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Reverend Canon Simon Bell

Parish Priest

Simon Bell Simon is the incumbent of St Margaret of Scotland in Barrie, Ontario. While he was born in England, he grew up in South Africa. His background is primarily in youth ministry, theological education, Social Anthropology and consultancy work. He has served the church on three continents - Africa, Europe and North America - and has served in a number of parishes as a youth and children's minister and is the author of a book on youth ministry in a multi-cultural context titled Happy in my Skin. He has served as the Advisor on multiculturalism to the Archbishops' Council of the Church of England and as a Congregational Development Consultant to the Diocese of Toronto. He has a passion for the out-doors and keeping critters. He enjoys canoeing, hiking, horse-riding and road trips and farms sheep in Tiny Ontario.

“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding." Jeremiah 3:15