Who We Are

Executive Mandate: 

To oversee short/long-term planning; staffing; Parish Council; Office Administration; Safe Church; Liaise with the Diocese and Deanery; Troubleshoot

Parish Council Mandate:

The council elected by Vestry is an advisory group to give assistance to the Church Wardens in the discharge of their duties.


  • Tim Goodison – Rector’s Warden
  • Catherine Carlson – People’s Warden
  • Greg Butler – Deputy Rector’s Warden
  • Ann-Marie Shaw – Deputy People’s Warden


To oversee short/long-term planning; staffing; Parish Council; Office Administration; Safe Church; Liaise with the Diocese and Deanery; Troubleshoot


  • Anne Taylor

Members at Large:

  • Ericka Babb
  • Deb Barclay
  • Nelson Cuthbert
  • Linday Dancey
  • Murray Gamble
  • Susan Hipperson
  • Cindy Kellett
  • Dulcie Tapp

Council Secretary:

  • Valerie Clarke

Youth Members: 

Lay Delegates to Synod:

  • Susan Hipperson
  • Adriana Cronin

The members of Parish Council are your representatives and you are encouraged to bring all matters of concern to their attention. If you are unable to speak to one of them at a service a simple e-mail to the church will allow your concerns to be addressed.To the extent possible the appointments and elections to parish council should result in representation from a variety of organizations and interests within the Parish.

What We Do

Parish Council is responsible to assist the Rector and Wardens to conduct Parish affairs so that the Parish will be able to carry out its mission as a Christian Community. To this end there are a number of responsibilities as outlined below:

  1. ensure Parish Properties are duly cared for
  2. ensure finances of all organizations within the parish accurately reflect the financial state of the Parish
  3. the financial well-being of the Parish is maintained
  4. the safety and well-being of persons and Church property are adequately protected and insured.
  5. Newcomers and visitors are welcomed and encouraged to join in the life of the Parish
  6. Lay organizations work to utilize the talents of as many people as possible.
  7. Ensure the rector and his family are properly housed.
  8. The standards of the Anglican Church are upheld
  9. Parish records are kept in a safe and adequate manner.

Parish Council shares with the Rector and Wardens a leadership role on welcoming parishioners and visitors at Church Services. This leadership also extends to visiting parishioners. The example set by members of parish Council as leaders in the Parish can do much to engender a spirit of fellowship and caring.

Church wardens act as the executive officers of Parish Council and are ex-officio members of the Council. The Wardens use their best efforts to carry out the lawful resolutions of the Council. With the approval of the Council, the Wardens may delegate matters relating to the congregation to the council, to committees or to individuals.

Parish Council meets monthly with the minutes being posted on the web site as soon as possible after each meeting.

You can contact us at: Wardens@stgeorgesofforesthill.com

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