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Clergy in Motion – September 29


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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. Paul on-the-Hill, Pickering

Second Phase – (receiving names via Area Bishop):

  • St. John, York Mills

Third Phase – (no longer receiving names):

  • St. Joseph of Nazareth, Bramalea
  • St. Paul, Bloor Street
  • Trinity, Streetsville


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

  • Krista Fry will be ordained a Vocational Deacon at St. Matthias, Bellwoods on Sunday October 4, 2020 at 4pm.
  • The Rev. Sherri Golisky will be ordained a Priest at St. Cuthbert, Leaside on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 4:30pm.
  • Robert James Townshend will be ordained a Vocational Deacon at St. Peter (Erindale) on Sunday October 18, 2020 at 4pm.
  • 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.

Celebrations of New Ministry – dates pending

  • Trent Durham
    • The Rev. Shelly Pollard – Incumbent of St. Martin, Bay Ridges (Pickering).
    • The Rev. Peter Gachira – Incumbent of the Parish of Lakefield.
    • 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. Kenute Francis – Priest-in-Charge of St. Hilda, Fairbank.
    • The Rev. Dr. Jason McKinney – Incumbent of Epiphany & St. Mark, Parkdale.
    • The Rev. Roshni Jayawardena – Incumbent of Trinity-St. Paul, Port Credit.
    • The Rev. Mark Regis – Priest-in-Charge of St. Mary and St. Martha.
    • The Rev. Philip Stonhouse – Priest-in-Charge of St. Matthew, Islington.
  • York-Scarborough –
    • 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. Christopher Parsons – Priest-in-Charge of St. Paul, Newmarket.
    • The Rev. Lisa Newland – Incumbent of Christ Church, Stouffville – Sunday November 22, 2020 at 4:00pm.

Deprivation of Ministry

  • The Rev. Jordan Wellington has been deprived of ministry under Canon 22 as of September 21, 2020. Deprivation means that he is unable to function as a priest, publicly or privately, or hold any appointment requiring ordination.


  • Philip Josselyn-Hamilton has voluntarily relinquished the exercise of ministry as priest in the Anglican Church of Canada as of September 15, 2020.