Past Rector: The Rev'd Dr. Ranall Ingalls, Rector

The Rev’d Dr Ranall Ingalls was Rector of the Parishes of Sackville and Dorchester from September of 2014 until August of 2018. In that short time he gained a warm appreciation for the beauty of the landscape, the people of the three congregations, and the communities to which they belong. 
Fr Ingalls is married to Sherry and they have three sons, Nicholas, Aidan and David.

Before Sackville & Dorchester

A native Maritimer, Fr Ingalls was raised in northern British Columbia. He studied and worked in Winnipeg, went to seminary in Wisconsin, and returned home to New Brunswick to serve in three rural parishes (Derby and Blackville, Denmark and Stanley) and one urban (Trinity, Saint John). His academic background includes a master’s thesis on the Scottish sceptic David Hume for the M.A. at the University of Manitoba (1986) and a doctoral dissertation on the greatest of the Church of England’s reformation divines, Richard Hooker, for a Ph.D. from the University of Wales at Lampeter (2004).

Current Position

Ranall has accepted the position of Chaplain at the University of King's College, Halifax. Though they will miss him deeply, the Parishes are delighted for this new opportunity, to which he is obviously very well suited, and wish him every success at King's.

The Rev'd Dr. Elizabeth Wells, Deacon

The Reverend Doctor Elizabeth Wells is a full-time musicologist at Mount Allison University in Sackville and a Deacon in the parish since 2014.  She was ordained in the Diocese of Fredericton after four years of study in the Vocational Diaconate program of the Diocese.  She is currently an M. Div. student, part-time at Trinity College Divinity School at the University of Toronto.  She received her doctoral education in musicology at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Elizabeth has been an active member of the parish since she moved here in 2001.  She is Chair of the Sackville Community Association, an organization that helps those in need in the "E4L" postal code area.  She leads morning and evening prayer on occasion, proclaims the gospel and prepares the elements as part of the Eucharist, and occasionally preaches.  She can be reached at and would like to hear about anyone in need in the parish or ways in which the church could be more connected with the needs of the world.

Elizabeth’s work with the Sackville Christmas Cheer program out of St. Paul’s church was highlighted in a recent article in the Tribune Post.

Warden of St. Ann's Church


Martha Ritchie, Warden


Warden of St. Paul's Church


Bruce Robertson, Parish Warden

Wardens of Holy Trinity Church


Gaius Dobson, Warden

Thelma Cormier, Warden