Our Clergy

Rt. Reverend Rocco Florenza, Bishop

Bishop of the DIOCESE

email: frrocmit@gmail.com

OFFICE Phone:  203-734-6025

MOBIL Phone: 203-231-0309

address:  6 Church St., Ansonia CT 06401 USA


THE VENERABLE BRUCE RAYMOND BELLMORE

ArchDeacon of the Diocese

email:  brbellmore@sbcglobal.net

OFFICE Phone:  203-734-6025

MOBIL Phone: 203-800-5348
 

address:  41 Michael Drive, West Haven USA


Fr. Daniel Griffin

Fr. Daniel Griffin, Assisting Curate

email: revdan911@gmail.com

OFFICE Phone:  203-734-6025

MOBIL Phone: 203-521-9712

address:  6 Church St., Ansonia CT 06401 USA

THE TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA A Missionary District of the Anglican Catholic Church

 The Very Rev. Robert S.H. Mansfield, SSC Vicar General

October 22, 2016 

To the Clergy and People of the Traditional Anglican Church of Canada 

Dearly Beloved in Christ: I am pleased to announce that Archbishop Mark Haverland has appointed The Rt. Rev. Rocco Aldo Florenza Bishop of the Diocese of the Resurrection as Episcopal Visitor to The Missionary District of Canada

(The Traditional Anglican Church of Canada)This appointment is effective from today, October 22, 2016

With the Archbishop, please remember Bishop Florenza regularly in the Liturgy and in your prayers. I have no doubt that he will reciprocate. 

As Archbishop Haverland’s delegate, Bishop Florenza was with us at our recent 2016 Synod at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, ON where, among other things, he confirmed two young gentlemen from the parish of St. Matthew the Apostle, Ottawa, ON.

Most of our Clergy and the Lay members of the Synod had an opportunity to meet him there. 

Twice he has been to the Thunder Bay parish of the Holy Trinity and St. Jude where he has conducted an ordination and confirmations—most recently the weekend just before Synod. On the first of May this year, he was at the parish of the Resurrection in Walkerville, (Windsor), ON for a confirmation.

Some Biography 

Bishop Florenza grew up in Southern Connecticut in the late fifties and early sixties. He left his position as a sales Director with a major winery in California to study for the priesthood. He attended George Mercer Theological College in Long, Island and General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained Deacon in March 1985 and priested in October of the same year. He was consecrated Bishop in 2003. He is the Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of the Resurrection in the Anglican Catholic Church, original Province. He is also the Rector of Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, in Ansonia, Ct. 

Bp. Rocco is passionate about the historic Anglican Faith and for the well-being of the community his church serves. He has a heart for the broken, for families and for youth and wants to see the churches under his care grow and reach out to meet the needs of the communities they serve. 

He is married to Linda his wife of forty two years. They have one Daughter and two Grandchildren. An avid reader and sports enthusiast, in his down time the Bishop and his wife can be found trail riding on their horses, Beau and Tucker, in Southbury, Ct. 

Please give thanks for Archbishop Haverland’s assistance to us over the past 5 years or so and for his presence among us at our first two Synods in 2012 and 2014. 

As Acting Primate of the ACC, Metropolitan of the Original Province, and Bishop of the Diocese of the South, Archbishop Haverland is a very busy man. The appointment of Bishop Florenza is a sign of his pastoral care for us. 

Sincerely,

 Fr. Robert S.H. Mansfield, SSC


THE VENERABLE BRUCE RAYMOND BELLMORE

The Venerable Bruce R. Bellmore was born in New Haven, CT on August 9, 1955, the youngest child of the late Charles A. and Grace Morris Bellmore. He has one sister, Dawn Thurston of Arlington, MA, and two brothers, Roger C. Bellmore of Wallingford, CT and the late Ronald E. Bellmore, who passed away in 2007. He married the former Patricia Thomson of West Haven in 1977. They have two grown children, Thomas Gregory Bellmore and Micheline Claire Bellmore.


Father Bellmore attended the West Haven School System graduating from West Haven High in 1973. He attended the Technical Careers Institute receiving an Associate of Applied Science degree in HVAC Technology. He attended Albertus Magnus College in New Haven majoring in Business Administration and St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary in Lexington, NC.


Father Bellmore has always been actively involved in his church serving as a Lay Reader, Chorister, Eucharistic Minister, Vestryman, and Warden. After a period of discernment, he answered the call to Holy Orders and in 2010 was ordained a Priest in the Anglican Catholic Church. In June 2011, at the Synod of the Missionary Diocese of New England, he was appointed and installed as the Archdeacon of the Diocese to assist the Bishop with Diocesan Administration and Operations. He is also, by virtue of his office, on the staff of the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection in Ansonia.


In the community, Fr. Bellmore has been active in several organizations including Kiwanis, Freemasonry, and Community Soup Kitchens. He was a member for several years of the West Haven Fire Department, Engine and Hose Co. No. 1, where he served as Captain in 1981. He currently serves as Chaplain for the Ansonia Fire Department, Fountain Hose Co. No. 1. He was a member of the Arbeiter Maennor Chor singing society of West Haven and served on the Board of Governors for several years. He has sung with the University Glee Club of New Haven and the Yale Summer Chorus. Bruce also worked with the young men in the Allingtown section of West Haven serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 214 for several years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Masonicare Home Health and Hospice. 


Father Bellmore has secular employment as an Energy Systems Analyst at Yale University in the Office of Facilities.