The Rev.Clayton Billard, Bth.,Priest-in-charge
Born in Channel, Rev. Billard graduated from St.James High School,attended a teacher training summer school, taught for two years and then entered the labour force. In 1971 he left his job with Texaco in Port Credit,Ontario and entered the Church Army Training College in Toronto. He was commissioned in 1973 as a Captain/Evangelist in the Anglican Church Army. In 1985 he entered Queens College in St. John's, Newfoundland and was ordained to the Priesthood in 1987. He is now serving for a third time as Priest-in-charge at his home Church in Channel since his retirement in 2004. "I thank God every day that he has called me and allowed me to serve His people in this great congregation at St. James."