… now and always


ith Jamie back in town following his sabbatical, Helen Manfield gives up the “pulpit” (so-to-speak) at saint benedict’s table. For the past two months she has presided over the weekly worship services (including the 4pm service for families with young children), coordinated other aspects of church life and handled with grace some of the countless dreary tasks of the pastorate.

While she now returns to the full-time shepherding of St. George’s Transcona, we count on seeing her often since, of course, she is also a member of SBT; one who is usually found sitting in the back pew where other priests seldom venture.

Thanks for your leadership Helen.

8 Responses to Benediction

  1. Shauna Budyk says:

    You are a gifted teacher, as well as a woman with a lovely, lovely spirit. It has been a privilege for our family and the St.Ben’s community to have you lead us. Thank you.

    Shauna Budyk

  2. Audrey & Murray says:

    Your Grace :)
    English accent absolutely a perk for us, your ability to laugh at yourself, great teaching, keeping the routines us creatures of habit come to know, only some issues with the mic too buried and… Helen you did good and God blessed us through.. you so seamlessly covered Jamie. Blessings to you.
    From Your humblest(s)

  3. Sharon says:

    I think Jamie’s going to have to work on the Queen’s (or should it be the King’s, given the Oscar nod?) English [accent] to follow in your honourable footsteps Helen. It’s been a treat – thank you!

  4. Helen Manfield says:

    I can’t believe you actually used that picture, it is of me showing off my talent of squirting a perfect jet of water like a neo-classical fountain. I love it! Thank you. :)

  5. jodi mclaren says:

    Helen, we love you. No substitute but you. Please visit us as often as you can. Jodi

  6. Jamie Howison says:

    And from my perspective, being able to count on Helen to pick things up for a full two months was absolutely wonderful!

    Thanks so very much,


  7. john says:

    what, has it been two months already?? can’t be!
    …for what was a seamless transition and for all you have done … a huge Thank You Helen

  8. Bram says:

    Imagine… an entire two months without the wrong scripture passage being read nor any unexpected front-of-the-sanctuary visitors. Time to shake it up; it’s getting tame.

    Thanks for all you’ve done.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.