The Rev. Armand Mercier is husband to Carol Anne, dad to Benoît, 11, and Étienne, 7, and lifelong (almost) resident of Alberta who is now answering the call to serve God and God’s Church in the Diocese of New Westminster.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, Armand worked for a number of years in the automotive industry before beginning a discernment to ministry in the Franciscan Order in the Roman Catholic Church. After ordination to the diaconate and obtaining M.Div. and M.Th. degrees, Armand left the Franciscan Order to marry Carol Ann. Some time later, Armand and Carol Anne were called to the Anglican Church, where they participated as parishioners for several years in two different communities.
Armand was subsequently called to serve as a deacon before receiving the call to the priesthood in 2016. After his ordination he served as an honourary assistant in the Diocese of Edmonton. In 2017,Armand was inducted as Rector of St Stephen’s Parish, where he served until July 2021. He also worked at Habitat for Humanity Edmonton from 2010-21 as Director of Family Services. Apart from enjoying the company of his family, Armand enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and cycling, and he and his family look forward to many new adventures in the Diocese of New Westminster.
Currently Armand is part-time Rector of St. Alban's (Richmond) and part time Assistant Priest at Christ Church Cathedral.
Armand is in the office on Tuesdays. He oversees the Angel Network (a telephone network established during the pandemic to provide pastoral suppport and connection to parishioners) offers formation opportunities and pastoral care with a special focus on seniors.
Christ Church Cathedral gathers, worships, and serves on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ilwətaʔɬ nations