Diocese of Huron announces nominees for bishop

The diocese will choose its next bishop at an electoral synod October 26.
Published August 21, 2019

The Electoral Procedures Committee of the diocese of Huron has announced the nominees for bishop of the diocese, to be chosen at an electoral synod October 26.

The names of the candidates, who were nominated by Huron’s diocesan council, were announced on August 12. On August 14, the list was updated to include William Cliff, bishop of the diocese of Brandon, who was nominated by the House of Bishops.

The candidates are: Bishop William Cliff, Archdeacon Timothy Dobbin, Dean Paul Millward, Archdeacon Tanya Phibbs and Canon Todd Townshend.

The diocesan council proposed its nominees in a secret ballot at its meeting July 27. At that meeting, the council also requested nominations from the House of Bishops, as is permitted by the diocese’s constitution. The constitution also allows for further nominations from any five diocesan synod members before October 16, according to the Electoral Procedures Committee.

The committee is also inviting members of the diocese to propose questions to the candidates. Questions can be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than August 26.

The current bishop of Huron, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, was elected primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in July. She will continue to function as bishop until the end of September.


  • Joelle Kidd

    Joelle Kidd was a staff writer for the Anglican Journal from 2017 to 2021.

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