Founded on the values of faith, community and compassion, The Bishop’s Company brings to life our commitment to walk with each other in Christ. It supports programs and initiatives that strengthen the Anglican community in the Diocese of Toronto, including support for the Bishops’ ministries, the provision of emergency care for clergy in need, and bursaries for religious education.
“The Bishop’s Men of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto” was founded in 1960 and soon after raised the first funds for Bishop Fred Wilkinson to help clergy and their families in times of need.
Since then, The Bishop’s Company – the name was changed in the later ‘80s – has grown steadily throughout the Diocese of Toronto and has inspired similar groups across Canada. From the beginning, the Company has held an annual dinner to raise funds and awareness of the wonderful work carried out by the Diocese of Toronto.
The Bishop’s Company Fund provides a pool of funds that strengthen the Anglican community in the Diocese of Toronto. In addition to providing support to clergy who are in need, the fund administers the W.R. Kay Buraries, awarded each year to men and women completing religious studies leading to ordination. In addition, the Eileen and George Carey Bursary and the Terence and A.J. Finlay Bursary are awarded to Anglicans pursuing postgraduate theological studies.
Members of The Bishop’s Company live out their commitment to strengthen the Anglican community in the Diocese of Toronto.
Membership is based on an annual gift to The Bishop’s Company Fund; gifts of any size are welcome. Donations are cumulative and build toward Life Membership in the Company.
INTRODUCTORY MEMBERS – $100
Tax receipt and invitation to all Bishop’s Company events
ANNUAL MEMBERS – $350
Tax receipt, invitation to all Bishop’s Company events and acknowledgement in the annual dinner program
FRIENDS – $1,000
Tax receipt, invitation to all Bishop’s Company events, acknowledgement in the annual dinner program, and cocktail reception with the Archbishop
LIFE MEMBERS – $25,000
Tax receipt, invitation to all Bishop’s Company events, acknowledgement in the annual dinner program, and dinner with the Archbishop
Our thanks go the Members of the Bishop’s Company for their years of dedication and support
William Barnett, ODT and Karen Barnett, ODT
Canon Paul F. Baston and Susan Baston
His Worship Samuel W. Billich
Bruce Chambers ODT and The Rev. Canon Prudence Chambers
The Rev. Nola Crewe
Dr. James Fleck, CC
Blake Goldring, CM, ODT and Belinda Goldring
Alison J. Knight and Rod Barr
Dr. Samuel Lam, ODT and Ellen Lam, ODT
M. George Lewis, ODT
The Hon. Margaret McCain, CC ONB ODT
William J. Saunderson, ODT and Meredith Sanderson
Two Anonymous Donors
Jalynn Bennett, CM
Grace H. Chellam
The Rev. Dr. Margaret Fleck
Wallace McCain, CC ONB
Ted Rogers, OC
Honorary – 1991
Legacies of Faith and Gifts of Stock
Legacies of Faith are an important way to share our gifts, helping to ensure the future of our Church and its mission. With favourable tax deductibility, gifts of stock have also become an attractive way to make a significant contribution. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to The Bishop’s Company.
For more information, please contact Peter Misiaszek, Director of Stewardship Development, (416) 363-6021 ext. 246 (1-800-668-8932).
We build healthy, missional Anglican communities that engage faithfully with the world and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. We acknowledge that our office resides on the territory of sovereign Indigenous Nations, the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat. We acknowledge especially the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Toronto Treaties.