Our Team

Deborah Noonan – Interim rector

The Reverend

formation@st-georges.org

Holly Ratcliffe

The Reverend Doctor

spirituality@st-georges.org

I began my connection with St George’s in the summer of 2017, celebrating and preaching while Canon Steven Mackison was on vacation. What has drawn me to this community has been the warm welcome I have received, and the people’s keen interest in the living Word of God as proclaimed, preached and reflected on. I have been delighted to participate liturgically in this place, as it is reflected in the high quality of choral music, the respect for the preparation that needs to go into good liturgy and the involvement of lay persons who are open to the power of the mystery of creation and redemption at the heart of it. In my role as the Associate Priest for Spirituality at St. George’s I share in preaching and celebrating, and offer other opportunities for deepening the spiritual life of the community. This latter area has been my primary focus throughout many years of ministry and study. My current passion is a return to my childhood love, artistic creativity, which I am currently expressing through the medium of clay, in ceramic pottery and sculpture. I am keen to share this and whatever else is helpful for fulfilling St. George’s call to be a spiritual oasis in the world.

Maylanne Maybee

The Reverend Doctor Deacon

deacon@st-georges.org

As a newcomer to Montreal, I was drawn to St. George’s by friends, and stayed because of the warmth of the parish community and the grace with which people participate in all aspects of worship – word, music, and liturgical movement.  For 40 years, my vocation in ministry has been as a deacon, an ancient order dedicated to service, especially among the “poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely” and to “interpreting to the church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world.”  I have lived out this vocation in disadvantaged neighbourhoods as a community minister, in the office of General Synod as an advocate for peace, justice and the integrity of creation, and more recently in theological schools as an educator and administrator.  I am passionate about the priestly and diaconal calling of the whole people of God and encouraging the ministry of all the baptized.

Carole Kapelanski

Parish Administrative Assistant

office@st-georges.org

I used to work for a large, global engineering firm where my office overlooked the beautiful St George’s.  At the suggestion of a colleague, I attended a Sunday service and have been a member of the congregation ever since; almost 25 years. At first I was attracted by the potential for my own spiritual growth, but as time went on I realized this was a place that really cared for people. In 2016, when I had the opportunity to join the staff, I jumped at the chance. My role goes beyond the traditional role of administrative assistant’s. Since I’m often the point of first contact I want to be a kind and welcoming presence for everyone – people I know or people I don’t, rich or poor, well or sick, happy or sad. I’d wanted to do something different; something where I could make a real difference. My role here gives me that chance every day.  

Kosala Liyanage

Chef

mealprogram@st-georges.org

With over 25 years of experience in the restaurant and hotel industry, I received numerous offers of employment. However, after having cooked for the wealthiest amongst us, I wanted to share the taste I can create with those that are destitute and those that do not have the opportunity to taste such food. I want to do the best I can to help the homeless and the poor. Nothing is more gratifying to me then to offer them the best food I can make and see in their eyes and their faces the impact my actions have. Even before I was selected to join this team in 2018, I knew I wanted to be here and my hope is to stay for the rest of my career.

Jean-Sébastien Allaire

Music Director

musicdirector@st-georges.org

I came to St. George’s in January 2017. I was called to bring my musical gifts and experience as a church musician and I was looking forward to a stimulating and new challenge. Today, I feel that call even more strongly. Not only it has deepened my faith but also contributed to my work as Music Director and helped me to provide better teaching, spiritual guidance and motivation to choir members to be fully engaged and become better musicians. I also love working with Steven. There is a sense of dignity to the service and a commitment to liturgical and musical excellence to which I always aspire. Together, we work to enhance the service and support the congregation in prayer. I am happy to evolve spiritually at St. George’s and I am looking forward to continuing my music ministry in its midst.

Philip Crozier

Organist

organist@st-georges.org

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Children’s Ministry Coordinator

 

Tim pennings 

People’s  Warden

peopleswarden@st-georges.org I

Hilliard Goldfarb

Rectors’ Warden

rectorswarden@st-georges.org

Vacant 

People’s Deputy Warden

deputypeopleswarden@st-georges.org

Susan McIntosh

Rector’s Deputy warden

deputyrectorswarden@st-georges.org