List of dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada


List of dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada

The Anglican Church of Canada, an independent province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, contains twenty nine dioceses and one non-diocesan administrative region, organised into four ecclesiastical provinces (not to be confused, though they often are, with the ACC itself as a "province" of the Anglican Communion, particularly as one of the ACC's four provinces is itself the ecclesiastical province of "Canada," covering eastern Quebec, the Maritime Provinces and Newfoundland.)

All but five dioceses are contiguous with a single civil province or territory. The exceptions are the Arctic, Keewatin, Moosonee, Ottawa, and Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Each diocese has a bishop, four of whom are archbishops serving as metropolitans of their ecclesiastical province. Dioceses are self-governing entities, incorporated under the Corporations Act of the civil province or territory in which they are active. Dioceses generally meet annually, and have responsibility for all aspects of Church life, except that which concerns doctrine, discipline, or worship. These matters are the purview of the General Synod of the national Church, which meets triennially, and at other times delegates its powers to an elected body of clergy and laity, called the Council of General Synod and to the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Diocese Province Territory Cathedral See City Bishop(s) Founded
Algoma
(Bishop of Algoma)
Ontario Ontario St. Luke's Cathedral Sault Ste. Marie The Right Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews 1873
Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior
(Suffragan Bishop to the Metropolitan)1
British Columbia and the Yukon British Columbia St. Paul's Cathedral Kamloops Suffragan to the Metropolitan: The Right Rev. Barbara Andrews 2002 (following the demise of the Anglican Diocese of Cariboo, 1914–2001)
Arctic
(Bishop of the Arctic)
Rupert's Land Northwest Territories and Nunavut St. Jude's Cathedral Iqaluit, NU Diocesan: The Right Rev. Andrew Atagotaaluk

Suffragan: The Right Rev. Benjamin T. Arreak

1933
Athabasca
(Bishop of Athabasca)
Rupert's Land Alberta St. James' Cathedral Peace River The Right Rev. Fraser Lawton 1876
Brandon
(Bishop of Brandon)
Rupert's Land Manitoba St. Matthew's Cathedral Brandon The Right Rev. James Njegovan 1913
British Columbia
(Bishop of British Columbia)
British Columbia and the Yukon British Columbia Christ Church Cathedral Victoria The Right Rev. James A.J. Cowan 1875
Caledonia
(Bishop of Caledonia)
British Columbia and the Yukon British Columbia St. Andrew's Cathedral Prince Rupert The Right Rev. William John Anderson 1879
Calgary
(Bishop of Calgary)
Rupert's Land Alberta Cathedral Church of the Redeemer Calgary The Right Rev. Derek B. E. Hoskin 1888
Central Newfoundland
(Bishop of Central Newfoundland)
Canada Newfoundland and Labrador St. Martin's Cathedral Gander The Right Rev. David Torraville 1976
Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador
(Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador)
Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Cathedral Church of St. John the Baptist St. John's The Right Rev. Cyrus Pitman 1976 (succeeding old Diocese of Newfoundland, founded 1839)
Edmonton
(Bishop of Edmonton)
Rupert's Land Alberta All Saints' Cathedral Edmonton The Right Rev. Dr. Jane Alexander 1913
Fredericton
(Bishop of Fredericton)
Canada New Brunswick Christ Church Cathedral Fredericton The Most Rev. Dr. Claude Miller 1845
Huron
(Bishop of Huron)
Ontario Ontario St. Paul's Cathedral London Diocesan: The Right Rev. Robert Bennett

Suffragan: The Right Rev. Terry Dance

1857
Keewatin
(Bishop of Keewatin)
Rupert's Land Ontario and Manitoba St. Alban's Cathedral Kenora, ON Diocesan: The Most Rev. David N. Ashdown

Area Bishop for Northern Ontario: The Right Rev. Lydia Mamakwa

1902
Kootenay
(Bishop of Kootenay)
British Columbia and the Yukon British Columbia St. Michael and All Angels Cathedral Kelowna The Most Rev. Dr. John Privett 1899
Montreal
(Bishop of Montreal)
Canada Quebec Christ Church Cathedral Montreal The Right Rev. Barry Clarke 1850
Moosonee
(Bishop of Moosonee)
Ontario Ontario and Quebec St. Matthew's Cathedral Timmins, ON The Right Rev. Tom Corston 1872
New Westminster
(Bishop of New Westminster)
British Columbia and the Yukon British Columbia Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver The Right Rev. Michael Ingham 1879
Niagara
Bishop of Niagara
Ontario Ontario Christ Church Cathedral Hamilton The Right Rev. Michael A. Bird 1875
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
(Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)
Canada Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island All Saints' Cathedral Halifax, NS Diocesan: The Right Rev. Dr. Susan Moxley

Suffragan: The Right Rev. Ron Cutler

1787
Ontario
(Bishop of Ontario)
Ontario Ontario St. George's Cathedral Kingston The Right Rev. George L.R. Bruce 1862
Ottawa
(Bishop of Ottawa)
Ontario Ontario and Quebec Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa The Right Rev. Dr. John Chapman 1896
Qu'Appelle
(Bishop of Qu'Appelle)
Rupert's Land Saskatchewan St. Paul's Cathedral Regina The Right Rev. Gregory Kerr-Wilson 1884
Quebec
(Bishop of Quebec)
Canada Quebec Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Quebec City The Right Rev. Dennis Drainville 1793
Rupert's Land
(Bishop of Rupert's Land)
Rupert's Land Manitoba Cathedral of St. John Winnipeg The Right Rev. Donald D. Phillips 1849
Saskatchewan
(Bishop of Saskatchewan)
Rupert's Land Saskatchewan St. Alban's Cathedral Prince Albert The Right Rev. Michael Hawkins 1874
Saskatoon
(Bishop of Saskatoon)
Rupert's Land Saskatchewan St. John's Cathedral Saskatoon The Right Rev. David Irving 1874
Toronto
(Bishop of Toronto)
Ontario Ontario St. James' Cathedral Toronto Diocesan: The Most Rev. Colin Johnson

Area Bishop: The Right Rev. Dr. Patrick Yu
Area Bishop: The Right Rev. George Elliott
Area Bishop: The Right Rev. Phillip Poole
Area Bishop: The Right Rev. Dr. Linda Nicholls

1839
Western Newfoundland
(Bishop of Western Newfoundland)
Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Corner Brook The Right Rev. Percy Coffin 1976
Yukon
(Bishop of Yukon)
British Columbia and the Yukon Yukon Territory Christ Church Cathedral Whitehorse The Right Rev. Larry Robertson 1891

1The Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior encompasses the area formerly known as the Anglican Diocese of Cariboo, which was rendered insolvent by legal claims arising from abuse that occurred in Church-administered First Nations residential schools, and ceased to operate on December 31, 2001. The parishes are currently the pastoral responsibility of the Metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province, and are overseen by a suffragan bishop to the Metropolitan.

The four metropolitans are:

  • Canada: The Most Rev. Dr. Claude W. Miller, Archbishop of Fredericton
  • Rupert's Land: The Most Rev. David Ashdown, Archbishop of Keewatin
  • Ontario: The Most Rev. Colin Johnson, Archbishop of Toronto
  • British Columbia and the Yukon: The Most Rev. Dr. John Privett, Archbishop of Kootenay

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