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Bishop Townshend will preside at a
service of Consecration for

All Saints’ Church, Waterloo,
400 Northfield Dr W.,
on the Commemoration of St. Nicholas,
December 6th, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. 

Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being white.


On behalf of Bishop Townshend, the Venerable Megan Collings-Moore will induct the Rev’d Canon Dr Greg Jenkins as the Rector of the Church of the Holy Saviour in Waterloo on Sunday, December 10th at 4 p.m. You are cordially invited to share in this celebration. The preacher will be the Rev’d Canon David Bowyer. Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being blue.

Meal:  If you are staying for the meal that will follow, RSVP to
Location:  The Church of the Holy Saviour is currently under renovation, so please join us at Waterloo Kitchener United Mennonite Church, 15 George Street, Waterloo Ontario.
Parking: is available at WKUM, and may be accessed off either George Street or Allen Street. Please do not park in spots with signs designating them for other groups. There is additional parking at the Church of the Holy Saviour (behind and across the street from WKUM, 33 Allen St E).

Map and full announcement may be found here:


Bishop Townshend announces the following interim appointment:

•    The Reverend Sharla Malliff, Interim Priest-in-Charge, St. James, Cambridge, from December 4th, 2023.

Bishop Townshend is pleased to announce that, as of November 1st,  Ms. Jacqueline Davison, who joined the Diocese of Huron for a one-year term as Interim Director of Finance on August 14th, has agreed to continue without term as the Director of Finance.

Jacquie has already made significant progress in many areas relating to financial processes and oversight and we look forward to her continued contributions in the years to come.

Bishop Townshend announces the appointment of the Reverend Gilles Haché as Curate, St Matthew’s, Windsor, for a two-year term, December 1st, 2023 - November 30th, 2025.

Episcopal Visit

Bishop Townshend will be on a visit to our companion Diocese of Amazonia, Brazil, from November 3rd through November 14th.

He will be travelling with the Primate and staff from General Synod and connecting with local parishes and Diocesan officials on matters of common interest, including outreach and theological education.

Please keep Bishop Todd and the entire Canadian delegation in your prayers.


Archdeacon Tanya Phibbs will be Commissary for Bishop Townshend from November 3rd through November 14th, 2023 while he is in Brazil.


Bishop Townshend announces that the following will be called to the Presbyterate at a service of Ordination to be held on the Commemoration of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland,  Thursday, November 16th, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Church of St. James’, Stratford.

Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being red.

  • The Rev’d Diana Boland, Assistant Curate to the Rector of St. James’, Stratford, St. Paul’s, Stratford, St. Stephen’s, Stratford, and St. James’, St. Marys, with primary responsibility for St. James’, St Marys.
  • The Rev’d Patrick Martin, Assistant Curate to the Rector of St. John’s, Tillsonburg.