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Bishop Townshend is pleased to announce that Ms. Jacqueline Davison began a one-year appointment as Interim Director of Finance for the Diocese of Huron on August 14th, 2023. Jacquie brings extensive accounting, leadership and governance experience in the public sector to her role with us.

Previous roles include that of Chief Financial Officer for the London Health Sciences Center, the Superintendent of Business for the London District Catholic School Board, and the Controller and Director of Facilities of the Richard Ivey Business School.

Working closely with the Secretary-Treasurer, Jacquie will provide strategic financial leadership for the diocese, oversight of all matters relating to finance and audit, and supervision of the finance team. She may be reached at

Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Allie McDougall as assistant curate with primary responsibility for St. Stephen's, Stratford, in addition to St. Paul's Stratford.

The Reverend Canon Robert Lemon is also appointed as the Rector of St. Stephen’s, Stratford, with the Reverend Allie McDougall and the Reverend Diana Boland as the Assistant Curates to the Rector, St. Stephen’s, Stratford, effective September 10, 2023 in addition to their current appointments at St James’, Stratford, St Paul’s Stratford, and St James’, St. Marys.

Bishop Townshend appoints the Revd Matthew Kieswetter as the Chaplain and Coordinator for Post-Ordination Training, as of 5 October 2023. He will succeed the Revd Canon Adèle Miles who has served in this role well and faithfully since 2014.

Matt continues as Rector of St. Andrew’s Memorial, Kitchener.


Bishop Townshend will preside at an outdoor service of Deconsecration for St. Ann’s, 2276 Egremont Drive, Adelaide (Strathroy) ON at 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2023.  

All are welcome to come to support the congregation – please bring your own lawn chair. Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being green.