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Clergy in Motion – 2 January

Clergy in Motion, 2 January


  • The Rev. Canon Michael Burgess has been appointed Honorary Assistant of St. Timothy, North Toronto as of December 17, 2017.
  • The Rev. Dr. John Stephenson has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of St. John the Divine, Scarborough as of January 1, 2018.
  • The Rev. Susan Snelling has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Good Shepherd, Stayner beginning January 1, 2018.


Vacant Incumbencies

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

First Phase – Parish Selection Committee in Formation (not yet receiving names):

  • St. John, Bowmanville
  • Parish of Churchill and Cookstown
  • St. Andrew, Scarborough

Second Phase – Parish Selection Committee (receiving names via Area Bishop):

  • Parish of Bobcaygeon, Dunsford & Burnt River (Trent Durham)

Third Phase – Parish Selection Committee Interviewing (no longer receiving names):

  • N/A



  • The Rev. Sean Davidson will be ordained a Priest at Resurrection on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 4:00pm.
  • The Rev. Philip Josselyn-Hamilton will be ordained a Priest at Trinity Church, Aurora on Friday February 2, 2018 at 7:00pm.
  • The Rev. Philip Stonhouse will be ordained a Priest at St. Bride, Clarkson on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 4:00pm.


Celebrations of New Ministry

  • Trent Durham
    • The Rev. Canon Kit Greaves – Priest-in-Charge of Christ Memorial, Oshawa – January 28, 2018 at 4pm.
  • York-Credit Valley
    • The Rev. Michael Stuchbery – Incumbent of St. Philip, Etobicoke – January 28, 2018 at 4pm.
  • York-Scarborough
    • The Rev. Canon Cheryl Palmer – Incumbent of Christ Church, Deer Park – January 28, 2017 at 4pm.
  • York-Simcoe – N/A



  • The Rev. David Opheim has announced his resignation. His last day at All Saints, Sherbourne St. was December 22, 2017.