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Please take time and acquaint yourself with our programs, ministries and worship.

I think you will be impressed with the activities and the fellowship you will find in our congregation.

Note particularly the strong focus on ecumenical life, which has always been central for us and the other members of the
Tri-Churches community.

This emphasis provides a whole new
and enriching aspect to our lives.

Please know that we are always delighted for you to worship with us at
St. Cyprian’s.

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Meet Our Interim Priest-in-Charge

“I am most grateful to have the opportunity to offer what I can
 to further the ministry of this parish."

The Rev. Dr. John Oakes

The Rev. Dr. John Oakes, who has been appointed Interim
Priest-in Charge at St.Cyprian’s for up to one year from
March 19, 2023, has had a long and varied career.

John, who retired from full-time church ministry in 2021,
has been an ordained priest since 1997, serving mostly
on the West Coast, where his major incumbency was at
Holy Trinity, Vancouver. He was also Rector of St. Mary’s,
Richmond Hill, in this diocese from 2014 to 2017. He
ministered for four years as senior pastor of a Vancouver
Baptist congregation and he has been Honorary Assistant
of St. Paul’s, Bloor Street, since last August.

Ever since his conversion in 1985, John’s primary passions
have been to share the good news of Jesus Christ and to
help build and equip the Body of Christ. “Since the call of
the gospel doesn’t retire, no minister really does either,”
he says. “I am most grateful to have the opportunity to offer
what I can to further the ministry of this parish.”

John was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford (B.A. and
M.A. in Classics), Regent College (M.C.S. in Church History
and MDiv.), UBC (M.A. in History), and Simon Fraser University
(PhD. in History). Prior to pursuing a career in pastoral ministry
and academia in North America, he worked as an investment
analyst and as a journalist and editor in the UK.

He and his wife, Kirsten, who is a travel consultant, have been
married for over 40 years. They immigrated to Canada in 1989
and have two adult daughters and three granddaughters.

John also remains an active scholar. He has taught at Regent
College, Vancouver, was an Adjunct Professor in the Department
of History at SFU since 2016 and is now a Research Fellow at
Wycliffe College, Toronto. His most recent book is Conservative
Revolutionaries: Transformation and Tradition in the Religious
and Political Thought of Charles Chauncy and Jonathan Mayhew
(Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 2017) and he is currently
working on a biography of the 18th century Boston minister, Andrew

John`s outside interests include sports, movies, politics and
literature, although not necessarily in that order.



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1080 Finch Avenue East, North York, Toronto
(just east of Leslie and Finch, north of the 401)