Diocesan Bishop

Bishop of Toronto and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario

Archbishop Colin Robert Johnson is our Diocesan Bishop. He is the chief pastor of the Diocese, with pastoral oversight of 202 parishes.

Archbishop Johnson was elected suffragan bishop on April 23, 2003, and was consecrated on June 21, 2003. He served as the area bishop of Trent-Durham until February 2006. He was elected Diocesan Bishop on June 12, 2004, and installed as the 11th Bishop of Toronto on Sept. 12, 2004.

On Oct. 15, 2009, he was elected Metropolitan (senior bishop) of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario. With a reorganization of the Diocese of Moosonee, in Northern Ontario and Quebec, Archbishop Johnson, as Metropolitan, also became the Bishop of Moosonee on January 1, 2014.

Born in 1952, he was educated at the University of Western Ontario and received his Master of Divinity degree from Trinity College in 1977. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1978 and served a number of parishes in the Diocese of Toronto before becoming Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Bishop in 1992 and Archdeacon of York in 1994.

Mary Conliffe is the Diocesan Executive Assistant to the Archbishop.
Jennifer Bolender King is the Bishop’s Office Assistant.

Diocesan Bishop’s Office:
135 Adelaide St. E., Toronto M5C 1L8
Tel. 416-363-6021/1-800-668-8932 ext. 250

Bishop’s Committees

From time to time, the Diocesan Bishop forms a committee to address and recommend on an issue facing the diocese. Below are the current Bishop’s Committees and their contact persons:

Bishop’s Committee on Healing (The Rev. Jo-Anne Billinger). For more information, see Healing Ministries.

Bishop’s Working Group on Intercultural Ministries (Ms. Christina Yu and Mr. Andre Lyn). See the group’s Purpose and vision statements.

Bishop’s Youth Ministry Team (Ms. Jillian Ruch)

Doctrine & Worship Committee (The Rev. Canon Philip Hobson OGS)

Bishop’s Officers

Diocesan Ecumenical Officer (The Rev. Canon Philip Hobson OGS)

Diocesan Inter-Faith Officer (The Rev. Canon Gary van der Meer)