"For we are God's servants, working together; you are God's field, God's building."
1Corinthians 3:9




The Diocese of Antigonish serves seven counties in northeastern Nova Scotia.
Our offices and operations are in two locations:

  • Our Chancery Office in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Our Pastoral Centre in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia

Chancery Office
168 Hawthorne St.,
PO Box 1330
Antigonish, NS  B2G 2L7
ph (902) 863-3335
fax (902) 863-0037


Our Chancery Office includes the offices of:

  • Bishop Brian Dunn
  • Rev. Sydney Mifflen, Chancellor
  • Jennifer Wadden, Executive Assistant to the Bishop and Vice Chancellor
  • Jennifer Hatt, Communications Officer (part-time)
  • Our Archives , including historical documents, letters, photos, and records from parishes no longer in operation.

Diocesan Pastoral Centre
200 Churchill Dr., Suite 103,
Membertou, NS
PO Box 100, Sydney, NS  B1P 6G9
ph (902) 539-6188
toll-free 1-800-656-5311
fax (902) 539-7195


Office of the Vicar General
Rev. Paul Abbass
ph (902) 794-2741


Administrative Staff:

Cathy Farrow, Managing Director and Financial Administrator
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 230

Imelda Terry, Business Office
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 229

Mae Rowe,
Administration/Accounts/Coordinator of Mass for Shut-Ins
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 222





Our Pastoral Centre includes the Administrative and Pastoral Offices for our diocese.

Administrative offices include:

  • Accounts
  • Business Office
  • Finance Office

Pastoral Offices include:



New Location!

Our Pastoral Centre has moved to 200 Churchill Dr., Suite 103, Membertou, NS. 
Come and visit us!


Pastoral staff:

Debbie Aker 
catechetical consultant/formation coordinator for pastoral zones
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 226

Linda LeBlanc and Irene MacNeil 
Emmaus Centre Bookstore/Resource Room
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 224

Elizabeth Wilson, Matrimonial Tribunal
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 231

Margie Gillis, Liturgy Office
ph (902) 539-6188//1-800-656-5311 ext 237

Fr. Bedford Doucette, Permanent Diaconate
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311

Fr. Paul McGillivray, Social Justice
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext234

Nolan Conrad, Director of Youth Ministry
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 241