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The Venerable Tanya Phibbs will be Commissary for Bishop Townshend from June 30 - July 7, 2022.


Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Mark Loyal as the rector of St George's, Owen Sound, effective September 1, 2022. Mark is currently the rector of St. John-the-Baptist, Walpole Island and the pastor of Walpole Island United Church.   


Bishop Townshend has accepted the request of the Venerable Kim Van Allen to retire effective January 1, 2023.  Archdeacon Kim was ordained a deacon on May 15, 1997 and priested on November 11 of that year.  She has served the parishes of New St. Paul’s, Woodstock; St. George’s, London Township and Grace Church, Ilderton; St. Alban the Martyr, London; All Saints’, Windsor and St. George’s, Goderich and Christ Church, Port Albert.  Archdeacon Kim has also served on the Imagine Huron Committee, Diocesan Council, the Grants & Loans Sub-Committee, the Human Resources Committee, the Nominating Committee, the Diocesan Sub-Council, the Parish Services Committee, Fresh Start, the Bishop's Charge Committee, the Wellness Commission, the Corporation of Huron University College, the Corporation of Canterbury College, the Strategic Plan Implementation Group, the Stewardship & Gift Development Committee, the Companion Diocese Relationship Committee and as a Huron Pension Plan trustee.  She has served as a member of both Provincial Synod and General Synod, on the Ontario Provincial Commission for Theological Education and as the Provincial Advisory Committee on Postulants for Ordination Secretary as well as the Regional Dean of Medway and Brough. Archdeacon Kim was appointed to the Cathedral Chapter of Canons in May 2005 and has served as the Archdeacon of both Essex and Huron-Perth.    

Bishop Todd Townshend has accepted the request of the Reverend Larry Edwards to retire effective August 31, 2022, with his last day in the parish being Sunday July 17th.  Larry was ordained a deacon on June 5, 2007 and priested on November 29 of that year. He has served the parishes of St. George’s-on-the-Wye, Thorndale; Christ Church, Lakeside; St. John’s, Thamesford, St. Luke’s, Crumlin and St. Peter’s, Dorchester.  He has also served on the Ad Hawk Task Force and on Diocesan Council as well as the Regional Dean of Brough.  We wish Larry well in his retirement.    


Bishop Todd Townshend appoints the Reverend Eleanor Caruana as the rector of Holy Trinity, St. George (part-time), effective September 1, 2022.  Eleanor is retiring as the full-time rector of Trinity, Cambridge on July 31, 2022.