Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, ON M5S 1H7, (416) 946-3432,

October 2006

Position: Bishops Frederick and Heber Wilkinson Professor of Church History, Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology

Courses most frequently taught: Church to A.D. 843; Anglicanism; Canadian Anglican history; Reformation / early modern Christianity; historiography

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Chapters and articles

Church reviews in Anglican and Episcopal History

Various book reviews for Anglican and Episcopal History, Anglican Theological Review, Church History, Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society, Studies in Religion, University of Toronto Quarterly, and others

Various popular and semi-popular articles for Practice of Ministry in Canada, Insight (Wycliffe College), Incourage (Barnabas Ministries), In Trust (Association of Theological Schools), Literary Review of Canada

Monthly columnist, Niagara Anglican

•High school diploma, Piedmont High School, Piedmont, California, June 1963 (National Merit finalist)
•B.A. Pomona College, Claremont, California, June 1967 (concentration: philosophy-classics)
•Ph.D. candidate in philosophy, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1967-1968
•B.D., McGill University, Montreal, 1971 (first class honours in historical theology; University Scholar 1969-1971). Thesis: Secularism in Europe 1789-1815
•Ph.D., McGill University, Montreal, 1975 (Canada Council Doctoral Fellow, 1971-1975). Thesis: The Vicegerency in Spirituals in England, 1535-1540

Professorial appointments
Wycliffe College, Toronto: assistant professor of Church history 1975-1979; associate professor of Church history 1979-1989; Bishops Heber and Frederick Wilkinson Professor of Church history, 1989- . (Cross-appointed to the Toronto School of Theology since 1975; accredited to T.S.T. advanced degree faculty since 1979)

Other teaching appointments

Denomination: Anglican Church of Canada
• Ordained deacon (by Archbishop Lewis Garnsworthy) May 15, 1988
• Ordained priest (by Bishop Arthur Brown) May 13, 1989
• Honourary assistant priest, St. Simon's Anglican Church, Oakville, Ontario, since January 2005
• Instituted canon of Christ's Church Cathedral, diocese of Niagara, Hamilton, Ontario, December 2005

Scholarly and professional organizations (last eight years)

 Doctoral thesis supervision

Academic administration (select)

 Toronto School of Theology:  

 Wycliffe College:

Sermons, lectures, courses

Anglican churches. Diocese of Toronto: St. Andrew, West Guilford; St. Augustine of Canterbury, Toronto; St. Bride, Clarkson; Christ Church, Batteau; Christ Church, Woodbridge; St. Gabriel, Richmond Hill; St. George, Willowdale; St. George, Haliburton; St. George-on-the-Hill, Toronto; St. George the Martyr, Toronto; Good Shepherd, Stayner, with Prince of Peace, Wasaga Beach; Grace Church, Markham; Grace Church-on-the-Hill, Toronto; Holy Trinity (Guildwood), Scarborough; Holy Trinity, Ajax; Holy Trinity, Thornhill; St. James' Cathedral; St. James, Sharon with Christ Church, Holland Landing; St. James, Humber Bay; St. John, York Mills; St. John the Baptist (Norway), Toronto; Little Trinity, Toronto; St. Luke, Coxwell, Toronto; St. Margaret (Burnaby), Toronto; St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Toronto; St. Mary, Richmond Hill; St. Mary Magdalene, Schomberg; St. Matthew (Oriole), Toronto; Church of the Messiah, Toronto; St. Paul (Bloor Street), Toronto; St. Philip the Apostle (Caribou), Toronto; St. Stephen, Downsview; St. Thomas, Brooklin; St. Thomas, Shanty Bay; St. Thomas, Huron Street, Toronto; Trinity, Barrie; regional deanery of Toronto; regional deanery of Victoria and Haliburton; diocese of Ontario: St. John, Bath, with St. Alban, Amherst Island; St. George Cathedral, Kingston; St. Mark, Desoronto, with Holy Trinity, Shannonville; St. Mary Magdalene, Napanee;  diocese of Niagara: St. Alban, Grand Valley; Church of the Ascension, Hamilton;  St. Luke, Burlington;  Church of the Centre, Carlisle; parishes of Dunville and Dunn; Christ's Church Cathedral, Hamilton; St. John the Evangelist, Elora; St. John the Evangelist, Hamilton; St. Luke, Burlington; St. Matthew’s (Aldershot), Burlington; St. Mark, Orangeville; St. Paul, Shelburne; St. Simon, Oakville;  diocese of New Westminster: St. Anselm, Vancouver; Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver; diocese of Huron, regional deanery of Wellington;   diocese of British Columbia: St. Matthew (Oak Bay), Victoria; diocese of Fredericton: Christ Church Parish Church, Fredericton; St. George, Moncton; parish of Salisbury and Havelock; diocese of Nova Scotia: Halifax clergy group; Trinity Church, Halifax. College settings. King's College, Halifax; Wycliffe College, Trinity and Wycliffe Colleges governing boards; Wycliffe Alumni Association; Wycliffe College Council; Wycliffe fellowship dinner; Wycliffe Lay School of Theology (Toronto; Oshawa; Peterborough); Wycliffe student orientation; Wycliffe Parish Day; Wycliffe Theological Society Montreal Diocesan Theological College, Pine Hill Divinity Hall (Halifax), Trinity College (Toronto), Friends of the Library (Trinity College), Vancouver School of Theology. Other denominations. Christ Church United Church, Mississauga; Fairview Baptist, Vancouver; Maple Grove United, Oakville, Ontario; St. Matthew's United, Richmond Hill, Ontario; St. Stephen's-on-the-Hill, Mississauga; University Hill United, Vancouver;   other: Anglican / Roman Catholic Dialogue for Canada; Church House, Toronto; Community of Concern (United Church of Canada), Hamilton, Ontario; Erindale College (University of Toronto) Senior Alumni; Evangelical Fellowship of Canada; St. Mildred's–Lightbourn School, Oakville;  Prayer Book Society, Grand River Valley; Prayer Book Society, Ottawa; Prayer Book Society, Toronto

Papers and presentations, learned societies

Citizenship: Canada and U.S.A.
Family: Married to the Reverend Morar M. Murray-Hayes (since 1971)
Two children: Jessica Shelton, Alexandra Hayes