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York-Scarborough

York-Scarborough

Bishop Kevin Robertson, area bishop of York-Scarborough

Bishop Kevin Robertson

The Rt. Rev. Kevin Robertson is the area bishop of York-Scarborough. Before being elected bishop in 2016, Bishop Robertson was the incumbent of Christ Church, Deer Park and the Regional Dean of the Eglinton deanery. He previously served as the liturgical officer for York-Scarborough; incumbent of St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff; and incumbent of St. Peter, Oshawa. Bishop Robertson has a Master of Divinity (Hons) from Trinity College at the University of Toronto and a B.A. (Hons) from Huron College at the University of Western Ontario. He was ordained deacon in 1997 and priest in 1998. Bishop Robertson and his spouse Mohan have two children and live in Toronto.

Read Bishop Kevin’s 2021 Vestry Letter.

Bishop's Office
Diocesan Centre 135 Adelaide St. E. Toronto, ON M5C 1L8
Phone: 416-363-6021, ext. 253 Office Hours: Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Note that the office closes at 2 p.m. on Fridays in July and August.)
Area Administrative Assistant

Sue Willoughby
swilloughby@toronto.anglican.ca
416-363-6021, ext. 253

Bishop's Email

York-Scarborough Deaneries & Regional Deans

Scarborough the Rev. Greg Carpenter Phone 416-755-5872 Email priest-stjudewexford@toronto.anglican.ca
Toronto East the Rev. Shelley McVea Phone 416-699-6512 Email shelleymcvea@gmail.com
York Mills the Rev. Nicholas Morkel Phone 416-444-8881 Email nhmorkel@sympatico.ca
Eglinton the Rev. Pamela Rayment Phone 416-483-6664 Email prayment@stclements-church.org
St. James the Rev. Canon Greg Sangwine Phone 416-923-8714 Email gsangwine@rogers.com

York-Scarborough Area Council

Mission statement

The mission of the Area Council is to support the area bishop in fulfilling God’s mission in York-Scarborough. Our actions are guided by the mission of the Diocese of Toronto: to build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Area Council and sub-committee meetings

Area Council meets four times a year, usually on a Wednesday in March, June, September and November. The venue moves around the area by deanery. The meetings are chaired by the Regional Dean of the hosting deanery.

The next Area Council meeting will take place on June 23, 2021.

Deadline for Ministry Development Grant and FaithWorks Grant applications: June 11, 2021. Late applications won’t be accepted.

Sub-committees meet before Area Council and report to council with their recommendations.

Membership

Lay representation from each deanery:

  • Eglinton: Vacant
  • St. James: Vacant
  • Scarborough: Mr. Ryan Ramsden (Grace Church in Scarborough)
  • Toronto East: Ms. Darleen Knowlton (St. John the Baptist, Norway)
  • York Mills: Vacant

Members at large:

  • The Rev. Andrea Christensen (St. Timothy, Agincourt)
  • Mr. Bob Horne
  • The Rev. Leonard Leader (St. George on Yonge)
  • Vacant

Youth members:

  • Mr. Ian Physick
  • Ms. Jillian Ruch

Regional deans:

  • Eglinton: the Rev. Pamela Rayment
  • St. James: the Rev. Canon Geoff Sangwine
  • Scarborough: the Rev. Greg Carpenter
  • Toronto East: the Rev. Shelley McVea
  • York Mills: the Rev. Nicholas Morkel

Elected members to Diocesan Council representing York-Scarborough:

  • Mr. Chris Ambidge, ODT (Redeemer, Bloor Street)
  • The Rev. Canon Dr. Eric Beresford (St. Timothy, North Toronto)
  • Ms. Catherine Bryant (St. John, York Mills)

Area Budget and Grants Sub-Committee:

  • The Rev. Leonard Leader (Scarborough Deanery)
  • The Rev. Carol Brunton (York-Mills Deanery)
  • Mr. Bob Horne (Toronto East Deanery)
  • The Rev. Andrea Christensen (Eglinton Deanery)
  • VACANT (St. James Deanery)

Elected member of Area Council to Diocesan Council:

  • The Rev. Andrea Christensen (St. Timothy, Agincourt)

Area Bishop (ex-officio):

  • Bishop Kevin Robertson

Financial resources

Area budget

The Area Council’s budget is resourced directly from the diocesan budget. It funds:

  • clergy deanery retreats
  • lay training
  • youth ministry
  • special project: fresh expressions projects and missional coaches
  • area bursary grants
  • area events
  • retired clergy events
  • building inspection subsidy
  • bishop’s envoys
  • Ministry Development and FaithWorks grants

Student bursaries

In 2011, York-Scarborough Area Council initiated the Bursary Fund. Since then, $26,000 in bursaries have been distributed to more than 50 deserving students. Applications are made available annually in the spring.

Bursary Sub-Committee

  • Ms. Jillian Ruch
  • Mr. Ryan Ramsden

York-Scarborough Grants

Ministry Development Grants

Deadline: June 11, 2021

Money is designated in the annual area budget for Ministry Development Grants for projects and programs that will promote growth in faith and collaboration among area Anglicans to help equip the saints for ministry.

Ministry Development Grants will not exceed $10,000 in one year.

FaithWorks grants

Deadline: June 11, 2021

The funding for FaithWorks grants represents a percentage of the donations to FaithWorks from our episcopal area. The grants are for outreach projects in York-Scarborough.

FaithWorks Grants will not exceed $5,000 in one year.

Natural Church Development grant

Deadline: ongoing

In 2010, Area Council approved a motion to give a grant to parishes participating in Natural Church Development. Parishes will receive $250 for the first survey and $150 for the second survey. The money for this grant is taken from the Ministry Development Grant funds in the area budget.

To apply, send an email or letter to Sue Willoughby at swilloughby@toronto.anglican.ca, stating the date the parish completed the first or second survey.

Leadership Development Grant

Deadline: ongoing

In 2016, Area Council voted to devote $2,500 to a new budget category called “Leadership Development.” Individuals can apply for up to $2,500 in any given year.

For applications or further information, contact Sue Willoughby at swilloughby@toronto.anglican.ca or 416-363-6021, ext. 253.

Building inspection grant

Deadline: ongoing

Every year, Area Council designates $3,500 in the area budget to help parishes with the compulsory building inspection. (For more details, see the Church Property page.) Because they’re expensive, it’s good to be aware of when your parish will be next up for inspection, and budget accordingly.

Parishes may apply for a $500 grant toward the cost of this inspection. To apply, send an email to Sue Willoughby at swilloughby@toronto.anglican.ca, stating that you’ve had the inspection done on your church building and rectory (if applicable).

Bursary grant

Deadline: May 21, 2021

In 2010, Area Council approved a motion to set aside $2,500 in the 2011 budget for bursary grants to support youth of our area entering into post-secondary education. In 2012, Area Council voted to increase the amount to $5,000.

Application forms, along with an explanation letter, are sent out each spring to every parish in York-Scarborough. An email is sent to every parish in February or March, encouraging incumbents and priests-in-charge to share the information with qualified students in their parishes.

2019 bursary recipients

  • Kayla Poce-Choy Yuen (St. Paul, L’Amoreaux)
  • Kiara Cipriani (St. Paul, L’Amoreaux)
  • Sara Kate Farquharson (St. Jude, Wexford)
  • Evan Jonker (Trinity East)
  • Patricia Marchack (St. Timothy, Agincourt)
  • Lesha Persaud (St. Timothy, Agincourt)
  • Taylor Rattray (St. Timothy, Agincourt)
  • William Corrigan (St. John the Baptist, Norway)
  • Brywn Goodman (St. Cuthbert, Leaside)
  • Baron Silvino (San Lorenzo Ruiz)
  • Aiko Maskay (San Lorenzo Ruiz)
  • Naomi Gnanasegaram (St. Margaret Tamil)
  • Ekko Elumir (Resurrection)
  • Emily Kirchner (St. Margaret in-the-Pines)
  • Kathleen Edna Kellas (Ascension, Don Mills)
  • James Fraser Barsby (St. Aidan)
  • Meredith Jones (St. Matthew, First Avenue)
  • Sydney Callaghan (Christ Church, Deer Park)

Other funding opportunities

You may also wish to consider funding from other diocesan sources:

York-Scarborough Resources

Episcopal visit schedule

It’s the bishop’s practice to visit the congregations in his area on a rotating basis. The current rotation takes between a year and 18 months to complete, meaning that not every congregation will be visited every year.

The episcopal visit schedule and form are available below. Please keep in mind that changes may need to be made over the course of the year due to the bishop’s schedule. If you’d like another date, check the schedule to see which parish has that date and ask them to switch. If you switch dates, let Sue Willoughby know so the bishop is in the right place at the right time.

If you change the lections from what you wrote on the Episcopal Visit Form, please let the bishop’s office know! The bishop prepares his sermon in advance using the lections you’ve indicated.

These may not always be the most up-to-date versions of the schedules. For the most recent version, contact Sue Willoughby at 416-363-6021, ext. 253 or swilloughby@toronto.anglican.ca.

Episcopal Visitation Form

 

Area vacancies

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

York Mills

Parish: St. Cyprian,
Address: 1080 Finch Ave. E., Toronto, ON M2J 2X2
Fax: 416-494-6476

Toronto East

Parish: St. Bede,
Address: 79 Westbourne Ave., Toronto, ON M1L 2Y6
Address: 43 Kimberley Avenue, Toronto, ON M4E 2Z4
Parish: St. Monica,
Address: 470 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto, ON M4E 2H6
Website: stmonicas.ca
Address: 1512 Kingston Rd., Toronto, ON M1N 1R7
Fax: 416-691-9633
Address: 904 Coxwell Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 3G3
Fax: 416-421-9153
Website: www.stluke.ca/
Parish: Resurrection,
Address: 1100 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, ON M4C 4C7
Fax: 416-425-0396
Website: www.therez.ca

Scarborough

Address: 776 Brimley Rd., Toronto, ON M1J 1C6
Address: 4130 Lawrence Ave. East, West Hill, ON M1E 2R8
Fax: 416-284-5633
Address: 3333 Finch Ave. East, Scarborough, ON M1W 2R9
Address: 10 Sewells Rd., Scarborough, ON M1B 3G5
Fax: 416-284-3984
Address: 4125 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto, ON M1S 1T1
Fax: 416-293-5715
Website: www.sttims.ca
Address: 930 Bellamy Rd. N., Toronto, ON M1H 1G9
Fax: 416-438-5189
Address: 4130 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto, ON M1E 2R8
Fax: 416-284-5633
Address: 885 Scarborough Golf Club Rd., Toronto, ON M1G 1J6
Website: www.stjd.ca

Eglinton

Parish: St. Leonard,
Address: 25 Wanless Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 1V5
Address: 19 Don Ridge Dr., Toronto, ON M2P 1H3
Fax: 416-225-6081
Website: www.sjym.ca
Parish: Messiah,
Address: 240 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON M5R 2J4
Fax: 416-922-0334

St. James

Parish: St. Bartholomew,
Address: 509 Dundas St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 3V3
Fax: 416-368-4817
Address: 8 Unwin Ave., Pier 51, Toronto, ON M5A 1A1
Fax: 416-469-1602
Website: www.toangels.ca
Address: 102 Lakeshore Ave., Ward's Island, Toronto, ON M5J 1X8