Resignation of Archbishop Mark MacDonald

Resignation of Archbishop Mark MacDonald

 Warning: The following communication discusses sexual misconduct  

Dear King’s Community,

The University of King’s College has just learned about the resignation of Archbishop Mark MacDonald, who has “resigned as National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop and has relinquished the exercise of ministry due to acknowledged sexual misconduct, effective April 20, 2022.”

The Anglican Church of Canada’s full notice and letter from The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls, Archbishop & Primate can be read here.

In his role as National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop, Mark MacDonald was a visitor to King’s and our Chapel. His most recent involvement with King’s was to virtually deliver the Robert Crouse Memorial Lecture in January 2022. This event was featured in the current issue of Tidings magazine.

We are heartbroken for the victim of this situation. We join the Anglican Church in sending our concern and our prayers to the victim and to the community of people, including our students and recent alumni, who know Mark MacDonald and who will be deeply impacted by this news.

We encourage those in our community who feel they need support to contact King’s Sexual Health and Safety Officer Jordan Roberts and/or make use of other supports that can be found on our website.

The University of King’s College continues to be committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for everyone, one that is free of discrimination, harassment and all forms of violence.



William Lahey
President, Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Law

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