Rev. Dr. Gary Nicolosi Retiring, Interim Rector Named

The Rev. Dr. Gary Nicolosi recently announced his retirement from the ministry after 33 years, including 6 years of dedicated service to the people of St. James Westminster and to the Deanery of London as a whole. His last Sunday service will take place on June 26 during a 9:30am (single) service, followed by a celebration of his ministry in the Great Hall at St. James. All are welcome to join together to express your good wishes and prayers as Gary and Heather and Allison prepare for their move to Arizona.

Nancy AdamsTo shepherd us through this transition, we are grateful for the appointment of a wise and experienced interim rector. As Warden Wendy Thorpe said on May 8, “The wardens are grateful to Sam Thomas, Archdeacon of London, for his enthusiastic support of St. James in arranging for a talented and experienced priest to serve as our interim minister.”

“The Venerable Nancy Adams, retired priest and current Archdeacon of Delaware, has agreed to join us as interim priest, for a period of up to one year, starting July 1, ” Warden Thorpe continued. “Nancy has served in parishes in the Diocese of Huron since her ordination, and was recently interim priest-in-charge at St. Paul’s Cathedral. She will introduce herself more fully to you in person and in print when she joins us. The wardens have confidence that Nancy’s time at St. James will be a blessing both to the parish and to her.”

Gary has moved us all forward in our understanding of church history, religious practices, and theology, and, by sharing his deep and abiding faith in Jesus, has taken us deeper into the truth of what it means to be a Christian.