St. James Anglican Church

Our Incumbent

Father (Fr.) Robert Porter

Canon 8 - Diocese of Ontario


     The Incumbent or, where applicable, the priest-in-charge of a parish, shall have full charge of and be
responsible for all aspects of the services of worship and for fulfilling the duties of the Incumbent under
Canon 8 of the Diocese of Ontario.

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    Fr. Robert is a cradle Anglican from Belleville.  Although he attended Church nominally for many of his teenage and young adulthood years, he experienced a profound time of renewal and re-dedication leading up to his confirmation in 2005.  This was the beginning of his discerned call to the priesthood.

     Fr. Robert began his studies in the MDiv program at Wycliffe College in 2008.  He lived in Wycliffe residence during his MDiv studies and thoroughly enjoyed the vibrant Christian community, participating in the Student Council in various roles.

     Fr. Robert served the churches of St. Lukes Lyndhurst and St. John's Sunbury for two years before coming to Kemptville.  Fr. Robert is married to Tira who recently finished graduate school and is apply for positions in teaching.