Maylanne Maybee Award

Beginning in 2008, the Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada/Association anglicane de diacres au Canada (AADC) initiated a program to formally recognize the ministry and work of Deacons and the individual Deacons who carry our Christ’s work in our midst. The Maylanne Maybee Award is given to one Deacon at the triennial conference of the Association.

The criteria for this recognition are the fundamental statements of the Bishop contained in the examination at the ordination of a Deacon:

…every Christian is called to follow Jesus Christ, serving God the Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit. God now calls you to a special ministry of servanthood, directly under the authority of your bishop. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely.

As a deacon in the Church, you are to study the holy scriptures, to seek nourishment from them, and to model your life upon them. You are to make Christ and his redemptive love known, by your word and example, to those among whom you live and work and worship. You are to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world. You are to assist the bishop and priests in public worship, and in the administration of God’s word and sacraments, and you are to carry out other duties assigned to you from time to time. At all rimes, yourlife and teaching are to show Christ’ people that in serving the helpless, they are serving Christ himself.” (BAS P. 655)

Deacons recommended for the Maylanne Maybee award exemplify this charge in their lives and active ministry. AADC is honoured to have this opportunity to share in this recognition of the recipients. They represent the ministry of Deacons at its best. Through their work, Christ’s people are well served.

Receipients of the Maylanne Maybee Award

Marlene Carscallen

In 2008 at our national Conference held in Vancouver, B.C., AADC honoured the Reverend Deacon Marlene Carscallen with the first Maylanne Maybee Award. Marlene is a Deacon in the Diocese of Toronto whose ministry is that of a chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital. She was Director of Deacons for the Diocese for 4 years, sheperding many aspirants through the process to ordination. Marlene was also a founding member of the Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada/Association anglicane des diacres au Canada (AADC) and served on its Board for 7 years before retiring as secretary.

Christine Ross

Our National Conference held in London, Ont., in August of 2011, AADC honoured the Venerable Archdeacon Christine Ross with the Maylanne Maybee Award. Chris is a Deacon in the Diocese of Kootenay who works with a number of outreach projects to the homeless and those in transition from the streets to sheltered housing. She is Director of Deacons for the Diocese of Kootenay, and the clarity of her ministry has educated many in the significance of the Diaconate. She was a founding member of the Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada/Association anglicane des diacres au Canada (AADC) and has just retired from the Board. Chris was also a recipient of the the AED (formerly NAAD) Stephen Award, in 1999.