Your Synod Council at work

A meeting of the Synod Council of the Diocese of Ontario was held on Tuesday, February 21 at St. John’s Portsmouth. Some highlights of the meeting include: Synod Council was updated by the new Hyanto Ministries board. Cheryl Green Betts presented council with the board’s vision and strategy to reimagine [...]

Diocese of Ontario Clergy Mentoring Program

Are you looking for others who will intentionally walk with you through the challenges and joys of leading a faithful and vital church? The mentor relationship is a place to discover and work out what fruitful and fulfilling leadership looks like for you. Clergy are invited to take part in [...]

To Members of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

s you may know, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) National Church Council (NCC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) Council of General Synod (CoGS) passed resolutions in support of a Joint Assembly of our two governing bodies—the ELCIC National Convention and the ACC General Synod—in 2019. Building [...]

A green calendar for lent

The Green Churches Network produced a calendar oriented to Lent worship. The network helps faith communities opt for better ecological practices and to educate their members to live in a way that respects their environment. Faith communities are encouraged to integrate the concept of taking care of creation in their [...]

Synod Office temporary location and Church Bookroom pop-up

The Synod Office and the Church Bookroom will be operating out of temporary locations during the remainder of January and the month of February while renovations are completed at the permanent location at 165 Ontario Street in Kingston. Details are as follows: The Diocesan Synod Office, at 90 Johnson Street, [...]

Changing conditions impact federal prison chaplains

Ministry in the federal correctional system has undergone numerous changes in recent years that have posed challenges to chaplains. One of the most notable was the decision by the Harper government to hire a new private contractor, Bridges of Canada, to oversee the hiring and pay of chaplains. Previously, Kairos [...]

Diocesan Archives temporarily closed

The Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives is temporarily closed and will reopen at a later date in 2017 as of yet to be determined. Inquiries may still be directed via email to

Incumbent of Quinte West resigns

Steve Timpson has resigned as Incumbent of the Anglican Churches of Quinte West. He has voluntarily relinquished his license from the Bishop to function as a priest in the Diocese of Ontario and the Anglican Church of Canada effective January 8, 2017. The Bishop wishes to thank Steve for his [...]

New Incumbent for Parish of Parham—Sharbot Lake

Rev. Jonathan Askwith Bishop Michael Oulton is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Jonathan Askwith, B.A., M.Div., as Incumbent of the Parish of Parham-Sharbot Lake (Diocese of Ontario) effective January 11, 2017. This appointment is in partnership with Bishop John Chapman of the Diocese of Ottawa, who is [...]

Church Bookroom temporary closure

Ahead of the synod office move to 165 Ontario St. later this month, the Church Bookroom will close on Friday January 13 at 5 p.m. and reopen at a later date TBD. Customers may still call the Bookroom at (613) 544-1013 (toll free: 1-866-794-1013) or shop online at Questions? [...]