapp of Barrie has published her first book based on her years of travel and volunteerism abroad. Read more


New Reflection: The Calling and the Cloth
May 13, 2021

Rev. Patrick Tracy of Vancouver talks about his work as a police chaplain and the overlap between policing and pastoring. Read more


New Reflection – Delivering Hope and Care to Those Experiencing Grief
April 23, 2021

Rev. Kathi Kelly shares her experiences of working with Seasons Centre for Grieving Children in Barrie, ON. What a great place! Read More


Easter 2021
April 2, 2021

Rev Ed Montano reflects on the Easter message in a time of pandemic. Read More


New Reflection – Religion and Politics Should Mix
March 25, 2021

Rev. Mark Hartburg writes about getting politically active to ban “conversion therapies” (more broadly described as SOGIECE, Sexual Orientation-Gender Identity/Expression Change Efforts).  Get inspired to take action! Read More


New Reflection
March 17, 2021

Rev Mike Mundell explains how he recognizes and celebrates kindness with his specially designed kindness cards. Read More


New Reflection
Feb 24, 2021

Rev Robert Chaffey discusses political activism combined with hands-on ministry, and the disappointment of government not supporting momentum in the community for change. Read More


Lent 2021
Feb 18, 2021

This year presents us with a new temptation. Let’s focus on resisting it during Lent. Read more


Ash Wednesday
Feb 17, 2021

We’re introducing a great organization that we regularly support and passing on their Ash Wednesday prayer. Generous Space Ministries works to dismantle religious-based harm, pursue intersectional justice, and celebrate LGBTQ2+ lives in both the church and our world. Read More


Micro-grants Awarded!
Feb 4, 2021

Thanks to all clergy who applied for a micro-grant in late 2020. We’re pleased to support a variety of excellent ministries and projects. Read more


Belinda Mussett
Jan 22, 2021

We are sad to announce the passing of Rev. Belinda Mussett earlier this month. Read More


Online Memorial Service
Jan 9, 2021

Rev Carolyn Hamilton-Kuby came to us with the idea to record an online memorial service to offer comfort to those who are not able to gather in groups to celebrate departed loved ones at this time. Take a look at the result and share it around. Read More


Rev Giffen’s book
Jan 8, 2021

Rev David Giffen’s book, Redemptive Trauma: Confession of a Defrocked Priest, was recently published by Tellwell Talent. This memoir, embracing the hard truths of trauma and addiction, may help others heal or at least see a way forward.  The book has spent time as the #1 bestseller in its category on Amazon. Read More


Rev Magor’s Memoir
December 14, 2020

Did you know CSMC’s own Rev Dianne Magor of BC is a published author? Her book A Serendipity Calls is an intimate, true love story and memoir about two young people who fell in love and were forced to face the challenges of living with a terminal illness, and the possibility of losing each other far too soon. Read More


Advent 2020
November 27, 2020

Advent calls us to walk together; to bring comfort where there is suffering, to bring a ray of light where there is darkness, to join in the joyful hope of what is yet to come, not only the spiritual or physical future, but also hope for a renewed sense of communal living. Read More.


Micro-Grant Program Returns
November 10, 2020

Get some funding for your ministry or a project you support. All CSMC members may apply. Grant amounts are $250, $500, and $1,000. Deadline for submission is Dec 14. Read More.


12 Afternoons of Hope
September 16, 2020

Rev Lisa Bynoe Stevens has launched a podcast delving into the Bible and the hope that it offers … Read More.


Starting a New Ministry
April, 2020

Lisa Bynoe Stevens discusses the joys and challenges of starting her new women’s ministry, 12 Afternoons of HopeRead More.



For most of us, we start this season of Easter by saying: “The Lord is risen!” to which we reply: “The Lord is risen, indeed, Alleluia!” this is a time of deep joy… Read More.


LENT 2020

Lent is a time to look deeply inside of ourselves, recognize the parts of us that need some work and make an earnest effort to correct what needs correction… Read More.


Working for Peace
February 18th, 2020

Rev Adele Boy discusses acting out her faith in the service of peace and justice in the context of Palestine and Israel. Read More.


Spiritual Care in a Hospice Setting
January 15th, 2020

Learn more about Rev Amanda Jewell’s chaplaincy work at the newly opened Nipissing Serenity Hospice. Read More.


Giving Back at Christmas
December 20, 2019

When you love Christmas as much as Nicholas Scime, it’s an easy leap to turn a family party into a charity event. Nicholas and his wife Caroline hosted their third annual Christmas fundraiser… Read More.


December 1, 2019

As we travel through advent the light increases. We add another candle to the wreath and we add Hope, Peace, Joy and Love to our toolbox to face the coming year. We must… Read More.


New Reflection!
August 16, 2019

Rev Joe McParland shares some insights about his ministry with Clergy Support in Windsor, Ontario. Read More.


Grants Awarded! / Subventions accordées!
May 16, 2019

Click here for the results of the 2019 call for micro-grant applications.


New Reflection!

July 18, 2019

Ministry through food! Rev Suzanne Pierson shares about the Food to Share program in Picton, ON. Read More


Holy Week

April 14, 2019

We must strive to be an Easter people. Hopeful in the face of despair.

Growing in a world of stagnation. Loving in a world that too often shows cruelty.

Giving second chances where none were given before.

This Holy Week, Clergy Support Memorial Church invites you to share the burden of the cross, whether it be your friend’s, your neighbours, your own, or that of someone you don’t even know, and focus on the light ahead.


Lori Siska

LONDON – April 4, 2019

We are sad to announce the passing of Clergy Support’s Lori Siska in March of this year. Read More.