Clergy & Parish Ministries

Nothing in all creation, can separate us from the love of God. – Romans 8:39

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The Rev'd Rob Luxton,
Rector

Rob grew up in Toronto, studied at Ryerson University and theology at Wycliffe College (University of Toronto). He has served in the Parishes of Haliburton, (Diocese of Toronto), Parish of Chesley, Paisley and Tara, (Diocese of Huron), St. John the Evangelist , London (Diocese of Huron), and now Old St. Paul's here in Woodstock, with over 23 years of ordained ministry. Rob loves to read the Bible and Christian Writers to help him live the gospel in our world today and to proclaim the Good News of God’s love for all people. He has been involved in Outreach, Pastoral Care and Preaching for his entire ministry and finds it very rewarding.
Rob is married to the Rev'd Patty Dobbs-Luxton and they have two children. He likes sports and is a follower of teams such as the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. He likes to jog 3 times a week, enjoys movies, and live theatre, reading mystery novels, biographies and newspapers.

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The Rev'd H. E. Ted Winter,
Pastoral Assistant

Ted has had a very eclectic career including stints as a time study engineer, production manager and personnel manager in the "needle trade"; an Ambulance paramedic/manager in Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and London; a theatre projectionist in theatres in Ingersoll, Woodstock, and London; a manager and projectionist at the Park Cinerama Theatre in London which is now the Palace Theatre. Ted was the Organist/Music Director of Anglican, United and Roman Catholic churches in Delhi, Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, and London over the past 50 years. He still also dabbles at playing the organ covering for summer vacations. Ted was the founder of the Ingersoll Choral Society in 1990 and served as Music Director and Conductor for 20 years. In 2005 Ted went back to school at Renison College in Kitchener and was ordained a Deacon by The Rt. Rev'd Robert Bennett, Bishop of Huron in 2008. Ted has served as the Pastoral Assistant in Churches in Ingersoll and Woodstock since his ordination.

Parish Ministries

We would love to welcome you to our family. We are always actively seeking volunteers to help in and around the church. It is a great way to meet new people and share our own stories while giving back to the church. We welcome volunteers in all ministries. If there is something that you would like to help with, just ask!

Servers

Our servers assist with the liturgy as Crucifers, acolytes, and at the Altar. Young and  old alike are welcome to join this group.

Lay Readers

Assist with the liturgy of the word, prayers of the people and Communion assistants.  Lay Readers take a course and are licensed by the Bishop.

Sunday School

Our Sunday School meets at 10:30 in the Church and then proceeds to the Parish Hall for learning and fun. We welcome all children to join in this special ministry.  If you have a penchant for teaching kids you will be welcomed with open arms.

Altar Guild

A dedicated group that prepares the linens, altar cloths, hangings, holy hardware, etc.  for all services.  They are the Church beautifiers.

Sides Persons

An Anglican term for USHERS/GREETERS.  They are the welcoming committee that will meet you as you enter at Services within the Church.  They hand out the Bulletins (program) and assist you with seating or any questions you might have as you enter our historic Building.

Ways & Means Committee

These folks organize fund raising activities for the Church such as soup and sandwich luncheons, etc.

Health & Safety Committee

Meet regularly to ensure the safety regulations are met and exceeded.

Anglican Church Women (ACW)

These ladies are the backbone of our Church Family.  Many projects are initiated and completed by this dedicated group of Ladies.  Special projects such as meat pie making and catering are their forte.

Brotherhood of Anglican Churchmen

These gentlemen organize breakfasts and pancake suppers for the enjoyment of our parishioners and fund raise for a scholarship.

I Would Like To Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer or contribute in some way to Old St. Paul’s Church, please reach out to us.