Hi my friends, my name is Hilton Gomes and I am the Associate Priest at Trinity Anglican Church in Cottam. Originally I am from Brazil. When I was approached by Archdeacon Jane Humphreys who asked me about the possibility of providing pastoral services to Trinity Church Family, my immediate answer was “yes”. As a disciple of Jesus who tries to serve Him with all that I have, I believe that God decides to count on each one of us to continue his mission in this broken, but amazing world. During almost 23 years of ministry which 10 of them have been in the Anglican Church of Canada (Diocese of Huron) I always kept my promise to God to be open to serve where He wants me to serve. I have never said “no” when the Church asked me to do any kind of ministry.
In these 10 years of service in the Diocese of Huron I always had the tireless support of Sandy and our kids - Tyler, Jordin and Kendra (I should say our dogs too, Luna & Kobe… lol). Sandy has been my greatest supporter in my ministry! We have been married for over 10 years. I love being a husband, a father and a priest. I love to serve the Lord.
I am very happy to join you in this journey. I believe that with God guiding our two churches, St. Paul’s (in Essex) and Trinity (in Cottam), with God guiding Rev’d Chris and I, with God guiding us all, we will continue to be a sign of life, light and hope in the heart of Essex county here in Cottam. Come and visit us!
God bless you and your loved ones.