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Former Ministers



Olinda Ministers

(The Names of the first Ministers are unknown - 1859)
1864-1865   Rev. Thomas Cleworth   
Gosfield Circuit
1881-1883   Rev. Charles Smith  
Essex Centre Circuit
1866   Rev. Thomas Atkinson
Rev. William Magwood
Kingsville Circuit
1884 Rev. J. R. Phillips
Cottam Charge
1867   Rev. Thomas Atkinson
Rev. Matthew Robinson (Robison)  
1885 Rev. J. C. Nethercott
1868 Rev. Thomas Atkinson
Rev. George Clarke
1886-1887 Rev. William T. Turner
1869   Rev. Ezra A. Stafford   
Rev. Edwin McCallum
1888-1889 Rev. M. Griffin
1870-1871   Rev. Ezra A. Stafford   1890 Rev. J. G. Yelland
Rev. J. Rice
1872-1875 Rev. David Hunt 1891-1893 Rev. S. Salton
1875-1878 Rev. William C. Watson,
with Rev. W. H. Russell (3 mon.)
Rev. A. C. Chambers (9 mon)  
1894 Rev. E. Medd
1876 Rev. William C. Watson, M.A.,
Rev. Samuel C. Eby
1895-1898 Rev. William McDonagh  
1877 Rev. William C. Watson, M.A. 1899-1901 Rev. William Baugh
1878-1879 Rev. Thomas D. Pearson
1879-1880 Rev. William Goodwin
Essex Centre Circuit
1902 Ruthven Charge


Ruthven Ministers


1869-71   Rev. Ezra Stafford   1875-77   Rev. William Watson
Assistants:
Rev. W. H. Russell (3 mon.)
Rev. A. C. Chambers (9 mon)  
1872-74 Rev. David Hunt 1878-80 Rev. Thomas Pearson
Rev. William Goodwin
Rev. Millyard
Rev. Walter Rigsby
1889 Ruthven Charge


Trinity Ministers


1877   Rev. William C. Watson   1884   Rev. J. R. Philips  
1878-79   Rev. Thomas D. Pearson 1885 Rev. J. C. Nethercott
1879-80 Rev. William Goodwin 1886-87   Rev. William T. Turner
1881-83 Rev. Charles Smith 1888-89 Rev. M. Griffin
1890 Ruthven Circuit formed


Ruthven Pastoral Charge Ministers - 1890-2017


1890-1891   Rev. J. P. Rice 1943-1945   Rev.T. Harold Ackert  
1891-1892   Rev. S. Salton 1945-1950 Rev. P. E. James
1892-1896   Rev. E. Medd 1950-1957 Rev. Thos. H. Bagnall
1896-1900 Rev.W. McMullen 1957-1959 Rev. J. Y. McGookin Supply  
1900-1902 Rev. Wm. Baugh 1959-1962 Rev. John B. Barrett
1902-1905 Rev. John G. Fallis 1962-1963 Rev. J. Y. McGookin   Supply  
1905-1908 Rev. Robert C. Burton 1959-1962 Rev. Sidney Davison Supply
1908-1912 Rev. Rufus L. Wilson 1963-1967 Rev. Donald Campbell
1912-1914 Rev. James B. Currie 1967-1975 Rev. John E. Davies
1914-1917 Rev. C. Louis L. Couzens   1975-1978 Rev. Malcolm A. Fife
1917-1921 Rev. Herbert J. Creasy 1978-1982 Rev. Dale Davis
1921-1925 Rev. Wm. E. Stafford 1982-1987 Rev. Isagani L. Lazaro
1925-1930 Rev. Samuel J. Bridgette 1987-1990 Ian Sloan - Student
1930-1932 Rev. J. A. McKelvey 1990-2006 Linda G. Blair LPM
1932-1936 Rev. G. Everett Ashton 2007-2012 Sheryle Steadman DLM
1936-1938 Rev. Charles W. Leslie 2012- Rev. Olav Kitchen
1938-1943   Rev. George J. Minielly, B.A.  


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