Bruce McLeod

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For the New Zealand politician, see Bruce McLeod (New Zealand).

The Very Reverend N. Bruce McLeod (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. ^ a b c 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