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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