Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishops Eligible for Nomination as Primate

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishops Eligible for Nomination as Primate

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Bishop of Kootenay, Archbishop

of British Columbia and Yukon


Bishop of Caledonia

He spent 24 years as a non-stipendiary (non-salaried) priest in special ministry in the diocese of Caledonia before becoming its ninth bishop in 2002.

He received his bachelor's degree in religious studies/philosophy at the University of Windsor in 1972. In 1975, he received a master's degree in theology at McGill University and a diploma in ministry at Montreal Diocesan Theological College.

He was ordained a priest in the diocese of Cariboo in 1975. As a young priest, he assisted the rector of St. Paul's Cathedral in Kamloops, B.C., in delivering pastoral and liturgical services to the parish from 1975 to 1977. From 1977 to 1997 he worked in various capacities with the government of British Columbia's Ministry of Social Services. He is married to Margaret.


Bishop of Yukon

He was a church army captain for 11 years before his ordination as a priest in 1973. He served as a priest at Fort Simpson and later, as dean and canon at Inuvik, both in the Northwest Territories.

From 1982 to 1988 he served as priest and archdeacon at Fort Nelson, B.C., and as rector and canon for Yellowknife from 1988 to 1995. He was elected bishop in 1995. He graduated from Church Army College and Wycliffe College, and took up ordination studies from 1966 to 1973.

He and his wife, Blanche, have four children.


Bishop of British Columbia

He was installed in January of this year. He was ordained a priest in the diocese of Qu'Appelle in 1977. He received his master of divinity at Nashotah House, an Episcopal church seminary in Wisconsin, in 1977. He received his bachelor's degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1975, and acquired a clinical pastoral education at St. Stephen's College, University of Alberta at Edmonton, in 1976.

He became the executive officer for the diocese of British Columbia in 1997. From 1982 until 1987 he was rural dean of Wascana, Regina. He served as co-chair of the joint Anglican-Lutheran working group that brought about full communion between the Anglican and Lutheran churches in Canada. From 2001 to 2003 he was a member of a task force which supported the negotiations concerning the residential school agreement between the national church and the federal government and the schools settlement fund.

He and his wife, Annette, have two children.


Bishop of New Westminster

The author of two books, Rites For A New Age, an introduction to the Book of Alternative Services, and Mansions Of The Spirit, an introduction to inter-faith dialogue, he became bishop of the diocese in 1994. He was previously dean of Westminster and rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver.

He was ordained a priest in Ottawa in 1974. He received a bachelor's degree in theology and a master's degree in politics and philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland while at the same time training for the Scottish Episcopal church. He took post-graduate studies on contemporary American theology at Harvard University.

He served in parishes in Ottawa, Burnaby and West Vancouver. He was the principal secretary to the former primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, from 1989 to 1992.

He and his wife, Gwen, have two daughters.


Suffragan to the metropolitan of

British Columbia and the Yukon

He was elected last January to the position of bishop suffragan to the metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and the Yukon and is responsible for the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (the group of parishes which once comprised the diocese of Cariboo). …

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