Bishop’s Notes

A call for donations to PWRDF for South Sudan

Dear Friends, I encourage our parishes to spread the news about the Anglican response to the unfolding tragedy in South Sudan. Not only are we called to uphold South Sudan in our prayers, but to put those prayers in action to alleviate the suffering precipitated by the famine and to [...]

February 12 clergy appointments

Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Bram Pearce as Incumbent of St. Peter’s, Kingston, effective March 27. Bram received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College (University of Toronto) and studied theology at Wycliffe College receiving his Masters of Religion in 2006. Following ordination [...]

Bishop’s Commissary

Dear Friends, I will be away from the office starting today to attend the consecration of Anne Germond as bishop of the Diocese of Algoma. Following that I will travel to New Brunswick for a weeks vacation, returning to the office on Tuesday February 21. Dean Don Davidson will serve [...]

Prayers for the victims of the Mosque attack in Quebec City

Dear Friends, My prayers along with the prayers of the people of the Diocese of Ontario are joined with the sympathies of all Canadians reflected in our Prime Minister’s words and in the statements of faith leaders from across our nation.  It is my fervent hope that the prayers we [...]

Bishop’s message on the Anglican Churches of Quinte West

I am writing to share a letter with you that was read today during worship in the Anglican Churches of Quinte West. Please hold all concerned in your prayers through this time of transition.   January 15, 2017. To: The churchwardens and parishioners of the Anglican Churches of Quinte West. [...]

Prayers for victims of attack at St. Mark’s Coptic Christian Cathedral in Cairo

Dear Friends, I would ask that you hold in prayer the victims of the tragic bombing of recent days at St. Mark’s Coptic Christian Cathedral in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. St. Mark’s is the center of the Coptic Orthodox Church and the home of its leader Pope Tawadros II. [...]

Prayer request for the family of Canon Dr. Diane Maybee

Dear Friends, I invite your prayers for the family of Canon Dr. Diane Maybee who passed away earlier this week. Please keep in your thoughts her husband of 63 years Doug Maybee and their children John (Janice), Mary-Ellen, and Christopher (Tracy) as well as their families. Diane served the Anglican [...]

Congratulations to Rev. Steve Timpson

Dear Friends, I wish to extend congratulations to Rev. Steve Timpson of the Anglican Churches of Quinte West who has been honored by the Diocese of Tarime in Tanzania by Bishop Mwite Akiri by being named an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke. Bishop Mwite writes “this [...]

Resignation of Rev. George Kwari

I am writing today to announce that this past Sunday, December 4, the Rev. George Kwari, Incumbent of the Parish of Parham—Sharbot Lake, announced his resignation from the Parish effective January 1, 2017. George has been appointed by Bishop John Chapman to another parish in the Diocese of Ottawa. Parham—Sharbot [...]

Expressions of Interest for St. Peter’s Kingston

Dear Friends, I am seeking expressions of interest for the position of Incumbent for the Parish of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Kingston, Ontario. The parish profile has been prepared and clergy who might discern a call to this position are invited to contact me at (613) 544-4774, extension 129, [...]