Bruce McLeod (clergyman)

The Very Reverend Dr.
N. Bruce McLeod
25th Moderator of the United Church of Canada
Church United Church of Canada
In office 1972 - 1974
Predecessor Arthur B. B. Moore
Successor Wilbur K. Howard
Personal details
Born 1930 (age 8586)
Toronto, Ontario
Alma mater University of Toronto
Union Theological Seminary

The Very Reverend Dr. N. Bruce McLeod (born 1930) is a former Moderator of the United Church of Canada (1972–1974).[1] He has a doctorate in preaching from Union Theological Seminary in New York.[2]

Once the minister of Bloor Street United Church in downtown Toronto and a frequent columnist in the United Church Observer, as Moderator McLeod practised extensive outreach via television and by ministry in shopping malls and elsewhere in the world beyond traditional congregational worship.[1] He envisioned a United Church of Canada that would become more open and welcoming to new ideas than had previously been the case, and one in which regional sensibilities as to then-current issues such as abortion would be given credibility.[1] During his term, McLeod also succeeded in encouraging more friendly relations between Jews and the United Church of Canada.[3]

In the 1981 provincial election, McLeod was the Ontario Liberal Party's candidate in the Toronto riding of St. George finishing second behind Susan Fish.


  1. 1 2 3 Bonisteel, Roy (1973-04-16). "Bruce McLeod". Man Alive. CBC. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  2. Macleod, Donald (April 1987). "Review: A Lover's Quarrel with the World (R. Maurice Boyd); City Sermons: Preaching from a Downtown Church (Bruce McLeod)". Theology Today. Princeton Theological Seminary. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  3. Genizi, Haim (2002). The Holocaust, Israel, and Canadian Protestant churches. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. p. 160. doi:10.1353/ajh.2004.0015. ISBN 978-0-7735-2401-9.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Arthur B. B. Moore
Moderator of the United Church of Canada
Succeeded by
Wilbur K. Howard
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