Bishop Townshend has accepted the wish of the Reverend Canon Dr. Lorne Mitchell to retire as the rector of St. James', Stratford, effective July 1, 2022.
Canon Lorne was ordained a deacon on May 22, 1988 in the Diocese of Ontario and priested in March of 1989. He came on the strength of Huron in 1994 and served the parishes of St. John the Evangelist, Kitchener and St. James', Stratford. Canon Lorne served on the Postulancy Board, the Doctrine and Worship Committee and as the Archdeacon of Huron/Perth. He was named to the Cathedral Chapter of Canons in 2010.