Reverend Rosemary Doran


Minister Emeritus

On October 17, 2010, the congregation of St. Andrew’s honoured the Rev. Rosemary Doran upon her retirement as Associate Minister for Visitation, by bestowing on her the title of ‘Minister Emeritus’. We are pleased that Rosemary will be continuing to call St. Andrew’s home during her retirement.

I like to visit! I enjoy conversation (and tea!) with people of all ages and experiences, both inside and outside the congregation.

I was born in Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1962. I am a graduate of Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland (Honours B.A.) and of the University of Windsor, Ontario (M.A. in Religious Studies). I received the Diploma in Ministry from The Presbyterian College in Montreal, Quebec and served as minister at Riverside Presbyterian Church, Windsor for eleven years. On “retirement” I moved to the Brampton, Ontario area and became Associate Minister for Visitation at St Andrew’s in 2001.

Having been deeply involved for many years with the Women’s Missionary Society of The Presbyterian Church in Canada and having served a term as National President, I was pleased to be invited to co-author a book on the history of the Society. Written in collaboration with Dr. Lois Klempa the book, Certain Women Amazed Us, was published in 2002. I have also contributed articles to Presbyterian Record and Glad Tidings and some ecumenical publications.

I am very grateful to my family (husband, the Rev. Gerald, our three children and six grandchildren) and to my Irish heritage for providing me with countless sermon illustrations, presented with (I hope!) gentle humour and received with equally gentle laughter.