Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Canon William (“Bill”) Ward as the Rector of St. John the Evangelist, London, effective January 1, 2024.
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 1, 2023.
Canon June was ordained a deacon on May 1, 1986 and priested on December 17. 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 20, 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 30, 2023.
Eleanor was ordained to the diaconate on January 21, 2001 and to the presbyterate on May 17, 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 16, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Church of St. James’, Stratford.
Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being red.
On behalf of Bishop Townshend, the Venerable Megan Collings-Moore inducted the Reverend Paul Poolton as the Rector of Trinity, Cambridge, on October 15.
The preacher was Cynthia Connell (Licensed Lay Reader and Lay Chaplain to Canterbury College).