905-527-1316 Ext. 210
The Very Rev. Peter Wall
Dean of Niagara and Rector
Peter Wall has been Rector of the Cathedral and Dean of Niagara since 1998. As Dean, he is responsible for the overall life of the Cathedral parish and takes an active role in the leadership of the Diocese. Peter has been very involved in the church beyond the Cathedral and Niagara, having served on the Council of General Synod, the national Faith Worship and Ministry Committee, the Board of Directors of the Anglican Foundation of Canada and on the national Liturgy Task Force. He currently serves as Anglican Co-Chair of the Anglican-Lutheran Commission for Canada, as well as continuing his work with ‘The Three Cantors’.
The Rev. Canon Dr. Sharyn Hall
The Rev. Canon Dr. Sharyn Hall was a parishioner at the Cathedral for many years before she was ordained. She is happy to be returning to the Cathedral as Assistant Priest after retiring from fulltime ministry in parishes in Oakville and Burlington.
She has been the diocesan Ecumenical Officer for many years and currently is the Chair of the Lutheran-Anglican-Roman Catholic Interchurch Committee. She also serves as Chaplain to the diocesan Mothers’ Union. Since 2008, she has been a member of the International Anglican Women’s Network (IAWN) and has attended the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York City. Previously she was Chair of the executive board of Liturgy Canada. Her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto is in historical musicology and before being ordained, she was a part-time Assistant Professor of music history and aesthetics at McMaster University.
905-527-1316 Ext. 220
Director of Music Ministries
Michael Bloss leads an enviable musical life as a performer, educator and conductor. He has toured and performed at venues in Europe, Japan, and throughout North America.
Michael performs and has recorded extensively with the Elora Festival Singers, an ensemble with whom he was a Juno nominee. He is a frequent collaborator with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, appearing most recently in performances of Mahler’s eighth Symphony, and has premiered such contemporary works as the North American premiere of Rufus Wainright’s Prima Dona at Toronto’s Luminato Festival. Michael has been featured on CBC Radio and Television, NPR and Swiss Radio. He has also enjoyed work as a collaborative musician with vocalists and instrumentalists.
A respected church musician and choral conductor, Michael has enjoyed a long and distinguished career of music ministry. A keen educator, Michael is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician in organ, piano and choral music at music festivals and diocesan workshops across the country.
When not making music, Michael can be found indulging in his other passion of aviation as a flight instructor.
905-527-1316 Ext. 240
Alison Meredith has been Parish Administrator and Administrative Assistant to the Dean since 1999. Alison handles the day to day business of the Cathedral office and works closely with both Cathedral and Cathedral Place staff. A life-long Hamiltonian, Alison came to the Cathedral from St. James the Apostle on Ottawa Street north (now closed) where she was the parish secretary.
Alison is always happy to answer questions and offer assistance about the Cathedral and its busy round of activities.
The Right Rev. D. Ralph Spence
The Rev. Canon William C. Thomas
The Rev. Canon Paddy Doran
The Rev. Canon J. Lefebvre
The Rev. Dr. Eric Griffin
The Right Rev. Clarence Mitchell
The Rev. Canon Eric C. Mills