Anglican Samizdat

June 23, 2009

Diocese of Niagara: the dog days of summer

Filed under: Diocese of Niagara — David Jenkins @ 6:18 pm

The Diocese of Niagara and its contingent of itinerant squatters – all 3 of them – assembled and organised by Rev. Cheryl Fricker (pew saleswoman extraordinaire) have come to the sensible conclusion that St. Hilda’s sanctuary is too hot, smelly, mouldy and orange to be worthy of their occupation during the dog days of summer.

Therefore, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Niagara Potemkin St. Hilda’s, “during the summer, services will be held at St. Aidan’s church, people from St. Hilda’s are welcome to join.”

The people from which St. Hilda’s? There is no congregation in the diocese of Niagara version of St. Hilda’s. Perhaps this is a oblique invitation for me to visit St. Aidan’s with a camera; perhaps not.



  1. The “mould” argument is interesting. Same has been made re Good Shepherd, St. Catharines.

    The argument is a fraud. I guess there’s nothing to be done about ACoC ministers who collaborate with it. But there’s definitely grounds for disbarment of any lawyers who make that argument in court, if we can compile the right evidence. Even without that evidence, a complaint can be made to the Law Society and publicized. The mould argument is phony, and if we could find out who did it, things might not go well for them.

    Comment by Toral — June 23, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

  2. Not interested in pews, but St Aidan’s had a rather gorgeous carved eagle lectern – if that came up for sale I’d definitely be interested!

    Comment by Ellie M. — June 24, 2009 @ 9:27 am

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