Humphrys Chaplaincy

Constance Larkin Knight Humphrys

In 1995, the Rev. Margaret (Humphrys) Fleck and Prof. James Fleck established a fund of $1,000,000 to endow the salary of the Trinity College chaplain. The position of chaplain was renamed "Humphrys Chaplain" in memory of Margaret's mother, and the additional responsibility of Anglican chaplain to the St. George Campus of the University of Toronto was added to the Trinity College chaplain's job description.

Constance Larkin Knight Humphrys (1895-1975) was widowed at a young age, and worked in London, Ontario, as a milliner to support her children. Despite privation, she lived her Christian life with a sparkling and irresistible joy. She believed in doing everything possible to ensure that young people be given opportunities to better themselves, and because of her faith in God won the reputation of being an eternal optimist. She was not "preachy," simply living out her trust in God through conventional, healthy, and cheerful action.

The first Humphrys Chaplain was the Rev'd Dr. Robert Merrill Black, followed by the Rev'd John Beach, Humphrys Chaplain from July 2001-January 2006. The Rev'd Dr. Dana Fisher, third Humphrys Chaplain, served from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2008. The current Humphrys Chaplain is the Rev'd Andrea Budgey.