Diocese of Toronto | Anglican Church of Canada


The Right Rev’d Andrew Asbil

Bishop of Toronto


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Coadjutor Bishop Andrew came to St. James Cathedral in 2016 from Church of the Redeemer in midtown Toronto. Previous to that Incumbency, he was the Rector of the Church of the Incarnation in Oakville, and St. Alban’s in Acton. In January of 2019 he was installed as Bishop of the Diocese of Toronto.

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The Very Rev’d Stephen Vail



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Stephen was born and raised in Nova Scotia and lived there until 2001, when he moved to the Diocese of Toronto. Although his family were not church oriented, he started attending services in his home parish in Grade 10. From that grew an understanding of God’s love for him and a realization that the way he was being called to respond to that love was by being ordained. (So much for his plan to become a dentist!) Stephen holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of King’s College and a B.A. in Classics from Dalhousie University.  He studied Theology at Wycliffe College, Toronto, and was ordained in the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in 1991. Since then, he has served in an urban parish, a three-point rural parish, a suburban parish, and a small-town parish. He has a passion for helping churches grow in their expression of God’s reign of love in the world.  Stephen has two children in their teens, who are a source of great joy for him.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, walking, time with his partner, children and friends, documentaries and CBC Radio One.

The Rev’d Louise Peters



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The Rev’d Louise Peters began her appointment as Vicar of St. James Cathedral in August of 2017.

The former Dean and Rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kamloops, B.C, Louise also served as the Executive Director of the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre, Rector of St. James Anglican Church, Ingersoll, Ontario, to name a few roles.

The Vicar is a member of the clergy team who provides pastoral support and liturgical leadership in the Cathedral community.  She shares directly in ministry with the Outreach Committee, the Health Council, all the Cathedral Guilds, the Lay Pastoral Ministry Team, Family and Children ministry and in the mentoring and supervision of Curates and theological students. The Vicar oversees the weekly prayer life and liturgical services of the Cathedral. When questions are posed to others on staff, who do not have the answer, the direction is usually offered:  “Ask the Vicar”.  Louise receives these inquiries with grace, and tries with same, to provide answers. She is grateful for your prayers.

The Rev’d Andrew MacDonald

Associate Priest


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(416) 364-7865 ext *228

The Rev’d Andrew MacDonald was ordained a priest in February 2015. He studied music at
Mount Allison University and earned his Master of Divinity at Trinity College. Originally from Oshawa, Andrew brings to his ministry a love of baseball, a deep appreciation of choral music, and a keen interest in the intersection of faith and popular culture – with a specific focus on the theology of The Simpsons.
Most recently, Andrew was priest-in-charge of St. Luke’s, Lakeview in Mississauga. Before
that, he was assistant curate and then assistant priest at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Toronto
and assistant chaplain at Havergal College.
Andrew is married to Martha, who works for the Diocese of Toronto. When not busy in ministry, Andrew is an avid cyclist, photographer, and aficionado of the works of television/film creator Aaron Sorkin.

The Rev’d James Liu

Associate Priest, Mandarin Ministry


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(416) 364-7865 ext *249

The Rev’d Walter Hannam

Vicar, St. Bart’s, Regent Park


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A native of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Father Hannam held the chair of Theology and Anglican Studies at the College of Emmanuel and St Chad in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for seven years before his appointment at St James Cathedral and St Bart’s. He holds degrees from the University of King’s College (B.A. Classics, Philosophy), Dalhousie University (M.A. Classical and Patristic Philosophy), and Boston College (Ph.D. Theology). Father Hannam was made Deacon and ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Diocese of Saskatchewan, where he served as Chaplain of St Mary’s Church, Prince Albert; he also served as Honorary Assistant at All Saints’ Parish in the Diocese of Saskatoon. Father Hannam is married to Sarah, a professional librarian.

Pastoral Associates

The Rev’d David Bousfield

The Rev’d David Hoopes OHC

Dean Emeritus

The Very Rev’d Duncan Abraham

Honorary Assistants

The Rev’d Pearce J. Carefoote

The Rev’d Canon Edmund Der

The Rev’d Orville R. Endicott

The Ven. Thomas M. Greene


The Rev’d Canon Elizabeth Kilbourn-Mackie

The Rev’d Canon Kate Merriman

The Rev’d William Watson

The Cathedral Church of St James

106 King Street East, Toronto ON M5C 2E9 | Office & Mailing Address: 65 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5C 2E9
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