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Clergy in Motion – December 22



  • The Rev. Maria Ling has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of St. Elizabeth Church, Mississauga as of November 29, 2020.
  • The Rev. Philip Gearing has been appointed Assistant Curate of St. James, Orillia as of December 12, 2020.

Vacant Incumbencies

Clergy from outside the diocese with the permission of their bishop may apply through the Diocesan Executive Assistant, Canon Mary Conliffe.

Bishop’s Direct Appointment Process – (receiving names):

Parish Selection Committee Process

First Phase – (not yet receiving names):

  • St. George, Allandale (Barrie)
  • Parish of Lloydtown – Christ Church, Kettleby & St. Mary Magdalene, Schomberg

Second Phase – (receiving names via Area Bishop):

  • St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff
  • St. Paul, Lindsay
  • St. Paul on-the-Hill, Pickering

Third Phase – (no longer receiving names):

  • St. John, York Mills
  • St. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole


*Please note these are ticketed services to maintain gathering limits*

  • The Rev. Jonathan Galles will be ordained a Priest at St. Bride, Clarkson on Sunday January 24, 2021 at 4:00pm.
  • The Rev. Andrew Johnson will be ordained a Priest at St. John, Willowdale on Sunday January 31, 2021 at 4:00pm.


Celebrations of New Ministry – dates pending

  • Trent Durham
    • The Rev. Peter Gachira – Incumbent of the Parish of Lakefield.
    • The Rev. Shelly Pollard – Incumbent of St. Martin, Bay Ridges (Pickering).
    • The Rev. William Roberts – Priest-in-Charge of St. Mark, Port Hope.
    • The Rev. Jennifer Schick – Incumbent of All Saints, Whitby
    • The Rev. Bonnie Skerritt – Priest-in-Charge of St. George, (Clarke) Newcastle.
  • York-Credit Valley –
    • The Rev. Maria Ling – Priest-in-Charge – St. Elizabeth Church, Mississauga – Sunday January 31, 2021 at 4:00pm.
  • York-Scarborough –
    • The Rev. Molly Finlay – Priest-in-Charge – St. John the Baptist, Norway
    • The Rev. Andrew Kaye – Incumbent of St. Margaret in-the-Pines.
    • The Rev. Leigh Silcox – Priest-in-Charge of Incarnation
  • York-Simcoe –
    • The Rev. Eyad Ajji – Priest-in-Charge of Evangelists, New Tecumseth.