York-Credit Valley Events

YCV Youth Leader’s Summit ~ Saturday, September 15, 10am-2pm

Bishop Jenny and Alexandra McIntosh (YCV Youth Ministry Coordinator) are hosting a summit for Area Youth Leaders to network, ask questions, share ideas, and plan collaboratively for the future of faith-formation ministry in the Area.

This is a new Area event that responds to two of the identified priorities of the Area: ministry to youth & children and lay leadership training.

Please come, meet your colleagues in youth ministry, and share your experiences of the joys and challenges of helping young people grow into committed followers of Jesus Christ.

This event is open to paid, volunteer, clergy and lay leaders in youth ministry. Clergy involved indirectly in youth ministry in their parish are also welcome to attend.

Learn more and register here. Registration closes September 7, 2018.


Sexual Misconduct Training Workshop for Clergy ~ September 18, 9am-3:30pm

The Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Policy requires that all active clergy attend training every three years. Active clergy refers to Incumbents, Priests-in-charge, Interim Priests-in-charge, Associate Priests, and Assistant Curates. It is mandatory that all active clergy attend one of the sessions. You must be present for the whole time.  Please plan accordingly. If you are unable to attend, you must speak directly with your Area Bishop.

Please register, by September 7, for one of the following:

  1. Tuesday, September 18, 2018:    Trinity Streetsville (map)
  2. Thursday, September 20, 2018:  St. George, Allandale  (map)
  3. Tuesday, September 25, 2018:    St. John, Ida (map)
  4. Thursday, October 4, 2018:        St. Andrew, Scarborough (map)

Register now.

Space for each location is limited.  Please register early to ensure a reservation at your preferred location.


York-Credit Valley Clergy Retreat ~ Mount Carmel, October 1-2

This event is fully booked. Please contact Arleane at the Bishop’s Office to be put on the waiting list, should there be any cancellation(s).

Theme: Adversity in Advent: the political, the pastoral, and the prophetic

Bishop Jenny invites York-Credit Valley clergy to join her at the annual fall retreat. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews will be special guest & presenter, leading an exploration of the adversity experienced by God’s people at the first Advent and how this finds expression today in the Church’s longing for a better world.

The retreat will begin at 10:00am on Monday with registration and coffee, and concludes at 2:30pm on the Tuesday afternoon, following the same schedule as has been used in previous years. Monday afternoon is free time for personal rest and recreation until 4:30pm. Co-Adjutor Bishop Asbil is hoping to drop in for a portion of the retreat.

Register here

Space is limited, so register promptly. Accommodation and meals are provided. This event is free of charge and open to active/paid clergy of the YCV Area.


Discipulus ’18 ~ October 18-19

Don’t miss out on this national gathering on evangelism and disciple-making in Toronto. Bishop Jenny already is registered. You can be too by visiting the registration link here.


Bishop’s Teaching Series ~ Christian Basics, Weekly on Wednesdays, October 17 to November (excluding October 31), 7pm-9m

Bishop Jenny is leading this Christian basics course, for spiritual enquirers or those looking for a refresher. The four evenings are relaxed and informal. Each gathering begins at 7 pm with coffee and dessert. Our evenings include upfront talks and lively discussions, wrapping up by 9 pm.

Learn more and register here.


Other Fall Dates of Note

October 15 ~ Area Grants Fall Application Deadline (see YCV grants page for information and forms)

October 16 ~ Retired Clergy and Spouses Luncheon (St. John the Baptist, Dixie)

October 27 ~ Diocesan Outreach & Advocacy Retreat (Havergal College)

November 1 ~ Lunch & Learn for Clergy: Unpacking the Diocesan Engagement Survey (St. John the Baptist, Dixie)

November 3Toronto Children’s Ministry Conference 2018  (Wycliffe College)

November 9-10 ~ Diocesan Synod (Sheraton Parkway Hotel, North York)

November 24  ~ Panel/Teaching Event for Area Clergy:  Medical Assistance in Dying (St. John the Baptist, Dixie)


Diocesan Events Calendar