Kervin, William
William Kervin

ThD (Victoria) | 416-585-4546


William (“Bill”) Kervin teaches worship and liturgy in both the Basic (Masters) and Graduate (doctoral) degree programs and serves Director of Chapel for the worship life of the college.

Bill was ordained to the ministry of Word, Sacrament and Pastoral Care by the Maritime Conference of The United Church of Canada in 1984 and has served congregations in New Brunswick, Alberta, Papua New Guinea, Nova Scotia and Toronto. He has been active in the production of the United Church’s worship resources, Voices United, Celebrate God’s Presence and More Voices, as a liturgical consultant, committee member, writer and composer. A frequent guest preacher and workshop leader, he also regularly serves as a liturgical and architectural consultant to congregations.


  • Liturgical history
  • United Church worship
  • Eucharistic theology and practice
  • Christian initiation
  • Liturgical theology, worship and the arts
  • Church architecture
  • Liturgical inculturation
  • Congregational song
  • Ritual studies

Recent Publications

Appointment Status College TST Teaching Category
Basic Degree
Emmanuel College Regular Tenure Stream

Current Courses

Course Code Course Name Semester
EMP5121HF Liturgy as Ritual First Semester
EMP1101HS Worship I: Foundations of Christian Public Worship Second Semester