About

The Parish of Craighurst and Midhurst is made up of two historic churches, St John’s Craighurst and St Paul’s Midhurst. Both churches worship in the Anglican tradition and are a part of the Diocese of Toronto in the Anglican Church of Canada. On this page you can learn more about the storied histories of our two churches, meet our clergy and staff, and find out what it means to be Anglican.

St John’s Craighurst

St John’s is a vibrant country church in the heart of the historic village of Craighurst. We are located at 3191 Penetanguishene Road and gather for worship on Sunday mornings at 11:15am and throughout the week. Our faith is nurtured as we study together in small groups and serve others in our community. St John’s … Continue reading St John’s Craighurst

St Paul’s Midhurst

St Paul’s is a vibrant village church in the heart of Midhurst just north of Barrie. We are located at 5 Noraline Avenue and gather for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30am and throughout the week. Our faith is nurtured as we study together in small groups and serve others in our community. Our building … Continue reading St Paul’s Midhurst

Clergy

The Reverend Jonathan R Turtle Priest-in-Charge Email: frjonathanturtle@gmail.com Fr Turtle began work in the parish on August 1, 2017. He was ordained a deacon in May 2015 at The Cathedral Church of St James in Toronto and a priest in February 2016 at the Church of St Mary and St Martha in Toronto. Prior to … Continue reading Clergy

Being Anglican

Both St John’s and St Paul’s are Christian churches in the Anglican tradition. What makes an Anglican Christian? Let’s work backwards. Christianity A Christian is someone who believes the gospel. The gospel is the good news of the kingdom of God. In the first century Jesus of Nazareth went about preaching and teaching this good … Continue reading Being Anglican