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Reverend David Pickett
BA(Hons), MDiv, DD
Priest and Rector
In addition to his work in the Norfolk, Kent and Brant Deaneries in which he served, David's Diocesan work included Long-Term Planning, Parish Intervention & Strategic Planning, Stewardship Development, and the Bishop's Task Force on Professional Conduct and Ethics. At St. John's, Ancaster he led the congregation through a time of restoration and expansion, including the parish’s new addition, completed in 2005, the expanded physical plant to properly support the growing understanding of the spiritual mission and witness in Jesus Christ for which the parish exists.
In 2005, David Pickett
was made an Honorary Canon of Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton, by
Bishop Spence, an office given in celebration of distinguished service
in the church and wider community. He was named an Honorary Senior Fellow
of Renison University College at The University of Waterloo in 2007 and
in the same year, was a recipient of the Alumni Award of Distinction from
Huron University College at The University of Western Ontario. He served
as a Director of The W. Ross MacDonald Foundation and as a member of Renison
University College's Board of Governors and Renison's Chaplaincy Committee.
Being part of a musical parish like Christ Church is a good fit for Archdeacon Pickett. With two other baritones - Niagara’s Dean, Peter Wall and Canon Bill Cliff of Huron (now Bishop of Brandon) and accompanied by Maestro Angus Sinclair of London - he helped found "The Three Cantors", whose work from 1997 to 2015 raised over $1.3 million for outreach, hunger relief and various community ministries in Ontario and across Canada, with every concert and CD benefitting their main focus, The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund.