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Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Canon Robert Lemon as Rector of St. James’, Stratford and St. Paul’s, Stratford effective December 1, 2022. 

Canon Rob is currently the rector of St. Mark’s-by-the-Lake, Tecumseh. 


Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Amanda Longmoore as the Regional Dean of Lambton effective September 15, 2022 for a three year term.

Amanda is the rector of St. John-in-the-Wilderness, Bright’s Grove. 


Bishop Townshend appoints the Reverend Rob Luxton as the Regional Dean of Oxford effective September 15, 2022. 

Rob is the rector of Old St. Paul’s, Woodstock. 



Bishop Townshend announces that the following will be called to the Diaconate at a service of Ordination to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2022, The Memorial of James of Jerusalem, at 7pm at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London.  Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being red.            

Ms. Allison McDougall, upon ordination, Assistant Curate to the Rector, St. Paul’s, Stratford and St. James’, Stratford.  


Bishop Townshend will collate the Venerable Osita Oluigbo as the Archdeacon of the East on Sunday, September 25 at 4pm at St. John’s, 46 Ridout St W, Tillsonburg.  The preacher will be the Ven. Janet Griffith-Clark.  Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being green.  

All are welcome to stay for supper following the service. Please RSVP to 519-842-5573 or


On behalf of Bishop Townshend, Bishop Terry Dance will deconsecrate the building of All Saints, Waterloo, 400 Northfield Dr W, Waterloo,  on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome.  Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being green. 

The congregation of All Saints’ will move to a temporary worship location until their new church and community center is ready.