The Reverend Arran Thorpe joined Trinity in September, 2013. Hailing from Maple Ridge, B.C. (19 years) and Halifax, N.S. (15 years), Arran completed a B.A. in Political Science, International Development Studies and Economics, at Saint Mary’s University, and an M.Div at the Atlantic School of Theology, where he wrote his thesis on the question “Why do people go to church and give money to the church?” He previously served as a curate in the Parish of Seaforth, Eastern Shore, N.S., and St. Nicholas, Upper Tantallon, N.S., and comes to Trinity (his second rectorship) from All Saints, Bedford, N.S.
Surprised by joy, Arran received Christ’s good news when a friend invited him to come to church and take the Alpha Course as a young adult. He is particularly interested in evangelism, the practice of stewardship, community outreach and the continued study of our faith and what it means to us through Christian adult education. He can also be found enjoying a good running game as a member of the Ottawa Footy Sevens Soccer League.
Arran and his wife, Charmaine Fraser, live in downtown Ottawa with their dog Milo.
Arran is always up for a challenge; you can find him diving into (and documenting) just about any activity at Trinity and the surrounding neighbourhood.
Born in Cochrane, Ontario, Fabien Tousignant has been an active member of the nation’s capital music scene since he obtained a university degree in music. He has studied piano with Jean Desmarais, Luc Leonard, Jean-Paul Sevilla, and Andrew Tunis, and organ with Rachel Laurin, Raymond Daveluy, and Karen Holmes. From 2011 to 2014 he was the Assisting Organist at Christ Church Cathedral under the direction of Matthew Larkin, while continuously giving informative sessions on given musical themes with Opera Lyra and Retraite en Action. He collaborates with the singer-songwriter Sandrae Savard with whom he forms the Duo d’Hull. In September 2014 Fabien became the Director of Music and Organist at Trinity.