St. Luke's Episcopal Church
313 Main Street
Chester, Vermont 05143
Coffee hour afterwards.
(802) 875 - 6000
THE REVEREND BRUCE MACDUFFIE
The Reverend Bruce MacDuffie, who is from nearby Westminster, VT, will be leading worship at St. Luke’s the upcoming months. The Rev. MacDuffie has been appointed as the Transition Priest with responsibility for guiding the congregation through the transition process in concert with the bishop and her staff. The appointment will be effective from January 1 2023 until a transition to a settled priest has been effected.
Bruce MacDuffie is canonically resident in Central New York and licensed in that diocese and those of New Hampshire and Vermont coming to the aid of congregations which need his help for services or pastoral care.
Bruce retired from the Diocese of Central New York in 2005, then serving as teacher and priest in North Dakota. He returned to Central NY in 2010, and retired to Westminster, VT, in 2015, where Bruce served three terms as Justice of the Peace and also volunteered with his wife for Westminster Cares, providing rides for clients and delivering meals three days a month. He has served as supply for a number of parishes in Vermont, New Hampshire, Alabama, and Central New York.
Friendly and outgoing, Bruce is married to Lee MacDuffie, a retired psychotherapist and artist; and they share 7 children, 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Lee is delightful and regularly accompanies
her husband. She will welcome company in her pew at Sunday services, when Bruce is leading worship.
The Vestry is excited to have Bruce step in to lead us in services and celebrations.
“Let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matt: 5:16