The Rev. Ian Mills
Ian has been in active ministry for over 30 years. He began his ministry as Associate Rector, then Rector in the Pembina Hills Parishes. During this period he was also Camp Director at Anglican Island. Ian moved on to serve as Interim Priest at St. Alban’s in Winnipeg, followed by Christ Church in Selkirk. He became Rector of St. Andrews Woodhaven in 1994 and retired in 2011. Since January 2012 Ian has been enjoying his retirement as well as being involved in part-time ministry with Holy Trinity, Headingley. Ian’s ministry over the years always evolved according to what is needed in a particular parish. In Holy Trinity, in addition to worship, Ian teaches and encourages people to take up the tasks of ministry at Holy Trinity.
The Rev. Dr. Kenn Garrity, Ph.D.
Kenn was ordained from St. John's College in 1982, following a 23-year career in the Canadian Armed Forces as an Artillery Gunner and a Meteorological Technician. Following graduation he spent a year as a Deacon at Holy Trinity Winnipeg. Upon his Priesting in 1983, Kenn re-enrolled in the CAF and spent the next five years serving as a Chaplain (P) to the SSF (Special Service Force) in Petawawa, Ontario. Following a UN tour Kenn, along with his wife Wendy and their two children, Corinna and Sean, returned to Winnipeg where he spent a year as Chaplain to St. John's College. The next eleven years, from 1989 to 2000, he served as the Rector to St. Thomas Weston followed by seven years as Rector to Church of the Ascension in Stonewall. After being trained by IMN (Interim Ministry Network) he spent two years at St. Saviour's Elmwood, and then two years at St. Andrew's-on-the-Red as Interim Minister. Following these appointments, Kenn spent seven years as Sunday supply for St. John's Lac du Bonnet and six years as Sunday supply at All Saints Whytewold. Kenn's ministry has been highlighted by an interest in congregational development and continuing education. He has completed numerous qualifications from AFM (Addictions Foundation of Manitoba) and WMS (Winnipeg Mediation Services), all culminating in the completion of his Ph.D. (2020) in Pastoral Counseling from a Southern Baptist College. He is looking forward very much to serving the congregation of Holy Trinity Headingley as part of their highly effective Ministry Team.
The Music Ministry endeavours to contribute to meaningful Sunday worship utilizing both traditional hymns and contemporary music. In addition, special services such as the Old Fashioned Christmas, Easter and our Family Services, are opportunities for new music not normally part of the Music Ministry's repertoire. We also occassionally play at personal care homes, bringing beautiful music and uplifting song to the residents.
Our Music Director will play for weddings and funerals, consulting personally with individuals to meet their needs, as well as suggesting appropriate music - always striving to ensure the music is a memorable part of the service and contributes in a positive and meaningful way.
As a small Anglican parish, we have two part-time priests who are very involved in our church. The Rev. Ian Mills and The Rev. Ted Nimik take particular responsibility for our Communion services. Morning Prayer worship is also sometimes led by Lay Readers in our parish family.
Our worship clearly demonstrates the hope found in Christ through our preaching of the gospel and our joyful music. Morning Prayer services are generally taken from the Book of Common Prayer, and at least two (often three) Eucharistic services are held each month - using both the Book of Alternative Services and Book of Common Prayer format (in the BAS). The music is a combination of traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs. The variety of services and music meets the different desires and worship preferences within the congregation.
Our Vestry is responsible for actively managing all of the aspects of our full and meaningfull parish life.