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York-Credit Valley



York-Credit Valley

Bishop Jenny Andison, area bishop of York-Credit Valley

Bishop Jenny Andison

The Right Reverend Jenny Andison is a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Toronto and area bishop of York-Credit Valley.

Bishop Jenny was born in England and has lived in Pakistan, India, Singapore and Japan. She earned an Hons. BA from Queen’s University in 1994 and received her Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto in 1997. In 2017, Wycliffe College honoured the bishop with a Doctorate of Divinity (honoris causa).

Bishop Jenny was ordained to the priesthood in 1998 and has served in the Diocese of Toronto as incumbent of St. Clement, Eglinton (2013-2016), the Archbishop’s Officer for Mission (2010-2013) and associate priest for church development at St. Paul, Bloor Street (2006-2013). She has also served in parishes in the Diocese of London (UK), the Diocese of Tokyo and the Diocese of Ontario. She was elected bishop in September 2016 and consecrated on Jan. 7, 2017. Bishop Jenny lives in Toronto with her husband and their three daughters.

The York-Credit Valley Episcopal Area covers the southwestern part of the Diocese of Toronto and comprises more than 50 different parishes and ministries, organized into four deaneries. 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's Office
Diocesan Centre 135 Adelaide St. E. Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
Phone: 416-363-6021, ext. 223 (1-800-668-8932) Office Hours: Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Area Administrative Assistant

Arleane Ralph

Bishop's Email
Commissary to the Bishop

Liturgical Consultant:
the Rev. Canon Philip Hobson, OGS
Phone: 416-767-7491

Social Justice Officer:
the Rev. Claudette Taylor

Youth Ministry Coordinator:
Alexandra McIntosh
Youth Ministry page

Chaplain to Retired Clergy:
the Rev. Canon Jim Woolley
Please contact via the Bishop’s Office



York-Credit Valley Deaneries & Regional Deans

Etobicoke - Humber the Rev. Patrick McManus Phone 416-233-1125 Email
Mississauga the Rev. Susan Climo Phone 905-625-6650 Email
North Peel the Rev. Chris Dow Phone 905-584-9635 Email
Parkdale - Toronto West the Rev. Canon Philip Hobson, OGS Phone 416-767-7491 Email

York-Credit Valley Area Council


The York-Credit Valley Area Council supports the mission and ministry of York-Credit Valley. Per Canon 44, the council advises the area bishop, providing suggestions on:

  • matters specific to York-Credit Valley
  • other matters referred to the council by the area bishop, Diocesan Council or Synod


The responsibilities of Area Council are to:

  • advise the area bishop on strategic planning matters
  • propose and recommend a budget for its operations
  • supervise and authorize the payment of funds from its budget, as authorized by Synod and Diocesan Council
  • develop and propose policy recommendations to Diocesan Council for its consideration
  • report on its activities to Diocesan Council at least annually
  • provide opportunities in the area for lay and clergy training events and other area gatherings
  • appoint youth and young adult members to Synod, as required by the Constitution
  • appoint or elect one member who’s also a member of Synod as a representative of the Area Council to Diocesan Council

Meeting dates


The Area Council meets 6-10 times a year at churches throughout the area. Meetings typically fall on a Tuesday evening from 7-9 p.m. They’re held at St. Olave, Swansea, unless otherwise indicated. The 2021 dates are currently being determined.


Area Council must consist of a minimum of 10 members, including (but not restricted to):

  • the area bishop
  • the regional dean(s)
  • an elected clergy member
  • an elected lay member
  • appointed lay and clergy members

Elected members are limited to a maximum of three successive terms of two years each, following which they can’t be elected again for two years. Appointed members can serve without a term limit.


One member is appointed as chair by the area bishop. This position isn’t subject to a term limit.

Financial resources

The council’s budget is resourced directly from the diocesan budget. The area budget funds:

  • clergy and lay training
  • youth ministry
  • the chaplaincy for retired clergy in the area
  • discretionary expenses
  • specific work as agreed by the council

The budget also provides for area grant funding to York-Credit Valley parishes in the forms of Ministry Development, Parish Partnership and FaithWorks grants.

Current membership

  • Area Bishop: the Rt. Rev. Jenny Andison
  • Regional Dean: the Rev. Susan Climo (chair)
  • Elected lay member: Ms. Jenni King Feheley
  • Elected clergy member: the Rev. Michael Stuchbery
  • Appointed members (lay and clergy):
    • Ms. Lydia Cordie
    • Mr. Anita Gittens, ODT
    • the Emeka Ichoku
    • the Rev. Robert Mitchell
    • Ms. Emily Moore
    • Mr. Joshua Moothedom

Elected members to Diocesan Council

Clergy (1)

  • the Rev. Dr. Monique Taylor, St. James the Apostle, Brampton

Laity (2)

  • Mario Bartolozzi, St. Matthias, Bellwoods
  • John Spragge, St. John, West Toronto

Area Council representative at Diocesan Council

the Rev. Michael Stuchbery (St. Philip, Etobicoke)

Diocesan Bishop’s appointee to Diocesan Council

  • the Rev. Michelle Childs-Ward (St. George-on-the-Hill)

York-Credit Valley Grants

York-Credit Valley Area Council annually awards funding in two categories:

  • FaithWorks Grants to support parish and community outreach projects
  • Ministry Development Grants for new ministry programs related to one of the two focus areas:
    • Evangelism
    • Children & youth ministry

For 2021, Area Council continues to prioritize the two abovenamed focus areas, with a particular highlight social media as an area that Council would be very favourable towards. Such grant applications would fall under the Evangelism priority.

Area Council grant awards are capped at $2000.

How to apply

Please download both the Grant Application Guidance and the Grant Application Form and complete the latter fully, following the instructions. The application form is the same for each of the above categories of Area Council funding.  Applications must be made using this form.

The completed and signed copy of the application form, together with any supporting information, should be submitted to the Bishop’s Office by email as a pdf. Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant for re-submission by the application deadline. Grant applications are received by the Area Council in March/April and October/November. The next application deadline is March 22, 2021.

Area grant feedback

Projects receiving funding will be required to submit a written report to Area Council (care of the Bishop’s Office) within 12 months of the grant having been received.

Please download and use the York-Credit Valley Area Grant Feedback Report Form to shape your report.

Note: If your parish or organization has previously received a grant, no further grants will be considered until feedback has been received and reviewed.

Other funding opportunities


To learn about other diocesan funding opportunities, visit the Grants and Funding page.

York-Credit Valley Resources

Pastoral letters

Read Bishop Jenny’s pastoral letters to parishes in York-Credit Valley:

Episcopal visits


For questions about York-Credit Valley episcopal visits for 2021 or to request a visit, please contact Arleane Ralph to

Vacant incumbencies

Clergy from outside the diocese, with the permission of their bishop, may apply through Canon Mary Conliffe, the Diocesan Executive Assistant. They will be asked to provide a letter from their bishop confirming that they have his or her permission to apply.


For vacant incumbencies across the Diocese, see Clergy in Motion.

Youth and children’s ministry


Etobicoke - Humber

Address: 2259 Jane St., Toronto, ON M3M 1A6
Fax: 416-248-5415
Address: 2182 Kipling Ave., Toronto, ON M9W 4K9
Fax: 416-743-9810
Address: 31 St. Phillip's Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9P 2N7
Fax: 416-244-5548
Address: 2981 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON M6B 3T4
Fax: 416-782-1219
Parish: Christ the King,
Address: 475 Rathburn Rd., Toronto, ON M9C 3S9
Fax: 416-621-3630
Address: 256 Sheldon Ave., Toronto, ON M8W 4X8
Fax: 416-503-8299


Address: 2055 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON L5A 2E6
Fax: 905-279-2305
Address: 719 Dundas St. E., Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B5
Fax: 905-277-3971
Address: 1051 Eglinton Ave. West, Mississauga, ON L5V 2W3
Fax: 905-812-2939
Address: 6945 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Mississauga, ON L5N 2W7
Fax: 905-821-1916
Address: 1170 Tynegrove Rd., Mississauga, ON L4W 3B2

North Peel

Address: 22 Nancy St., Bolton, ON L7E 5T4
Fax: 905-857-2576
Address: 6025 Old Church Road, Caledon East, ON L7C 1H8
Fax: 905-584-9635

Parkdale - Toronto West

Address: c/o Parish of Epiphany and St. Mark, 201 Cowan Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 2J6
Address: 197 John St., Toronto, ON M5T 1X6
Fax: 416-598-5100