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Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Enrique Martinez as the Rector of St. Andrew Memorial Church, London, effective February 15th, 2024.
Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Bob Masters as Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. George’s, Middlesex Centre, effective November 1st, 2023.
Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Canon William (“Bill”) Ward as the Rector of St. John the Evangelist, London, effective January 1st, 2024
Bishop Townshend will preside at a service of Thanksgiving and Deconsecration for St. James (Roseland), 4276 Roseland Dr E, Windsor at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 29th, 2023.  

All are welcome to come to support the congregation.  Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being green.
At the Diocesan Council meeting on October 14th, the Bishop announced that the next Synod of the Incorporated Diocese of Huron will take place this year in the autumn instead of the spring.Synod will convene in the late afternoon or early evening of Friday, October 18th and conclude by late afternoon on Saturday, October 19th, 2024. Further details will be communicated when they are available.

Moving Synod to October will allow for ample time for consultation and prayerful discernment about the Diocesan Strategic statement before the Synod is asked to endorse its direction.

There will be a Special Meeting of Synod this winter, to be held over Zoom, to elect delegates to Provincial Synod.

Bishop Townshend has accepted the request of the Reverend Canon June Hough to retire as the Rector of the Church of the Ascension, London, effective December 1st, 2023.

Canon June was ordained a deacon on May 1st, 1986 and priested on December 17th. She served as Assistant Curate of St. George’s, London and Rector of St. Peter’s, Dorchester before continuing her ministry in the Dioceses of Nova Scotia and Ottawa. She came home to Huron on 2008 to lead the Anglican Parishes of East London and subsequently served as Rector of the Church of the Ascension, from which position she is retiring. Canon June has served as Regional Dean of Wellington and Archdeacon of Erie. Her committee involvement includes Diocesan Council, Diocesan Sub-Council, the Nominating Committee, Fresh Start, the Bishop’s Charge Committee,  and Strategic Planning. She was named a Canon of the Cathedral on November 20th, 2011.

We give thanks for Canon June’s ministry and wish her well in her retirement.

Bishop Townshend has accepted the request of the Reverend Eleanor Caruana to retire as Rector of Holy Trinity, St. George, effective November 30th, 2023.

Eleanor was ordained to the diaconate on January 21st, 2001 and to the presbyterate on May 17th, 2001. She has served at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Woodstock, with Christ Church Huntingford, at Huron Church House as the Gift Planning, Stewardship, and Synod Consultant, and, after six years as a priest in the Diocese of Montreal, as Chaplain at Trinity Village, Kitchener, then Trinity, Cambridge from which she first retired in 2022.

Eleanor has been associated with several parishes as an honorary assistant, including Grace, Brantford, St. James Brantford, Holy Trinity, London, and St. Alban the Martyr, London. She has served the wider Diocese as Regional Dean of Oxford and as a member of Diocesan Council, the Land and Property Committee, the Synod Organising Committee, the Motions Committee, Diocesan Court, and the Golf Tournament Committee.

We are grateful for the many ways that Eleanor has served the people of God in this Diocese and beyond and we wish her well in her second retirement.


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.


On behalf of Bishop Townshend, the Venerable Sam Thomas inductED the Reverend Michael Bruce as Rector of St. James Westminster, London, on the Eve of the Feast of St. James the Lesser, October 22nd.

The preacher was the Reverend Malcolm French (Diocese of Niagara).