Clergy

Rev. John K. Morrell

Rev. John K. Morrell
Rev. John K. Morrell

Fr. Morrell began his ministry at St. Mark’s in March of 2011 after coming from the Middle East and Grenada. He received his theological training at Kenyon College, Ohio, and continued at McGill University and The Montreal Diocesan Theological College. He was ordained priest at St. Peter’s Church in Sherbrooke in 1992 in the Diocese of Quebec. Before leaving for Qatar, Fr. Morrell was working in the Diocese of Montreal. From 1983 – 1988, John was Program Director in this diocese with a strong focus on Youth Ministry. Fr. Morrell plans to continue the outreach mission of St. Mark’s and develop ties with other churches in the area.

Rev. Vivien Hannon

Rev. Vivien Hannon
Rev. Vivien Hannon

Rev. Vivien is Priest Assistant at St. Mark's. She came to St. Mark's in September 2012 while completing her studies towards a Master of Divinity degree from Atlantic School of Theology, and was ordained as Priest in December 2013. She has worked as geologist, and later as academic computing services specialist in a university environment. Previously educated in her home province of Quebec and at Queen's University, she moved to Nova Scotia in the 1970s, and lived for several years in Halifax's North End, just a few blocks from St. Mark's. She feels very happy and blessed to be among the St. Mark's community.

 

Rev. Jim Purchase

Rev. Jim Purchase
Rev. Jim Purchase

Things have a way of coming full circle and this is certainly true with Fr. Jim – his childhood church was St.Mark’s and now he is with us again as Honorary Assistant. As a young person at the church, he was a server and later ordained priest at St.Mark’s on the Feast of St.Peter and St.Paul, June 29, 1965. Fr. Jim received all his education in Halifax: first in local schools and then at Dalhousie University for his BA and later he was awarded a Master’s of Sacred Letters from King’s College. All of Fr. Jim’s ordained ministry has been in Nova Scotia, with his longest parish being in New Germany.  In 2000, Fr. Jim retired and returned to his church home where he has provided steadfast and compassionate service, not only to St.Mark’s but to other near-by parishes who need his help on a temporary basis.

 

Bishop Sue Moxley

Bishop Sue
Bishop Sue

  

Retired Diocesan Bishop Sue Moxley previously served as Rector of St. Mark's. She writes, “My first Sunday at St. Mark’s, I looked out and saw NO children, although the Parish profile had said there were some, that had been hopeful thinking! Over the next few years, the St. Mark’s Community had a population explosion! The Sunday School, the Servers’ Guild and the Children’s Choir all grew, much to the delight of the congregation. It was wonderful to have some of those children at my consecration as Bishop and I have a lovely photo of two of them with me that night.”

Ordinations - Priests from St. Mark’s

                                                

                                               Deacon                       Priest                           Bishop

James Purchase                     May 7,1964                 June 29,1965

David Boston                          May 31,1966               July 24,1967

Bruce Howe                            May 25,1969               May 23,1971               Oct. 28,2000  

Glen Kent                               May 24,1970               May 23,1971

Jack Tattrie                            May 23,1971               June 11,1972

Lloyd Ripley                           June 11,1972              June 17,1973

Vincent Tobin                         May 8,1975                 Nov. 30,1976              Russian Orthodox

Keith Hamlin                           May 19,1976               Nov. 30,1976              out of ministry

Carolyn Tomlin                       Aug. 13,1978              July 2, 1980

Margaret Collins                     May 2,1982                 March 6,1983

Susan Moxley                         June 29,1984              March 25,1985            March 25,2004

Mark Pretty                             October 18,1990         May 17,1991

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