Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishop Patrick Yu of Toronto to Retire in January 2017

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishop Patrick Yu of Toronto to Retire in January 2017

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Bishop Patrick Yu, 65, has announced that, effective January 15,2017, he will retire as suffragan bishop for the York-Scarborough region of the diocese of Toronto.

But the church's only bishop of Asian decent says his ministry is far from finished: a few weeks after his retirement, he will fly to Hong Kong to spend a term teaching at Ming Hua Theological College, the seminary for the Anglican church in Hong Kong and Macau.

"I will actually have an active retirement," he said in a phone interview."! anticipate that there will be some invitations to do coaching or teaching from within Canada." In fact, he has already confirmed that he will continue to teach a weekend course on evangelism--a long-time interest of his --for postulants in Toronto.

Yu, who was elected and consecrated bishop in 2006 after 25 years of ordained ministry, says he never planned on wearing the mitre for more than a decade. "I believe...for myself, anyway, that I will only be an effective bishop for 10 years."

One of his greatest joys as bishop was seeing thriving churches and working to raise up competent clergy and laypeople prepared to meet the challenges of the church in the 21 st century, said Yu. …

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