Trent-Durham is one of four episcopal areas in the Diocese of Toronto. It has 43 parishes and 61 churches in small towns, rural communities and rapidly growing urban areas along the Ontario lakeshore. It’s the largest geographical area of the Diocese, covering about 60% of its total geography.

Trent-Durham stretches from Pickering to Brighton and from Lake Ontario to Haliburton. Our contexts include urban, suburban and rural; small towns, villages and cities; agricultural and recreational areas; and seasonal congregations – even one church on an island!

Read the latest Trent-Durham area newsletter.

Trent-Durham area map

Bishop Riscylla Shaw

Bishop Riscylla Shaw is the area bishop of Trent-Durham. Before becoming a bishop, Bishop Shaw was the incumbent (rector) of Christ Church, Bolton. Before 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 2020 pastoral letter to vestries.


Bishop’s Office contact details

Office address:
Trent-Durham Area Office
965 Dundas Street West, Suite 207.
Whitby, ON L1P 1G8
Phone: 905-668-1558
Fax: 905-668-8216

The office is open Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bishop’s email:

Commissary to the Bishop: the Rev. Canon Anthony Jemmott

Area Admin: Madeleine Fraser

Please call or email before you visit to arrange a specific appointment time or to confirm Bishop Shaw’s availability.

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

TD Area Youth Coordinator: Cormac Culkeen