Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishop John Timothy Frame: 1930-2017

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Bishop John Timothy Frame: 1930-2017

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Bishop John Timothy Frame, eighth bishop of the diocese of Yukon, one-time acting metropolitan (senior bishop) of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon and the Anglican Church of Canada's most senior bishop by years of consecration, died of a stroke August 4. He was 86.

In a funeral sermon, his son-in-law Archbishop John Privett, diocesan bishop of Kootenay and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon, remembered him as a man of strong views and rigorous theology.

Frame, who had a reputation for conservatism, opposed the ordination of women to the priesthood. He was, however, committed to remaining a part of the Canadian Anglican church regardless of what future changes came.

"John was always deeply loyal to his own convictions and to his church," said Privett.

Archbishop (ret.) Caleb Lawrence, former diocesan bishop of Moosonee and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario, described Frame as "a faithful priest and committed Christian." He was "a controversial, but an important figure" in the life of the Canadian Anglican church, said Lawrence, who first met Frame in the early '70s. …

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