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.

Bishop Riscylla Shaw

Bishop Riscylla Shaw

Bishop Riscylla Shaw is the area bishop of Trent-Durham, one of four episcopal areas in the Diocese of Toronto. Before becoming a bishop, Bishop Shaw was the incumbent (rector) of Christ Church, Bolton. Prior to that she was the incumbent of the Parish of Minden-Kinmount. She earned a Master of Divinity from Wycliffe College in 1999 and was ordained deacon in 2001 and priest the same year. Bishop Shaw is Metis and serves as an Ambassador of Reconciliation in the Diocese of Toronto.

Read her pastoral letter to Vestries here: Area Bishop’s Letter to Vestries of Trent Durham.


Bishop’s Office Contact Details

Office Address:
Trent-Durham Area Office
965 Dundas Street, West Suite 207.
Whitby, ON M5C 1L8
Phone: 905-668-1558
Fax: 905-668-8216
The Office is open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Area Admin: Sheila Robson

Admin Email:

Bishop’s Email:

Deaneries & Regional Deans

Parishes by Deanery

Oshawa: the Rev. Canon Claire Wade
Phone: 905-655-3883

Durham Northumberland: The Rev. Jesse Parker
Phone: 905-885-2171

Peterborough: the Rev. Gloria Master
Phone: 705-639-5214

Victoria Haliburton: the Rev. Canon Ted McCollum
Phone: 705-426-5972

TD Liturgical Consultant: the Rev. Gloria Master
Phone: 705-639-5214


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