About The Bishop’s Company

Anglicans Care
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.
History

“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 Fund

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 Care

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 


Current Members

William Barnett, ODT and Karen Barnett, ODT

His Worship Samuel W. Billich

The Rev. Nola Crewe

Dr. James Fleck, CC

Blake Goldring, CM, ODT and Belinda Goldring

Ken Hugessen

Alison J. Knight and Rod Barr

Dr. Samuel Lam, ODT and Ellen Lam, ODT

M. George Lewis, ODT

Bartlett MacDougall

The Hon. Margaret McCain, CC ONB ODT

Frederick Mifflin

Michael Royce

William J. Saunderson, ODT and Meredith Sanderson

Wayne Squibb

Two Anonymous Donors

Deceased 

Jalynn Bennett, CM

Grace H. Chellam

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Fleck

Warren Goldring

Wallace McCain, CC ONB

Ted Rogers, OC

Honorary – 1991

Margaret Banks

Helen Kay


Financial Report

Financial Report 2018 19 numbers


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.