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Clergy in Motion – 5 March

Clergy in Motion, March 5


  • The Rev. Robert Sweet has been appointed Assistant Priest of St. Paul, Newmarket as of March 1, 2019.
  • The Rev. Canon Derek Stapleton has been appointed Honorary Assistant of St. Andrew, Scarborough as of March 3, 2019.
  • The Rev. Bob Bettson has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, Stouffville beginning April 1, 2019.
  • Ms. Michelle Jones has been appointed Assistant Curate of Christ Church, Brampton beginning May 6, 2019.

Vacant Incumbencies

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

Area Bishop’s Direct Appointment Process

  • St. Hilda, Fairbank
  • St. John, West Toronto
  • St. Peter, Oshawa

Parish Selection Committee Process

First Phase – (not yet receiving names):

  • Bishop Strachan School Chaplaincy
  • Christ Church, Stouffville
  • St. Margaret in-the-Pines
  • St. Martin, Bay Ridges
  • Parish of Fenelon Falls

Second Phase –  (receiving names via Area Bishop):

  • Redeemer, Bloor St.
  • St. Andrew by-the-Lake (Half Time)

Third Phase –  (no longer receiving names):

  • St. James Cathedral


  • The Rev. Andrew Kaye will be ordained a Priest at St. Timothy, North Toronto on Sunday March 31, 2019 at 4:00pm.
  • The Rev. Johanna Pak will be ordained a Priest at St. Timothy, Agincourt on Sunday April 7, 2019 at 4:30pm.
  • The Rev. Jeff Boldt will be ordained a Priest at Trinity, Streetsville on Sunday April 14, 2019 at 4:00pm.

Celebrations of New Ministry

  • The Rev. Jason Prisley – Incumbent of St. Hugh and St. Edmund – May 12, 2019 at 4:00pm.
  • The Rev. David Matthews – Incumbent of St. Thomas à Becket – June 16, 2019 at 4:00pm.


  • The Rev. Munroe Scott has announced his retirement. His last Sunday at St. John the Baptist, Lakefield will be April 28, 2019.
  • The Rev. Heather Gwynne-Timothy has announced her retirement. Her last Sunday at Incarnation will be May 26, 2019.