Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Inn keeper feeds his soul with side role as priest

From The Globe and Mail-

One day, during the busy summer season, Ian Powell was summoned to the front desk where a very surly customer was complaining that he didn’t get a room with a view in the Arthur Erickson-designed wing of Victoria’s Inn at Laurel Point.

When Mr. Powell, managing director of the posh Inn, appeared wearing a clerical collar, the guest switched from sinner to saint. Mr. Powell is not only a hotel manager, he’s also an Anglican priest.

“I earn my daily bread by being a hotelier. I feed my soul by being a priest,” says Mr. Powell, 60, who since 2006 has been the Inn’s manager and who has served at Victoria’s Christ Church Cathedral since 2009.

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