Mission Statement

The mission of the Diocese of Toronto calls us “to worship God and proclaim Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and to embody – in word and action – God’s reconciling love, justice, compassion and liberation, through which knowledge of God’s reign is extended.” A publication from the Anglican Communion called “The Anglican Way: Signposts on a Common Journey” notes that Anglicans are formed by scripture, shaped by worship, ordered for communion, and directed to God’s mission.


The Diocese of Toronto serves Christ’s mission through:

Compassionate Service, Intelligent Faith, and Godly Worship

This is a continuation of our work of building communities of hope and compassion through investment in building healthy parishes, with strong leadership, appropriate infrastructure and responsive engagement with the neighbourhood.


All that we do should enable us, as a diocese, and as parishes and other ministries within the diocese, to be missionally focused – increasing our capacity to respond as vibrant partners of God’s activity in the world.

Strategic Areas of Focus

Building on the momentum of the Our Faith-Our Hope campaign, the four strategic areas of focus in the Diocese of Toronto to carry out the Priorities and Plans 2013-2015 are:

  1. Strengthening local parishes
  2. Building the church for tomorrow
  3. Revitalizing our inheritance
  4. Giving to others