Diocese of Edmonton
|Diocese of Edmonton|
|Ecclesiastical province||Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land|
|Archdeaconries||Edmonton, McLeod River, Strathcona, Vermilion River|
|Cathedral||All Saints' Cathedral, Edmonton|
|Bishop||Right Rev. Dr. Jane Alexander|
The Diocese of Edmonton is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land of the Anglican Church of Canada. The diocese comprises almost 78,000 square kilometres of the civil Province of Alberta, consisting of a band across the central part of the province, extending to the borders of the adjacent provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east. Its See city is Edmonton, and its roughly 77,000 Anglicans (of whom about 10,000 are active) are served by 54 parishes and 57 congregations.
The diocese was established in 1913 when it was divided from the Diocese of Calgary (which in turn had been divided from the Diocese of Saskatchewan in 1888). The following year, the diocese was incorporated by the Alberta legislature.
Edmonton is the major city within the diocese. Other communities are a mix of small, rural centres and suburban bedroom communities of the capital.
Bishops of Edmonton
- However, there is currently no ongoing relationship with either the Company of the Cross or Saint John's School. Company of the Cross (1971). "St. John's/Company of the Cross Annual Report". "In legal fact the company is two companies, each operated under the auspices of an Anglican bishop, one in Manitoba under the bishop of Rupert’s Land, the other in Alberta under the bishop of Edmonton. Since the bishops renew the members in the company’s service annually, they could presumably dissolve the company by refusing to admit new members.... Each time the one of the company’s activities raises public question or controversy ... the bishops find themselves assailed with the same questions: Are these people part of the church, or are they not, and if they are what controls does the church have over them?"