Kingfisher Lake First Nation

Site: St Matthews Anglican Church - Mailing Address

Service: Worship Services and School for Ministry

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Shibogama First Nations Council 
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN) 
Treaty #9
Description (Service)
  • Offers a place of worship in a Christian setting  
  • Affiliated with the Anglican Church of Canada  
  • Provides regular worship services and Sunday School class for all ages  
  • Provides a weekly worship service conducted completely in the Oji-Cree language 
  • Hosts annual summer bible camps for children at Big Beaver House Bible Camp
Dr William Winter School for Ministry 
  • Provides training for Indigenous people for ministry in the Anglican faith (formerly known as "Train An Indigenous Priest TAIP") 
  • Works with College of Emmanuel and St Chad from Saskatoon to deliver programs and provide instruction 
  • Offers a Diploma in Indigenous Anglican Theology program (8 sessions)  
  • Acts as continuing education for many current diocesan clergy 
  • Delivers 2 annual, 14-day residential sessions; winter sessions held at Kingfisher Lake Mission House and summer sessions are at Big Beaver Bible Camp on Kingfisher Lake
Hours Church services vary: contact office for service times 
Dr William Winter School: 10 days in July
Areas Served Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Eligibility Dr William Winter School for Ministry 
  • Program available to Native and non-Native participants 
  • Families of participants welcome; arrangements made for accommodation and children's activities including bible camp
  • Requires registration and completed application; contact church office  
  • Diploma in Indigenous Anglican theology only awarded after completion of 8 sessions (4 years)
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-532-2085
Primary Contact Ruth Kitchekesick, Deacon; Email:
Alternate Contact Rev Lydia Mamakwa, Area Bishop of Northern Ontario Region
Site Location Community is 350 km NE of Sioux Lookout on S shores of Kingfisher Lake, 40 km W of Wunnumin Lake
Located In Community Kingfisher Lake First Nation
Address Kingfisher Lake, ON
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Mailing Address c/o St Matthews 
PO Box 65 
Kingfisher Lake, ON P0B 1Z0
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Donations