Saturday, June 8, 2013

Episcopal bishop names Holden rector to staff

From Western Massachusetts-

The Rev. Richard M. Simpson, a longtime rector at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Holden, has been named a canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

A canon to the ordinary is a staff officer who performs tasks assigned by the bishop.

“Among his many gifts, Rich brings spiritual depth, extensive experience in parish and campus ministry, creativity, and a sense of humor to a demanding ministry,” Bishop Douglas Fisher said. “I am blessed that he said `yes' to my invitation to join our staff.”

Canon Simpson has been rector at St. Francis for 15 years.

Before coming to Holden in 1998, he served for eight years with the Diocese of Connecticut — four years as associate rector at Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport and four as the Protestant campus minister at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

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