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Bishop Townshend will appoint the following to the Order of Huron at the Synod Service on Sunday, May 28th:

  • Mr. Mark Charlton, St. Mark’s-by-the-Lake, Tecumseh
  • Dr. Olive Elm, Zion Oneida

All are welcome to attend the service at 4:30 pm at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.



Bishop Townshend appoints Ms. Jennifer McLaughlin as the Director of Human Resources for the Diocese of Huron, effective May 15, 2023

Jennifer began working at the Diocese of Huron in 2008 as a Resource Assistant.  Since that time, she has obtained her Certified Human Resources Leader designation and served as our Human Resources Officer.

In her new position, Jennifer be will responsible for all activities and policies relating to the management of the Human Resources of the Diocese and a member of the Diocesan Senior Staff.

Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Ryan Boivin as rector of St. Mark’s-by-the-Lake, Tecumseh effective August 15, 2023

Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Gilles Hache as the interim priest of St. James, St. Marys, from June 1 to August 31.


Bishop Townshend announces that the following will be called to the Diaconate at a service of Ordination to be held on Trinity Sunday June 4, 2023, at 4:30pm at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London.  Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being white.
  • Ms. BJ Dunbar, upon ordination Deacon with responsibility for Outreach, Church of the Epiphany, Woodstock.
  • Ms. Diana Boland, upon ordination, Deacon Assistant to the Territorial Archdeacon of the North
  • Mr. Patrick Martin, upon ordination, Assistant Curate to the Rector, St. John’s, Tillsonburg
  • Mr. Mark Wilton, upon ordination, Deacon Assistant to the Territorial Archdeacon of the South


On behalf of Bishop Townshend, the Venerable Osita Oluigbo will preside at A Celebration of New Ministry for the Reverend Katherine Loynd and the congregation of Christ Church, Huntingford, 595815 Oxford 59, Woodstock, on Ascension Sunday, May 21 at 3 pm.

The preacher will be the Reverend Dr. Eileen Scully.  All are invited to celebrate with the community.  Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being white.  Coffee and tea to follow in the parish hall.