The Reverend MaryLynn Forrest – Parish Deacon

I have been a member of St. George’s for the past twenty years and was ordained as a deacon in June 2015. Before my ordination, I was a registered early childhood educator, working with mostly toddlers. As a deacon, my main focus is on pastoral and palliative care. During our troubled times and as we journey with God at the end of our earthly life, our soul needs to be nourished just as our bodies do. Taking care of each other is what the gospel teaches us, whether it be in the area of outreach—helping others in need, or in pastoral care–as we all need a little help during difficult times in our lives.  Pastoral care is everything from providing an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on or cry on, and support through the storms of our lives. I am a volunteer on-call chaplain at Grand River Hospital, providing four to six, twelve hour shifts a month.  I am available whenever and wherever I am needed by calling the church office or by calling my number that is provided on the front of our weekly bulletin. Our discussions are kept private and confidential.

You can contact Rev. MaryLynn at or by calling the church office 519-744-4751.

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