Packed to the brim, the church was bustling and busy. Members of the choir rushed about, their robes brushing past pews that were full from end to end.
Soon, a hush began to fall over the congregation within St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Shawville. The choir, a combination of singers from this location and their sister church in Renfrew, gathered at the back of the aisle.
The procession was quick but different than what the attendees were used to, and that’s what made the celebration most special. Following behind the choir was a combination of over two dozen reverends, travelling from across the river, up from Ottawa and all around the Western Quebec region to take part in the ceremony.
Rounding out the procession was a special sight for church goers from around the Pontiac. The Bishop of Ottawa, the Right Reverend John H. Chapman, joined the Archdeacon of West Quebec, the Venerable Mavis Brownlee, for the ordination of Reverend Timothy Gerard Kehoe on Jan. 18.
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