Who's Who at St. Paul's
Fr. Paul Rideout, Rector
Father Paul grew up in Moreton's Harbour, Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland.
He received a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University in 2007 where he studied history and religious studies. In 2010 he graduated with a Master of Divinity (Honours) from Queen's College. He was ordained to the diaconate in May 2010 and to the priesthood in November 2010. His interest in church history led him to spend time studying in Canterbury and Rome. He is also a Priest Associate of the Holy House of Our Lady of Walsingham. Father Paul spent five years as Rector of the Parish of Port-de-Grave and two years on the staff of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in St. John's, Newfoundland. In October 2017, he moved to New Brunswick where he is currently Rector of St. Paul's, Rothesay. In June 2019, Father Paul married Erin Hodge and they reside in the rectory with their mischievous beagle, Dexter, and their ginger cat, Aslan.
Fr. Stuart Allan, Honorary Assistant
Fr Allan was born and raised in Saint John, NB in his early years and later in Oromocto NB. He holds a BA in history and anthropology from UNB Fredericton 1969. In 1972 he graduated from the University of King’s College in Halifax NS with an M.Div.and was ordained Deacon and in 1973 he was ordained priest. He has served in the parishes of Cambridge and Waterborough (5 churches); Parish of Hammond River (3 churches); Parish of St Philip’s Moncton; Parish of Millidgeville (Mission Church and St. Clement); Parish of Saint John (Trinity Church) from where he retired in 2008. He also served 4 Bishops as the Archdeacon of Saint John. He and Leslie celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2019 and are blessed with 5 wonderful children and spouses and 10 perfect grandchildren. They enjoy as much family time as possible at their home/cottage on the Kingston Peninsula.
Rev'd Eileen Irish, Honorary Assistant
Eileen grew up in a small village in Central Newfoundland, graduated from high school, and studied to become a Hairdresser in 1965. She married her husband Peter, and after he graduated from the College of Trades and Technology in St. John’s in 1969, they moved to Saint John, NB. where Peter started a career with NBTel. They have three sons, Gerald, Sean, and Mark, who married amazing women and have blessed them with eight wonderful grandchildren. Eileen went back to her roots in Newfoundland where she attended Queens College in St. John’s and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology Degree in 1997. She was Rector of the Parish of Greenwich, Parish of
Minto, and the Parish of Portland - St. Luke’s in Saint John. She retired in
2015. She had been Chaplain to Bishop Bill Hockin, Chaplain to the Legion in
Minto, and is the Chaplain to APCO. Eileen had also been a member of a
committee to help those who felt God’s call to ordination in their discernment to this call. She also trained as a Spiritual Director in Ignatian Spirituality.
Spring Lake, Secretary & Sexton
Spring Lake was born in Saint John and has a background in customer service management, having been the Apparel Manager at Eastern Outdoors as well as a Client Service Manager at H&R Block. Spring moved to Quispamsis with her husband in 2003 to raise a family. She and her husband now have 4 beautiful children who make them immensely proud. Spring was a stay at home mother for many years while the children were young and ran a small cleaning business
on the side. When the children were old enough, she was able to go back to an office position. Her hobbies include helping at a local nursing home as well as being an active member of the Saint John Down Syndrome Society. Spring is always available to lead a hand or an ear.
Organist & Choir Director
Ann Bishop & Michael Gunter
Lay Pastoral Assistant