I first knew Fr Harold 32 years ago when he was chaplain at Trinity College Toronto where I was a student of divinity. I owe much of my own formation as a priest to his support and direction, particularly in the area of liturgics. Fr Harold comes to us after his retirement as rector of St Mary Magdalene's Church in Toronto, a multicultural parish with an outstanding liturgical and musical tradition. (It is the parish where Healey Willan was organist and choirmaster for decades). He brings to our diocese with a rich experience in ecumenism. He is a member of our international dialogue with the Oriental Orthodox family of Churches (the Coptic, Syrian, Ethiopian, Malankara and Armenian Churches). Harold is Armenian in background and a scholar of Armenian language and liturgy. His French language skills will be essential in this parish with many Francophone members.
Fr Harold is married to Janet, a teacher and musician. We welcome Fr Harold to this diocese. The website of St Alban's Strasbourg is here.