Greetings and best wishes to you on your retirement!

Retirement is a big step in a person’s life journey. If you have made the decision to retire the first thing to do is ask your pastoral charge and your Pastoral Relations committee for a change in pastoral relations at least 90 days before your date of retirement. At that same time, you will need to speak with the United Church Benefits Centre at 1-855-647-8222 or

You will be asked to confirm the following:

  • Your date of birth;
  • Your marital status, if you are married or have a common-law spouse, please provide name and date of birth of spouse;
  • Your mailing address; and
  • Proposed retirement date.


Once you are sure of your decision, if you are an Ordained, Diaconal or Designated Lay Minister, you will also need to complete Form PR443 form to advise the Office of Vocation. Once completed please submit the form to and Please allow 30 days from the date of request (confirmation of information above) for your retirement option package to be mailed.


If you have any questions regarding your retirement, please feel free to contact the Regional Minister:
– Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council – Kendall Harrison,
– Regional Council 15 – David Hewitt,


Once your retirement has been approved by the Region we would ask that you fill out the below form. If you have any questions please contact Jenn Whittemore,


Home Mailing Address(Required)
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Let us know your degree(s), in order as they will appear on your certificate.
Let us know which Region(s) your announcement is to be included.
We are asking you to write a brief biography (2-4 paragraphs) from your time in ministry.
Please upload a photo (or a few) you would like us to use to celebrate your ministry. These can be pictures from special events or perhaps some that represent significant milestones for you. If you are unable to upload your photos you can mail them to the Regional office where they will scan the photos and return them to you.
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