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 Bishop Townshend has accepted the request of the Very Reverend Paul Millward to retire as the Rector of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul and as the Dean of Huron, effective October 31, 2022

Dean Paul was ordained a deacon on June 11, 1998 and priested on December 7, 1998. In addition to the Cathedral, he has served the parishes of St. Thomas’, Owen Sound with All Saints’, Wolseley, St. Jude’s, Brantford, Holy Trinity, Chatham, St. Paul’s, Chatham, St. Thomas’ Chapel of Ease, Dover Township and Christ Church, Chatham. 

He has served as the Regional Dean of the Saugeens, of Kent, and of Brant/Norfolk and as the Archdeacon of Lambton/Kent. Dean Paul has also served on the Parish Education Committee, the Screening in Faith Sub-Committee, Diocesan Council, as a Fresh Start facilitator, on the Safe Church Committee, the Postulancy Board, the Children's Festival Committee, the Back to Church Sunday Task Force, the Church Location Advisory Committee, the Diocesan Sub-Council, the Bishop's Committee on Ministry, the Doctrine & Worship Committee, the Canons and Constitution Review Committee, as chair of the Parish Internship Placement Committee, as a member of Provincial Synod and as a member of the Provincial Synod Council. 

Dean Paul has also been a valued member of the Diocesan Executive staff whose wisdom and deep commitment to the life of the Diocese will be greatly missed.