Our Parish Priest is Father Bill White. He came to this parish
August 12, 2012, having served for four years as the rector of a three point parish in Oxford County. He was born and grew up in London, the son of Bill and Phyllis White. For thirty-two years, he was a teacher with the Middlesex, London, and Thames Valley School Boards and retired in 2004 as principal of Princess Elizabeth Public School in Ingersoll.
Fr. White is a graduate of Waterloo Lutheran University – (now Wilfrid Laurier) – Waterloo (B.A., 1971) Niagara University, N.Y. (M.Sc.Ed., 2000) and Huron University
College (Western), London (M.Div., 2008). He was ordained a Deacon on June 4th, 2008, and as
a priest on November 27 of the same year.
Bill is married to Liesel (Elisabeth White) who is Manager of Employment and Strategic Initiatives in the Housing and Social Services department of the City of London. They are proud parents of Bill III,
a professional engineer with
GHD, currently working in Toronto, Ontario and married to Meghan, co-incidentally the grand-daughter of an Anglican priest.
Bill is a strong believer in a wise, kind God with a gentle, loving sense of humour. He particularly enjoys liturgy, preaching, and teaching, and has expressed pleasure and respect for the commitment, energy, and tenacity of the people of his
growing congregation, and of the Lambeth Legion where he currently
serves as "Padre". A life-long Londoner until his time in Oxford County, Bill is
happy back in London with friends and family.
The Ven. James R. Broadfoot is our Honourary Assistant, appointed in February, 2015, and with his wife Marion, parishioners during the autumn previous.
Born in Stratford Ontario, James was the third child of a family of
five brothers and three sisters. The family attended the Lutheran Church in Stratford where he was baptized and confirmed.
James received his early education in the public and the high school in Stratford.
In 1964 James moved to London and trained as an Estate Officer with the Canada Trust Company and then in Ottawa became a Trust Officer with the Royal Trust Company.
James graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo with a B.A.
in 1975. By the Fall, he began his training at Huron College to become an Anglican Priest, receiving an M.Div. degree. James was
ordained a Deacon in May 1978; and as a Priest the following February.
James has served in four parishes: St. Paul's, Clinton & St. Thomas' Seaforth; Christ Church, Colchester & St. Alban's, Malden Twp; St. John's parish in St. Thomas and the Church of the Epiphany in Kingsville, where he was collated Archdeacon of Essex Deanery in November 1983.
Retiring as Archdeacon in April of 2000, James and Marion moved to London and over the past several years James has served a number of parishes as Interim Priest.
James married Marion MacArthur in 1966 in Stratford in St. John's United Church. They have a daughter, Melissa who lives in London and is very involved in activities at the Cathedral.
Their son Paul is married to Diane and they have given James and Marion a special grandson, Connor who is a constant joy.
As James and Marion rapidly approach their 50th wedding
anniversary, they are looking forward to a special celebration!
In thirty-seven years of pastoral ministry James gained a greater degree of "understanding" of the teachings of Jesus, that has helped him to grow and live the Christian faith and enabled him to share that faith with others.