Parish Leadership

Each member of the parish leadership team – incumbents and churchwardens – has stated duties and responsibilities. But the Canons are clear in their expectation that churchwardens and incumbents together form the core leadership for the parish. By implication, the Canons intend that leadership in our parishes should be as collaborative as possible.

This means that incumbents and churchwardens should have equal access to the same resources. The Parish Leaders’ Manual and annual leaders’ workshops are intended for both groups.

Parish Leaders’ Manual

The Parish Leaders’ Manual is primarily meant to familiarize new churchwardens and lay leaders with their roles and responsibilities. It’s also a reference source to experienced churchwardens and incumbents.

For more information, contact Pamela Boisvert, Secretary of Synod, at 416-363-6021, ext. 231 (1-800-668-8932).