Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario
The Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario is one of the Anglican Church of Canada's four ecclesiastical provinces. It was established in 1912 out of six dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada located in the civil Province of Ontario, and the Diocese of Moosonee from the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land.
The seven dioceses are:
- Algoma (Ontario),
- Huron (Ontario),
- Moosonee (Ontario and part of northern Quebec on the coast of James Bay),
- Niagara (Ontario),
- Ontario (Ontario),
- Ottawa (Ontario and a south western portion of Quebec), and
- Toronto (Ontario).
Provinces of the Anglican Church of Canada are headed by a Metropolitan, elected from among the province's diocesan bishops. This bishop then becomes Archbishop of his or her diocese and Metropolitan of the Province. The current Metropolitan of the Province of Ontario is the Most Rev. Colin Johnson, Archbishop of Toronto, who succeeded Archbishop Caleb Lawrence of Moosonee in 2009.
The Metropolitan presides at the triennial meeting of the Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario. The next Synod will take place in 2012. In addition, the Metropolitan presides at electoral synods and the consecration of bishops in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario.
Metropolitan of Ontario
Name Diocese Dates 1st The Most Rev. Charles Hamilton Archbishop of Ottawa 1912-1914 2nd The Most Rev. George Thorneloe Archbishop of Algoma 1915-1926 3rd The Most Rev. David Williams Archbishop of Huron 1926-1931 4th The Most Rev. James Fielding Sweeny Archbishop of Toronto 1932-1932 5th The Most Rev. Charles Roper Archbishop of Ottawa 1933-1939 6th The Most Rev. John George Anderson Archbishop of Moosonee 1940-1943 7th The Most Rev. Charles Allen Seager Archbishop of Huron 1944-1948 8th The Most Rev. John Lyons Archbishop of Ontario 1949-1952 9th The Most Rev. Robert John Renison Archbishop of Moosonee 1952-1954 10th The Most Rev. William Lockridge Wright Archbishop of Algoma 1955-1974 11th The Most Rev. James Augustus Watton Archbishop of Moosonee 1974-1979 12th The Most Rev. Lewis Garnsworthy Archbishop of Toronto 1979-1985 13th The Most Rev. John Charles Bothwell Archbishop of Niagara 1985-1991 14th The Most Rev. Edwin Keith Lackey Archbishop of Ottawa 1991-1993 15th The Most Rev. Percy Richard O'Driscoll Archbishop of Huron 1993-2000 16th The Most Rev. Terence Edward Finlay Archbishop of Toronto 2000-2004 17th The Most Rev. Caleb James Lawrence Archbishop of Moosonee 2004-2009 18th The Most Rev. Colin Robert Johnson Archbishop of Toronto 2009
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- List of dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada
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Algoma · Arctic · Athabasca · Brandon · British Columbia · Caledonia · Calgary · Cariboo · Central Newfoundland · Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador · Edmonton · Fredericton · Huron · Keewatin · Kootenay · Montreal · Moosonee · New Westminster · Niagara · Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island · Ontario · Ottawa · Qu'Appelle · Quebec · Rupert's Land · Saskatchewan · Saskatoon · Toronto · Western Newfoundland · Yukon
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