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Appointment of Rector
Sunday, 03 April 2011 22:33

St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Timmins & St. Paul’s Church, South Porcupine
Sunday, April 1, 2011 (Lent 4 - Mothering Sunday)



I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Gregory Charles Gilson as the
Rector of the new combined parishes of St. Matthew’s Cathedral and St. Paul’s Church,
South Porcupine, and Dean- designate of the Diocese of Moosonee, effective July 1st,

Fr. Gilson is presently the Rector of Dawson Creek and Pouce Coupe in the Diocese of
Caledona, BC. He originates from south western Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Arts
Degree from Renison College, Waterloo University, 1981,and a Master of Divinity
degree from Huron College, London, Ontario, 1985, He also holds a Doctor of Divinity
Degree from Ashfield Theological Seminary, Ashfield, Ohio, 2003.

Dr. Gilson was ordained in the Diocese of Huron and served 19 years in various parishes.
In 2004 he became Rector of his present parish and was collated Archdeacon of
Caledonia East. In 2003 he produced a book entitled “Spiritual Development by
Personality Type”.

Dr. Gilson has spent much of his ordained career helping congregations achieve growth and
financial stability and has led congregations that were on the verge of closure, to positions of
sustained growth; spiritually, numerically and in financial stability.

Greg is married to Valerie and they have one daughter, Anastasijia, aged 13 . Greg has 2
adult children from a previous marriage, Mchael, aged 28 and Courtney, aged 26.. The
Gilsons will be living in St. Paul’s Rectory.


The Rt. Rev. Thomas A. Corston
Bishop of Moosonee