Diocese of British Columbia

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Diocese of British Columbia
Christ Church Cathedral (Victoria) - pano - hdr.jpg
Ecclesiastical province British Columbia and the Yukon
Parishes 55
Members 13,000
Rite Anglican
Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral (Victoria, British Columbia)
Current leadership
Bishop sede vacante

The Diocese of British Columbia is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and the Yukon of the Anglican Church of Canada.

Despite the name, the diocese actually comprises only the 32,630 square kilometres of Vancouver Island and the adjacent Gulf Islands in the civil Province of British Columbia. Its See city is Victoria, and it presently maintains fifty-five parishes serving nearly 13,000 Anglicans.

The diocese was established in 1859, and is the oldest in the Ecclesiastical Province, once extending over the entire civil province of British Columbia, hence the origin of its name. Its first bishop was George Hills. Notable parishes include Christ Church Cathedral and the Church of St. John the Divine, both in Victoria. The See is currently vacant, but the diocesan administrator is the Most Reverend Caleb Lawreance. The bishop is Logan McMenamie.

Further reading[edit]

  • Anglican Church of Canada, Anglican Church Directory, 2007. Anglican Book Centre, 2006.

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