Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Margaret Walker as Diocesan Cemeteries Coordinator (part-time) effective June 1, 2023.
Margaret remains the rector of St. George's, New Hamburg, Holy Trinity Chapel of Ease, Burford and St. Columba, Waterloo.
Bishop Todd Townshend appoints the Reverend Dr. Justin Comber as the rector of St. George’s, Goderich and Christ Church, Port Albert effective August 1, 2023.
On behalf of Bishop Townshend, the Venerable Osita Oluigbo will induct the Reverend Quenton Little as the Rector of the Parish of the Thames (St. George’s-on-the-Wye, Thorndale, St. John’s, Thamesford, Christ Church Chapel of Ease, Lakeside) and St. Peter’s, Dorchester on Sunday, June 11th at 4 pm at Christ Church, 256554 Sunova Cres., Lakeside.
The preacher will be the Reverend Steve Greene. A BBQ will follow the service. Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being green.
On behalf of Bishop Townshend, the Venerable Jane Humphreys will induct the Reverend Hilton Gomes as the Rector of St. Stephens, Oldcastle, Church of the Redeemer, Colchester North, and Trinity, Cottam on the Feast of St. Barnabas, June 11th at 3pm at St. Stephen’s, 5280 Howard Ave, Oldcastle.
The preacher will be the Venerable Graham Bland. A reception will follow the service. Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being red.
On behalf of Bishop Townshend, the Venerable Jane Humphreys will induct the Reverend Paul Silcox as the Rector of Church of the Epiphany, Kingsville. on Sunday, June 25th at 4pm. The preacher will be the Reverend Canon Dr. Tim Connor. Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being green.
Bishop Townshend has accepted the request of the Reverend Canon Stephen Harnadek to retire as the rector of All Saints’, Sarnia effective July 30, 2023.
Steve was deaconed in May 1984 and priested in December of that year. He has served the parishes of Grace Church, Brantford; St. Paul’s, Palmerston and Christ Church, Listowel; St. Matthew’s, Windsor; St. Aidan’s, Windsor; and All Saints’, Sarnia-Corunna.
Steve also served on the Catechumenate Network, the Companion Diocese Relationship Committee, the Family Life Committee including the Family Camp Planning Team, the Local Arrangements committee for the 2006 National House and Spouse meeting, Diocesan Council, Diocesan Sub-Council, the Nominating Committee, Liturgy Canada, the North American Association for the Catechumenate, as Chair of the Church and Society Division with oversight of the Huron Hunger Fund, as Diocesan Chaplain to Youth and as a Regional Dean.
He was named to the Cathedral Chapter of Canons in May 2005. We wish Canon Stephen every blessing in his retirement.
Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Marita Williams as the interim Priest-in-Charge of St. James, Cambridge effective July 3, 2023.
Bishop Townshend has appointed the Reverend Marty Keating as the interim Priest-in-Charge of St. Michael and All Angels, London, effective May 16, 2023. Marty is a priest of the Diocese of Toronto who has retired to this area.