Rev Canon Anthony Jemmott is formally retired from full-time parish ministry but serves in a part-time capacity as Commissary to Bishop Riscylla Shaw, the Area Bishop for Trent-Durham. His duties as Commissary echo those of an Archdeacon in active service.
Fr Anthony came to work in the Anglican Church of Canada in 1982 after working as a parish priest, youth coordinator and university chaplain in his native Barbados for a total of nine years. He started out in the Diocese of Montreal where he served as Parish priest in three parishes, Regional Dean of Western Montreal, co-ordinator of lay readers for the Diocese of Montreal, and honourary canon of Christchurch Cathedral. He was also a supervisor of students from the Montreal Diocesan Theological College and a part time lecturer in Anglican Studies at the same College. He came to the Toronto Diocese 2001 to serve at All Saints King city where Bishop Riscylla then served as Curate and Canon Ruthanne served as theological student. He moved to St. George’s Oshawa in 2005, the year he was made an honourary canon of St. James’ Cathedral. Fr Anthony served on several committees of the Diocese including, Postulancy, Synod Planning and Trusts. He retired from full time parish ministry in 2015 and since then has served as interim priest in about three, now four, parishes. He has deep interests in what the late Marcus Borg called the evolving paradigm of the church