The Anglican Church of Canada
The Revd Canon William G. Cliff <>
Rector - The Collegiate Chapel of St. John the Evangelist, Huron University College
Chaplain to Huron University College & Anglican Chaplain to Western University

Huron University College
A104 - 1349 Western Road, London, ON, N6G 1H3
Phone: 519.438.7224 x294 | Fax: 519.438.3938
UCC Phone: 519.661.2111 x85929

Fr. William Cliff was appointed Rector of The Collegiate Chapel of St. John the Evangelist, Huron University College on September 1st, 2002 his makes him the parish priest for the Anglican Community centered in the Chapel on campus and also works as the Chaplain to Huron University College and Anglican Chaplain to the University of Western Ontario. Fr. Bill began this appointment after having worked ten successful years in parish ministry, serving congregations in Simcoe, Hanover, Durham, Strathroy and Adelaide, Ontario. Fr. Bill was ordained a deacon in May 1992, and Priest of November 1992, having earned his BA in Religious Studies and Music (King's College - Western 1989) and his MDiv from Huron College (1992). Fr. Bill is a musician and liturgist who has been working in the Diocese of Huron with youth for his whole ministry.

A member of the group "The Three Cantors", Fr. Bill is one of four musicians who travel the country raising money and awareness for development issues and the relief of world hunger. They have recorded 3 CD's and have raised more than half-a-million dollars for these worthy causes around the world. In recognition of this achievement, Fr. Bill as well as the other musicians in the Three Cantors; Fr. David Pickett and Fr. Peter Wall and Mr. Angus Sinclair were made life members of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, the international development arm of the Anglican Church of Canada, in November 2001.

Fr. Bill was appointed to the Ontario Human Right Commission in February 1997, and is one of ten Human Rights Commissioners serving the Province of Ontario. He is currently serving his second term on the Human Rights Commission, and is looking forward to a third. This position allows him to serve in a capacity to work on Human Rights Policy in Ontario as well as the application of the provisions of the Human Rights Code of the Province of Ontario.

His ministry interests include liturgy, preaching, work with youth and support or Diocese of Huron ministries such as Huron Church Camp. Outside of ministry, he enjoys singing, reading and the occasional bike ride.

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