John Ineson, of Damariscotta, will be the guest preacher and celebrant at the 8:00 A.M. and 10:15 A.M. services at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast, on Sunday, August 10. This summer he is the celebrant each week at the 9:00 A.M. Wednesday healing service, which is followed by coffee, confections and discussion.
The music at the 10:15 service on August 10, will be accompanied by Fr. John on his 12 string guitar and will feature contemporary hymns as well as original songs.
John Ineson is a well known long time resident of the Midcoast, having moved to Maine with his wife, Hannah, in 1972. As a musician, he entertained in local clubs for many years while serving Episcopal churches throughout the Diocese of Maine as supply priest, interim rector or guest preacher. His recording, Somewhere in Maine, was used by Maine Public Television’s Mainebook program as its theme song. Sail to Us, Columba, written for St. Columba’s, Boothbay Harbor, while he served there during the summer of 2011, has become that parish’s theme song. In the fall of 2012, Ineson recorded From the Heart, a CD of his spiritual songs.
For ten years the Inesons co-owned and operated The Way of Life Center, a macrobiotic education center and whole food store in Waldoboro. During that time John wrote The Way of Life, Macrobiotics and The Spirit of Christianity, a book published by Japan Publications. Health, healing and wholeness have always been central to their lives as has been concern for the environment. Ineson was President of the Medomak Valley Land Trust for 8 years, and involved in the development of local Hospices. They are dedicated gardeners and grow much of their own food. Hannah is known as an artist in both Southwest Florida and Maine. She is a member of the Pemaquid Gallery, Pemaquid Lighthouse Park, Bristol.
Ineson has served as Chaplain of Colby College, Waterville; Rector of St. Andrew’s, Newcastle; Vicar of St. Barnabas, Augusta; and is presently the Seasonal Assistant at St. Mark’s, Marco Island, Florida, where the parish’s bulletin lists him as “Seasoned Assistant.” He has been an Episcopal Priest for 50 years.
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