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Yu of Toronto to Retire

The Rt. Rev. Patrick Yu, Suffragan Bishop for York-Scarborough in the Diocese of Toronto, will retire in January.

Anglican Journal reports:

But Canada’s only Anglican Chinese bishop 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. “I 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,” he said. After years as a leader of the church, Yu says he wants to spend more time exploring his academic interests.


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