On the evening of Monday, October 18, 2021, there was a Celebration of a New Ministry Eucharist at the Parish of St. Philip, Dunbar. At this liturgy service, the Reverend Lorne Manweiler was inducted as the 11th rector of the parish by the Right Reverend John Stephens, Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, who had been the 9th rector of that parish from 2001-2016.
As the Rector of St. Philip’s Dunbar, Rev’d. Manweiler joins the Board of Management of the Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry (WANM).
Before beginning his appointment at St. Philip, Dunbar on October 1, the Reverend Lorne Manweiler was Rector of St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, Edmonton, and Diocesan Canon for Worship & Liturgy for the Diocese of Edmonton.
Hailing from Vernon, BC and an alumnus of the University of British Columbia and Concordia Lutheran Seminary, he has served Lutheran and Anglican parishes in Medicine Hat, Calgary, Vulcan, Wetaskiwin, and Edmonton.
He has most recently served as an organ and sessional professor of theology instructor at the Concordia University of Edmonton and Concordia Lutheran Seminary. Rev. Manweiler is a sought-after international recitalist, clinician, facilitator, and lecturer in church music, liturgy, doctrine, and Christian identity.
Lorne is an avid spin class addict, coffee lover, bookworm, potluck casserole fan, Trekkie, and has a heart for the mission and work of the Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry.