Some excitement in the 'wee hours' Canada Day weekend

In the wee hours on Monday of Canada Day weekend, Churchwardens, Randy Guest and Bill Nicholls, were greeted by Peterborough Fire Services when they arrived at the church after midnight. The security system had notified Peterborough Fire Services of an alarm at the church.

After a close inspection throughout the building, it was determined that the alarm was probably due to a malfunction in the security system. Apparently, the high humidity can cause problems for the sensors.

We wish to thank Peterborough Fires Services for their immediate response to the alarm and for their assistance in checking the building and assessing the system problems.


Bill Nicholls said, "There was a ladder truck and some pumpers out front on the street when I arrived. The rest of the fire vehicles were in the rear parking lot. They took no chances in making sure they could handle things. Fortunately, it was all a false alarm".

Randy Guest was first on the on-call list for any problem at the church during off hours. He was there promptly from his nearby residence to assist the fire fighters with information on the alarm system and the church. 

When contacted later by telephone, St Luke's parish priest, Father Glenn Enpey, commended Randy and Bill for their extra duty on a holiday weekend. His mention of double-time over their regular pay for the over-time only drew a couple of chuckles from the Churchwardens.

Thanks Randy and Bill for your help.

We regret the inconvenience caused for our neighbours by all the raucous and we thank them for their understanding. Again, our heartfelt thanks and blessings to the members of Peterborough Fire Services.


  1. Doug Woods on 4 July 2018 at 12:35 PM

    One of the biggest concepts of the Christian faith is READINESS/FLEXIBILITY. Normally, it’s about sharing our faith, e.g., “… Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you;” 1 Peter 3:15, NRSV, though this time, it was a different kind of readiness! Thank God for those who are willing to roll out in the middle of the night!

    • Father Glenn on 5 July 2018 at 5:56 PM

      Very good points, Doug. I totally agree. 🙂

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