The late Canon Thomas Hubert “Hubie” Drillen was a well known, much loved and caring member of the clergy in the Diocese of Fredericton, which encompasses all of New Brunswick. Canon Drillen was the founder of the Guild of St. Joseph (also known as the “Holy Joes”), which now has Guilds established in many parishes in New Brunswick and beyond.
In his memory, some of the Guilds have established a Trust Fund to provide assistance for members of their parishes who are studying for religious service as ministers, missionaries, directors of religious education, in youth leadership or church music.
Awards are in the amount of $500.00 each per year and will be granted on a first-come basis to the limit of the funds available for that year. Applications for awards will be considered at the annual Provincial meeting held in September or October each year.
Applications must be made in writing and must provide evidence that the following criteria have been met.
- be a member of the Anglican Church of Canada;
- be resident in a parish where there is a contributing Guild;
- be recommended by the incumbent of the parish;
- be of good character and habits;
- have successfully completed one year of study;
- be acceptable to and approved by the Guild in the parish of residence.
Currently the contributing Guilds are those of:
- Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton
- Parish of Douglas and Nashwaaksis – St. John the Evangelist, Fredericton
- Parish of Minto and Chipman – St. Michael’s Church, Minto
- Parish of Lakewood – St. James’ Church, Saint John
- Parish of Carleton – St. Georges Anglican Church, Saint John
- Holy Trinity Parish Church, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
View or download a Drillen Award Application in pdf.
The deadline for applications is August 31st and after approval by the Parish Guild are to be mailed to:
The Guild of St. Joseph
Christ Church Cathedral Office
168 Church Street
Fredericton NB E3B 4C9
Funding the Canon Drillen Awards Trust
Generally the funding for the awards is contributed by individual Guilds of St. Joseph but contributions by individuals would be most welcome.
Cheques for donations and Guild contributions should be made payable to the Diocese of Fredericton, be clearly identified as being for the Drillen Trust and mailed to the Guild at Christ Church Cathedral at the above noted address. Income Tax receipts will be issued for donations from individuals.
As a matter of convenience due to its proximity to the Diocesan Office, the Guild at Christ Church Cathedral acts as a clearing house for the Awards. It reminds the Guilds, receives, records and channels the Guild contributions to the Diocesan Office, requisitions the payment of the awards, keeps track of its status and reports to the Annual Meeting.
The Cathedral Guild also provides a central point for requests for information regarding the Guilds. The contact address is given above and in the Operating Guilds section.