Monday, October 22, 2007

And the nominees are...

Today, the nominees for the election of a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Toronto were announced. The post is that of Area Bishop of Trent-Durham. The rector of the Church of the Nearest Sunday is among the candidates.

• The Rev. Andrew Asbil
• The Rev. A. V. (Terry) Bennett
• The Ven. Peter Fenty
• The Rev. Millie Hope
• The Rev. Canon Dr. Linda Nicholls
• The Rev. Judy Paulsen
• The Rev. Canon Dr. Judy Rois
• The Rev. Canon Mark Tiller (Diocese of Niagara)

5 comments:

aaronorear said...

Interesting list...

Anonymous said...

Is there a single traditionalist conservative priest on this list ?

Geoff McL. said...

My sources tell me that Canon Linda Nicholls, a Wycliffe graduate, is likely to prove the conservative favourite. Fr Asbil would be the most dramatic coup for liberals. Canon Rois is not substantially more conservative than he is, but would be less of an obvious affirmation of liberalism.

Anonymous said...

I am responding to your posts on the SOF website (I am not a shipmate, I just lurk). I am a Canadian and I ordered my white poppies online from the Peace Pledge Union in the UK. Last year a store in Edmonton was selling them, but they stopped when they were threatened with legal action by the Royal Canadian Legion! I am a pacifist (I was raised Mennonite) and plan to wear a white poppy with extra poppies and leaflets in my purse in case others ask me about it. I hope white poppies catch on in Canada.

Geoff McL. said...

Thank you for that.