John Gardner is retired, an honorary Assistant at Saint Paul's cathedral. He was ordained for the Diocese of Toronto in 1964. He was trained at Carleton University (BA History), The Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield, England, (GOE),  Trinity College Toronto (St.B.), and Woodsworth College Toronto (Cert Criminology). He has served parishes in the Diocese of Toronto, St Barnabas Chester, St James Humber Bay, and St Marks Port Hope; the diocese of Barbados St Michael’s Cathedral; the diocese of Edmonton (Saint Peters) , and the diocese of Qu’Appelle (St Michael, Regina, St Aiden’s Moose Jaw).