"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:

  • Most Rev. Brian Dunn, Apostolilc Administrator of the Diocese of Antigonish
  • Cathy Walsh, Executive Assistant to Bishop Dunn 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  • Our Archives , including historical documents, letters, photos, and records from parishes no longer in operation.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



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

Sandra O’Connell, Business Office
Phone 902-539-6188 ext 228

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:



Our Pastoral Centre address is 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

Irene MacNei and Nick Vince 
Emmaus Centre Bookstore/Resource Room
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext 224

Patricia Fricker-Bates, 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 McGillvray, Social Justice
ph (902) 539-6188/1-800-656-5311 ext234

Cathy Walsh, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
ph (902) 863-3335 or toll free
1-800-656-5311 ext 241