The People of Saint Paul’s Parish in Hampton, New Brunswick offer sincere congratulations to Keith Joyce on the thirty fifth anniversary of his ordination.
Keith, Elinor and the children came to us in 1996 for far too brief a time and within two years were whisked away to Fredericton where Keith was installed as Dean of Christchurch Cathedral.
We should not have been surprised, for his gentle, compassionate manner; his sense of humour, musical talent and ability to create a holy silence within the liturgical space, were the envy of all who were privileged to worship with him.
(Although the holy silence was, of course, occasionally shattered by a resounding trumpet voluntary).
We wish you many more years of wonderful ministry with Elinor beside you, enhancing all you accomplish with her grace, encouragement and love.
This comes with our love and thankfulness for the precious time we enjoyed together.
Blessings on you both.