Father Cheney grew up in Westboro, MA near Worcester. He went to High School in Worcester, attended Hobart College in Geneva, NY and Seminary at Berkeley in New Haven, CT. Fr. Cheney served parishes in Western, MA for 21 years and served 21 years at St. Marys’ Church in Warwick, R.I. He retired March of 2003 and settled in W. Greenwich, R.I.
He and his wife Lois have six children and eleven grandchildren who live from Massachusetts to Hawaii. Their son, Michael, is an Episcopal Priest. They live on a two-acre lot in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. One of his hobbies has been landscaping his property and also restoration of used boats.
Fr. Milton is a member of the Polar Bear Club of Newport, Rhode Island. He swims every January 1st to raise money for charity.
He and Lois organize and schedule the yearly retreat at St. Michaels Holy Family Center, in West Hartford, for young people from fourteen to twenty one years of age.
Father Cheney first met Fr. Ron at a Promise Keeper’s Meeting in Worcester ten to twelve years ago. When it was known that Fr. Gauss was seeking an assistant, Fr. Cheney was recommended. They met and talked and now we are blessed with his ministry at Bishop Seabury Anglican Church. Fr. Cheney said when he and his wife Lois first visited on Sunday, June 5th, they were overwhelmed by the friendliness of our Parish and, “...unlike many Churches, we were intrigued by the size and the life and enthusiasm of the worshippers. One of the things that attracted me was the possibility to work with another gifted Priest, which I haven’t done in over thirty years." Fr. Cheney has been at BSAC for eight years.