St John’s is made up of former Anglicans, former Protestants, and lifelong Catholics, many of whom, through marriage to Anglicans, or having converted many years ago, have been familiar with Anglican practice and tradition. The Parish Priest, Father Kenyon, a former Anglican priest, is the first point of contact for day-to-day parochial and sacramental matters.
The majority of our former Anglican parishioners were received into the Catholic Church on Sunday 18 December 2011 at a Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Frederick Henry, Bishop of Calgary, in his Cathedral Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
We are passionate Catholics, proud of our noble Anglican heritage, eager to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of all nations. Come and join us as we seek to live out the call to unity in our unique vocation within the Ordinariate.
The Parish Priest
The Very Reverend Lee Kenyon EV
Fr Lee Kenyon was born and raised in Manchester, Lancashire, England.
He was educated at the University of Lancaster (BA Philosophy), and at the University of Leeds (BA Theology, MA Theology). He studied and trained for the Anglican ministry at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, a theological college founded by the Community of the Resurrection (the Mirfield Fathers), and was ordained in the Church of England in 2005.
He served a curacy in the United Benefice of St Cuthbert, Darwen with St Stephen, Tockholes, in the Diocese of Blackburn, before coming to serve as Priest-in-Charge at St John the Evangelist, Calgary on 1 April 2009.
Father Kenyon was received into the full communion of the Catholic Church in December 2011, and was ordained deacon and priest by the Bishop of Calgary, at the request of the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, for service in the same Ordinariate, in June 2012. Father Kenyon serves as the Episcopal Vicar and Dean of the Canadian Deanery of St John the Baptist.
Father Kenyon is married to Elizabeth, an American, from Boise, Idaho, and a Classics graduate of Hillsdale College, Michigan. They were married in 2003. They have five children, Dominic, Felicity, Richeldis, Lucy, and Verity.
The Parish Deacon
The Reverend Adrian Martens
Deacon Adrian Martens was born and raised in Calgary.
He was educated at Prairie Bible College, Three Hills (BA Christian Theology), and at St John’s College, University of Durham (MA Archaeology), completing his programme collaboratively with Cranmer Hall and the Near Eastern Archaeology Department. At this time he was discerning a call to ordained ministry in the Church of England.
Deacon Martens was received into the Catholic Church in October 2012, and was ordained deacon by the Bishop of Calgary, at St John's, at the request of the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, for service in the same Ordinariate in June 2014.
Alongside his duties as the Parish Deacon, Deacon Martens is the Chancellor, as well as the Ecumenical and Interreligious Co-ordinator, for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary.
Deacon Martens is married to Maira, a Lativan, from Liepaja, and a graduate of Liepaja University (BEd, BFA). They were married in 2012. They have two children, Hannah and Raphael.
1423 8th Avenue S.E., Inglewood,
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 0N1
The Very Revd Lee Kenyon EV (Parish Priest)
The Revd Adrian Martens (Parish Deacon)
St John’s is easily accessible from either Deerfoot Trail (Highway 2) via Blackfoot Trail S.E. (1A) or from Downtown along 9th Avenue S.E. We are located one block north of 9th Avenue S.E., and two blocks east of the Zoo Road N.E. turnoff to the bridge.