Fran Brown, as she puts it, has been going to church all her life. She was baptized in the Anglican Cathedral in Calgary and, when her family moved to Toronto, was confirmed at St. John’s York Mills by Bishop Snell. As an adult she lived in Thornhill –where she was a kindergarten teacher and raised two children. Music being a big part of her life, she sang in the choir there for twenty five years. Upon retirement Fran moved downtown and started painting landscapes and shopping for a church. She discovered St Peters Carlton during a ‘Doors Open’ event and, until it closed and the congregation joined St Simon the Apostle, Fran was active there including a period as church warden.
At SPSS, Fran has been involved in many things including hospitality –where she keeps the kitchen going- and the church property committee. She is a stalwart of the Wednesday worship group, an intimate gathering of twenty or so persons that meet for what she calls a “simple, more contemplative service always followed by a lunch that is a lot of fun.” Wherever she is, Fran has always managed to find a church family “that was supportive and, in turn, I try to give back.”