Born in Manitoba, Father Mutch studied at the University of Manitoba, at McGill and at Columbia. He was curate at the Church of the Ascension in Montreal, then at St. George’s in St. Catharines, Ont. From 1955 to 1970 he served the Church in Japan as Director of the Nagoya Student Centre and assistant priest at St. Matthew’s Cathedral. From 1970 to 1980 he was rector of St. Theodore of Canterbury in Toronto and from 1980 to 1990 of St. Philip’s in Etobicoke.
Fr. Mutch also served at various times on the Board of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, as a member of the World Mission sub-committee, as chair of the Outreach Committee of the Diocese of Toronto, and as regional Dean (Etobicoke). He is still active at the national and provincial level in Canadian Pensioners Concerned of which he is a former President. He is also treasurer of Veterans against Nuclear Arms, and shares with his wife Eva Kushner a life-long attachment to the Student Christian Movement.
Scottish country dancing is Fr. Mutch’s sport of choice and his love of music draws him to many concerts and enlivens his surroundings with the sound of piano, cello and recorders, solo or with accomplices.
Fr. Bruce Mutch passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013. He will be greatly missed by all at St. Thomas's.
Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine.