Our Staff

The Rev’d Mary-Cate Garden, Incumbent

Mary-Cate came to Huntley Parish in January 2023. Ordained by the Diocese of Ottawa, Mary-Cate spent her curacy at Trinity, Cornwall before moving to St Martin’s in the west end of Ottawa in 2018.

Before hearing a call to ministry, Mary-Cate was an historical archaeologist for more than twenty-five years and spent much of her time digging and thinking about landscapes. She is interested how people define ‘home’ and particularly how we understand space and the space in which we worship.

Mary-Cate is a cradle Anglican who was born and (largely) raised in Toronto.  She returned there, after a time in Glasgow, to study for her MDiv at Trinity College (University of Toronto). In between Mary-Cate lived and worshipped in parishes in northern Canada, the United States and in the United Kingdom. Mary-Cate grew up in the High Church (or Anglo-Catholic) tradition giving her an appreciation for the ritual and tradition of the Anglican Church. However, she is happiest when people come together in word and song to worship God and has a great love for the many wonderful and enriching expressions of the Anglican Church. Mary-Cate loves serving the church as a priest and delights in welcoming new people and walking with others (old or new) in their journey to better know and serve the Lord.

In addition to her parish work, Mary-Cate sits on Diocesan committees including the Real Estate Working Group (REWG), Diocesan Council and Property and Finance

You can reach Mary-Cate via email huntleyrector@bellnet.ca or via the church office (613-839-3195). She is usually in the office Tuesday to Thursday. You’re welcome to drop by but it’s a good idea to give her a call or an email to make sure she’s around and to give her a chance to put on the kettle.


Cathy Yocom Parish Administrator

Cathy is the friendly face that you will see when you visit the office and the welcoming voice you will hear on the phone when you call the office. We’ve been lucky enough to have Cathy take care of the office and books for more than thirty years and there’s very little she doesn’t know about Huntley Parish. Have a question, want to know more about the Parish? Cathy is your first stop for all enquiries.