Bishop Townshend has accepted the request of the Reverend Eleanor Caruana to retire as Rector of Holy Trinity, St. George, effective November 30th, 2023.
Eleanor was ordained to the diaconate on January 21st, 2001 and to the presbyterate on May 17th, 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 16th, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Parish Church of St. James’, Stratford.
Clergy are invited to vest, the colour being red.
- The Rev’d Diana Boland, Assistant Curate to the Rector of St. James’, Stratford, St. Paul’s, Stratford, St. Stephen’s, Stratford, and St. James’, St. Marys, with primary responsibility for St. James’, St Marys.
- The Rev’d Patrick Martin, Assistant Curate to the Rector of St. John’s, Tillsonburg.
On behalf of Bishop Townshend, the Venerable Sam Thomas inductED the Reverend Michael Bruce as Rector of St. James Westminster, London, on the Eve of the Feast of St. James the Lesser, October 22nd.
The preacher was the Reverend Malcolm French (Diocese of Niagara).