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Clergy in Motion – October 27


  • The Rev. David Bryan Hoopes has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. John, West Toronto as of October 19, 2020.
  • The Rev. Gloria Master has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. Paul, Lindsay beginning November 2, 2020.
  • The Rev. Douglas Michael has been appointed Regional Dean of Nottawasaga Deanery beginning December 1, 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. Matthew the Apostle, Oriole
  • St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff

Second Phase – (receiving names via Area Bishop):

  • St. John, York Mills
  • St. Joseph of Nazareth, Bramalea
  • St. Paul, Lindsay
  • St. Paul on-the-Hill, Pickering
  • Trinity, Streetsville

Third Phase – (no longer receiving names):

  • N/A


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

  • The Rev. Michael Perry will be ordained a Priest at St. Peter and St. Simon the Apostle on Sunday November 1, 2020 at 4:30pm.
  • The Rev. Maria Ling will be ordained a Priest at Grace Church on-the-Hill on Sunday November 15, 2020 at 4:00pm.

Celebrations of New Ministry – dates pending/limited seating

  • 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. Philip Stonhouse – Priest-in-Charge of St. Matthew, Islington – Sunday November 8, 2020 at 4:00pm.
    • The Rev. Roshni Jayawardena – Incumbent of Trinity-St. Paul, Port Credit – Sunday December 6, 2020 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.
    • The Rev. Lisa Newland – Incumbent of Christ Church, Stouffville – Sunday November 22, 2020 at 4:00pm.


  • The Rev. Dr. Warren Leibovitch has announced his retirement. His last Sunday at St. Paul, Lindsay was October 25, 2020.