The York-Credit Valley episcopal area consists of 50 parishes (including 2 Canon 29 Designated Ministries and a neo-monastic community), organized under four deaneries, as well as nine cemeteries and two schools. The oldest parish is St. Peter, Erindale, dating back to 1825, and the newest congregation is St. Mary and St. Martha, formed of the amalgamated churches of the Advent; Good Shepherd, Mount Dennis; St. John, Weston; and St. David, Lawrence Avenue, in 2015.
In addition to English, services in this diverse and multicultural area are held in Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Malayalam, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. There are also Sudanese, Kenyan, Igbo, and Ghanaian congregations.
Bishop-elect Jenny Andison has been appointed as the Area Bishop of York-Credit Valley 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 Riscylla Walsh Shaw (Trent-Durham) and Kevin Robertson (York-Scarborough).
And a final note from newly-retired Bishop Philip Poole: Bishop Poole’s Pastoral Letter to YCV September 2016
York-Credit Valley Bishop’s Office Address:
135 Adelaide St. E.
Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
Phone: 416-363-6021 ext. 223 (1-800-668-8932)
Interim Administrative Assistant: Pamela Dwerryhouse
Phone: 416-363-6021 ext. 223
Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Liturgical Consultant: the Rev. Canon Philip Hobson OGS,
Assistant Liturgical Consultants:
The Rev. Michelle Childs-Ward
The Rev. Paul J. Walker
Chaplain to Retired Clergy: the Rev. Canon David Luxton
(please contact via the Bishop’s Office)
Youth Ministry Coordinator: Rosemary MacAdam
Youth Ministry Page