The Venerable John Fletcher
Honourary Assistant Priest
Brigadier-General (retired) the Venerable John Fletcher is an Honourary Assistant at St John's. John was born and raised in New Brunswick. After high school he enrolled in the Canadian Forces, and graduated from the Royal Military College in 1984, with a Bachelor of Science degree. John completed a Master of Divinity degree at Trinity College in 1987. Following ordination, he served a two-year curacy in the Diocese of Fredericton. In 1989, he began his ministry as a military chaplain. For more than 25 years he served in various assignments throughout Canada (primarily in the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Navy, and at National Defence Headquarters), as well as on international operations. John was promoted Brigadier-General in 2013, and served as Chaplain General until retiring from the Canadian Forces in 2015. As Chaplain General, John was appointed Honourary Chaplain to the Queen, and received an Honourary Doctorate from his Alma Mater. John is an Archdeacon (emeritus) of the Anglican Military Ordinariate of Canada. He represented the Ordinariate at several General Synods, on the Council of General Synod and on the “Communications, Information and Resources Committee” of the Anglican Church of Canada. John is a Dean (emeritus) of the Canadian Priory of the Order of St. George, and serves on the board of directors for the St. John Ambulance Federal District. John and his husband Nelson enjoy spending time with family and friends, and seeking to make a positive difference in the wider community.