Tuesday, August 05, 2008


St Aidan's, London, Ontario

St AidanSt Aidan's, London, Ontario1246 Oxford Street West, London, Ontario

St Aidan's Church, London is one of two active Anglican churches in the Diocese of Huron named after the Irish monk, the other is St Aidan's, Windsor, Ontario.   The saint was born around 600 and became the first Bishop of Lindisfarne in 635. He founded the monastery on Holy Island off the northeast coast of England and from there converted Northumbria to Christianity. He died August 31, 651.

Associate Rectors at St Aidan's Church are the Rev. Fr. D. Jay Koyle and The Rev. Dr. Todd Townshend who share responsibility for leadership in pastoral care, teaching, and the preaching and sacramental ministries. Rev Koyle served as Rector of St. Aidan's from December 1995 until July 2002, when he and Rev. Dr. Townshend began their ministry together as Associates. The shared responsibility allows both to teach at the Faculty of Theology at Huron University College, Rev. Koyle is Lecturer in Liturgics while Rev. Dr. Townshend teaches Homiletics (Preaching).