Canon Andy Chisholm has been the Rector of St. James since March of 2015. He was previously the Rector of the Anglican Churches of Grenville North (Merrickville-Kemptville) and Archdeacon of the St. Lawrence. He was also the Rector of the Parish of Bath with Amherst Island and before that, Assistant Curate at Christ Church in Belleville.
Andy is regional dean for the Deanery of Frontenac. He has served on a number of diocesan and provincial committees. He grew up in Kingston and St. James. He has a degree in Political Studies from Queens and a Masters of Divinity from the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto. He met his wife, the Rev. Lisa Chisholm-Smith, at Queens in a Bible Study group led by Doug Caldwell of Queens Christian Fellowship. Andy is passionate about his faith in the risen Jesus Christ and is delighted to be sharing ministry with the many people of St. James as they strive for a vibrant, inclusive, and outward looking church.
Andy loves the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien and finds great inspiration from Tolkien’s deep Christian faith and the way that faith is woven so masterfully into his work.
Andy is a train fanatic and can often be found slowing down at railway crossings hoping the gates will go down. He is the past chair of the Associated Railroaders of Kingston (also known as the Kingston Model Railway Club) on the executive of the Nova Scotia Railway Heritage Society and a member of the National Model Railroad Association. He is currently building a model railroad in his basement modelling Stellarton Nova Scotia in 1978.