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Interfaith Ministry

Bishop's Committee on Interfaith Ministry

The Bishop’s Committee on Interfaith Ministry has been established by Bishop Andrew Asbil under the direction of the Co-Coordinators of Interfaith Ministry, the Rev. Roshni Jayawardena and the Rev. Jeff Nowers.

The committee:

  • is a first point of contact and resource for interfaith ministry in the Diocese
  • includes members that report on interfaith activity within in the Diocese
  • hosts an annual educational event about interfaith ministry

News & events

We’ll share recent news and upcoming interfaith events as we hear about them. Want to share something with us? Email!


Jan. 28, 2022: Bishop Andrew Asbil’s letter to the Diocese included information about World Interfaith Harmony Week and interfaith ministry in the Diocese.


Peace is a Song We Share: Interfaith Celebration of Song & Book Launch
Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m.

Committee members

Members are appointed by the bishop from time to time and serve at the pleasure of the bishop. Our current members (as of Dec. 2021) are:

  • Norah Bolton, ODT (secretary)
  • the Rev. Canon Maggie Helwig
  • the Rev. Gerlyn Henry
  • the Rev. Canon John Hill
  • the Rev. Canon Philip Hobson, OGS
  • Hilary Keachie
  • the Rev. Dr. Jim Leatch
  • Jacqueline Maree
  • the Rev. Julie Meakin
  • the Rev. Canon Dr. Scott Sharman (ex-officio)
  • Jim Spencer

Get in touch

To contact the interfaith co-coordinators or members of the committee, email


The interfaith committee is present with a variety of interfaith individuals, groups and dialogues, including:

“ring of peace” at Islamic Information and Dawah Centre on Bloor Street
Celebration of New Ministry The Reverend Canon Dr. Stephen Fields
“ring of peace” at Islamic Information and Dawah Centre on Bloor Street
Parkdale Interfaith Walk visits places of worship.