New Area Assistant
Please welcome Ms. Sue Willoughby as Bishop Kevin’s new administrative assistant. Sue began on April 3 and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-363-6021 ext 253.
Bishop Kevin Installed as Area Bishop
On Sunday, January 22 Bishop Kevin Robertson was installed as the Area Bishop for the York-Scarborough area of the Diocese. It was a great celebration at St. John, York Mills, with a full house. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Bishop Kevin in his new role!
Bursary in Honour of Bishop Patrick
In honour of the work Bishop Patrick has done for York-Scarborough, the Diocese, and the Church, a bursary fund has been set up in Bishop Patrick’s name. To donate, please visit The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation website and follow the instructions, specifying in the comments that it is for the Bishop Patrick fund. For more information or with further questions please contact Melissa Doidge at email@example.com or 416-363-6021 ext 243.
Bishop-elect Kevin Robertson has been appointed as the Area Bishop of York-Scarborough and will officially begin his duties on January 1, 2017. He will be consecrated on January 7 at St. Paul, Bloor Street alongside Bishops-elects Riscylla Walsh Shaw (Trent-Durham) and Jenny Andison (York-Credit Valley).
The Service of Installation for Bishop-elect Robertson will take place at St. John, York Mills on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:00pm.
We are accepting donations towards the cost of our new Bishop-elects’ vestments. Donors can go to our donation page and designate their gift to the Bishop-elect of their choosing.
Bishop Patrick Announces Retirement
My dear colleagues,
You may have noticed a certain hesitation in Karen if you have asked about my future plans lately. That is because she is aware of my retirement plan, which, except for the details, is possibly the worst kept secret in the Diocese of Toronto.
I have written to the Archbishop asking to retire at the end of January 2017. With his concurrence I announced this today at St. John, Willowdale. It was with that congregation that I worshipped as a new immigrant in 1970 when they met at the chapel at St. Paul, and it seemed fitting to announce my retirement there.
It has been a privilege and a joy to work with such a talented and dedicated cadre of clergy, and the faithful and delightful people we all serve. After my retirement I plan on teaching at Minghua Theological College in Hong Kong for the spring term, and will continue that ministry each spring for the two following years and perhaps longer. When I am in Canada I will be glad to offer myself in ministry appropriate for my situation.
Please be patient with the many changes in this great Diocese as it undergoes significant transition. I will continue to hold it in prayer, and with it, all of you. Please also pray for me and Kathy as we begin a new chapter in life.
Wishing you a powerful Holy Week and a blessed Easter. I remain,
The Rt. Rev. Patrick Yu
Area Bishop of York Scarborough
Bishop Suffragan of Toronto