Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Terry Dance Elected Suffragan Bishop

Bishop Terry Dance
On Saturday, March 28, 2009, the Very Rev'd Terry Dance was elected Suffragan Bishop of Huron. He has been Rector of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Ontario since 2001.

The results of the 4th and final ballot were:
Very Rev'd Terry Dance19875
Rev'd Canon Kim Van Allen3527
Ven. Jane Humphreys3720
Ven. Peter Townshend228

(147 votes from the laity and 66 votes from the clergy were needed to elect)

Candidates the Ven. Dr. Timothy Connor, Ven. Janet Griffith Johnson, Rev'd Canon Dr. Douglas Leighton, Rev'd Canon Christopher Pratt, Ven. Richard Salt and Rev'd Dr. Dalice Sim withdrew after the early rounds of balloting.

The Suffragan Bishop will be consecrated Saturday, June 6, 2009 at the Cathedral Church of St Paul, 472 Richmond Street, London, Ontario.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Timothy Connor

Timothy Grant ConnorSt Thomas the Apostle, Cambridge, Ontario
The Ven. Dr. Timothy Grant Connor, Rector of St George's, London, Ontario and Archdeacon of Middlesex is nominated for Suffragan Bishop in the election to be held this Saturday.

Before becoming Rector of St George's in 2003 his parish appointments were:

Honorary Assistant, 1993-2003, St James, Stratford
Rector, 1989-93, Church of the Transfiguration, London, Ontario
Rector, 1986-89, St David and St Thomas the Apostle, Cambridge
Assistant Curate, 1984-86, Church of St John the Evangelist, Kitchener

He also had interim part-time appointments at: St Paul's, Kirkton 1995-96;   St Alban's & St David's, Atwood and Christ Church, Milverton 1996-98 and 1999-2000;   St Stephen's, Stratford and Trinity Church, Mitchell 1998-1999;   St Thomas, Seaforth and St. Paul's, Clinton 2001;   Trivitt Memorial Church, Exeter and St. John's-by-the-Lake, Grand Bend 2002.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Janet Griffith Johnson

Janet Griffith JohnsonSt Hilda's St Luke's, St Thomas, Ontario
The Ven. Janet Griffith Johnson, Diocesan Executive Officer / Executive Archdeacon / Vicar General of the Diocese of Montreal, is one of the nominees for Suffragan Bishop.

Her parish appointments:

Honourary Assistant: Christ Church, Beaurepaire, Montreal, 2007 - present
Honourary Assistant: East London Anglican Ministries, London, 2002 - 2007
Honourary Assistant: Trinity Church, St. Thomas, 2000 - 2002
Interim Priest: St. Hilda's/St. Luke's, St. Thomas (shown)
Interim Priest: Trinity, Lambeth and Christ Church, Glanworth
Summer Intern, St. Andrews-by-Lake, Turkey Point

Prior to her appointment to the Diocese of Montreal in October 2007, Archdeacon Johnson was Director, Human Resources for the Diocese of Huron, 2000 - 2007. For almost 20 years, before her ordination in 2000, she worked in Human Resources at hospitals in Brantford and Tillsonburg.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Jane Humphreys

Jane Elizabeth HumphreysSt Andrew's-by-the-Lake, Turkey Point, Ontario
The Ven. Jane Humphreys, Rector of St. Mary's (Walkerville), Windsor and Archdeacon of Essex is a candidate for Bishop of Norfolk in the election to be held Saturday, March 28.

She has been Rector of St Mary's since Sept. 2007 and Archdeacon of Essex since Jan. 2008.   Her previous parish appointments were:

Rector, 2002-2007, St Luke's (Broughdale), London
Vicar, 2000-2002, St Paul's Cathedral, London, Ontario
Associate Priest, 1996-2000, Parish of Long Point Bay (St John's, Port Rowan; St William's, St Willliam's; Port Ryerse Memorial, Simcoe; St Andrews-by-the-Lake, Turkey Point; St John's, Woodhouse)
Assistant Curate, 1991-1994, St. Luke's, Burlington, Ontario

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Douglas Leighton

Douglas LeightonSt. George's-on-the-Wye, Thorndale, Ontario
The Rev'd Canon Dr. Douglas Leighton, Professor of History at Huron University College and Associate Priest at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church is one of nine nominees for Bishop of Norfolk.

He has worked at Huron University College since 1973 and had various appointments at Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church since 1985. His other parish appointments were:

Priest-in-charge, Dec 2007 - May 2008, East London Anglican Ministries
Priest-in charge, Sep 1997 - Jan 1998, St George's-on-the-Wye, Thorndale and St Luke's, Crumlin
Assistant/Associate/Priest-in-charge, May 1975 - Mar 1985, St John the Evangelist, London, Ontario
Student-in-charge, May-Aug 1973, St. Mary's, Warwick

Saturday, March 07, 2009


Dalice Sim

Dalice Audrey SimSt Mark's, Scotland, OntarioThe Rev'd Dr. Dalice Audrey Sim, Rector of St James Church, St Marys with St Paul's, Kirkton is a nominee for election as the 12th Suffragan Bishop of Huron.

Before becoming Rector at St Marys and Kirkton her parish appointments were:

Jul 1993 - Feb 1996 Trinity Norwich with St Mark's, Scotland
Feb 1993 - May 2001 Church of the Hosannas, Hyde Park with St Jude's, Mt Brydges

Rev Dr Sim was raised in New Zealand. She went to the United States to obtain a Ph.D. in Biostatistics and became an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. She emigrated to London, Ontario to work at the Robarts Research
Institute and later at the University of Western Ontario.

She obtained a Master of Divinity degree at Huron University College and was ordained deacon then priest in 1993.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Peter Townshend

Peter Thomas TownshendSt Matthew's Church, Kingarf, OntarioThe Ven. Peter Thomas Townshend, Rector of the Church of the Holy Saviour and Archdeacon of Waterloo is a candidate for Bishop of Norfolk.

Prior to his appointment to Holy Saviour in 2003 his parish appointments were:

Rector, 1991-93, Grace Church, Brantford with St Paul's Church, Middleport
Rector, 1985-91, St John the Evangelist, Leamington
Rector, 1981-85, St Thomas' Walkerton, St Matthew's Kingarf (shown) and St Paul's Pinkerton
Assistant Curate, 1980-81, St James Westminster, London, Ontario

Bishop of Norfolk Nominees

The nominees for Bishop of Norfolk, Suffragan Bishop of Huron include the following who were also nominated for Bishop of Huron last October: