Resignation of Rev. Canon David Smith

Dear Friends,

Canon David Smith

I am writing to announce to you that Bishop Jenny Andison (Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Toronto) has appointed the Reverend Canon David Smith as the Incumbent of Christ Church St. James (in Etobicoke) effective October 1, 2017.

Canon David has served the Parish of Marysburgh for the last four years and the Parish of Kente for almost 2 years. During his time in the Diocese of Ontario he has also served in the Parish of St Mary Magdalene, Napanee. David has also led the diocese’s Screening in Faith and Stewardship programs, providing key leadership in these important ministries. He has also played a significant leadership role in our Refugee Program (DOORS).

As your Bishop, I want to express how much I have appreciated David’s ministry in his parishes well as in the diocesan roles he has held. His personal support and counsel have always been highly valued by me, both as a fellow priest and as his Bishop. David’s faith and passion for ministry are wonderful examples to us all.

Please be assured of our continuing prayers for God’s strength and grace at this time.

Yours in Christ’s Service,

Bishop Michael