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Bishop Townshend announces that the Reverend Canon Dr Valerie Kenyon will be the full-time Rector of St Anne’s, Byron, effective July 1, 2024.

As a result, he has accepted Val’s resignation as Priest-in-Charge of the Church of the Transfiguration, London, effective June 30, 2024. Val’s last Sunday in the parish was today.

Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Jean Doyle as the Interim Priest of the Church of the Transfiguration, effective July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025.

Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Amanda Longmoore as the Archdeacon of Western Huron, effective July 1, 2024.

Amanda will serve in this role for at least one year, while the review of the territorial archdeacon pilot project is finished and the next steps determined.

Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Elise Chambers as Rector (part-time) of St. David & St. Mark, Windsor, and St. Andrew, LaSalle, effective July 1, 2024.

The Secretary-Treasurer is pleased to announce that Ms. Trisha Taylor has accepted the position of Governance Coordinator. Trisha will bring organizational experience and knowledge of the diocese to this position which starts on June 17, 2024.


Bishop Townshend has accepted the request of the Reverend MaryLynn Forrest to retire as Deacon with special responsibility for Pastoral Care at St. George’s of Forest Hill, effective June 17, 2024.

We are grateful for her ministry and wish her all the best in retirement.