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The Rev. Canon David Neelands, Honorary Assistant

posted 12 Nov 2012, 19:37 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 28 Aug 2014, 06:43 ]

In my ministry, in general, I care a lot about getting a clear and attractive message out about the gospel, and I find that this gets renewed all the time.  I am amazed at how I find my experience to be one of proclamation and response. Most of my community involvements are through church -- I am a pretty churchy person.  My passions are books and music -- all kinds of books, especially fiction that deals with character in a humourous way.  My favourite writer at the moment is David Foster Wallace.  My favourite opera right now is Philip Glass's Satyagraha.

I love the people and the energy of St. Anne's.  It is a welcoming, honest, and interesting group of people.  I also like the services: the music is wonderful, and the energy is great.  I look forward to meeting you.


David Neelands is the Dean of Divinity at Trinity College. He teaches theology, and specializes in the writings of Richard Hooker and St. Augustine. David has served as the Interim Priest-in-Charge of a number of Anglican churches in Toronto.  As Honorary Assistant, David assists at St. Anne's two Sundays each month by preaching and celebrating the Holy Eucharist. He also shares the leadership of study groups. David and his wife Mary have deep family roots at St. Anne's and enjoy renewing that connection.