The Trent-Durham Episcopal Area

The Trent-Durham episcopal area has 43 parishes and 61 churches in small towns, rural communities, and rapidly growing urban areas along the Ontario lakeshore. It is the largest geographical area of the Diocese of Toronto, stretching from Pickering to Brighton and from Lake Ontario to Haliburton.

The Right Reverend Patrick White (Bermuda) is presently Assisting Bishop to the Diocesan Bishop for Trent-Durham. Bishop White can be reached at


Bishop-elect Riscylla Walsh Shaw.

Bishop-elect Riscylla Shaw.

Bishop-elect Riscylla Shaw has been appointed as the Area Bishop of Trent-Durham and will officially begin her duties on January 1, 2017. She will be consecrated on January 7 at St. Paul, Bloor Street alongside Bishops-elect Jenny Andison (York-Credit Valley) and Kevin Robertson (York-Scarborough).

The Service of Installation for Bishop-elect Shaw will take place at St. John the Evangelist in Peterborough on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00pm.

The Diocese has made it possible to accept donations towards the cost of vestments for the Bishops-elect. Donors can go to the Stewardship donation page and designate their gift to the Bishop-elect of their choosing.


Trent-Durham Bishop’s Office Location:
965 Dundas Street West, Suite 207
Whitby, ON L1P 1G8
Phone: 905-668-1558
Fax: 905-668-8216

The Office is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm.

The Interim Administrative Assistant is Arleane Ralph.

You are encouraged to call or email prior to visiting in order to arrange a specific appointment time or to confirm the Assisting Bishop’s availability.