Diocese of Huron

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Diocese of Huron
Location
Ecclesiastical province Ontario
Information
Rite Anglican
Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral, London
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Robert Bennett
Suffragans The Rt. Rev. Terrance Dance
Website
diohuron.org

The Diocese of Huron is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario of the Anglican Church of Canada. The diocese comprises just over 31,000 square kilometres of the extreme south-western portion of the civil province of Ontario, sandwiched between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Its See city is London, and its parish rolls of 50,000 are served by 181 congregations.

The territory covered by the diocese was under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Quebec until 1839, and was included in the Diocese of Toronto from 1839 until 1857. Its first bishop, Benjamin Cronyn, was the first to be elected by a diocesan synod in Canada.

Apart from London, other major communities included within the diocese are Brantford, Cambridge, Chatham, Kitchener, Sarnia, Stratford, Waterloo, and Windsor. Apart from its many parishes, the diocese maintains chaplaincies at Canterbury College in Windsor, Renison University College in Waterloo and Huron University College in London, which has an affiliated seminary. A parish in Brantford, Ontario also supports chaplaincy ministry at the local campus of Wilfrid Laurier University.

As of 2 July 2009 the Diocesan Bishop is the Right Rev. Robert Bennett, who was the former suffragan bishop for the diocese. He is supported by The Right Reverend Terry Dance, who was elected as the new suffragan bishop on 28 March 2009 and consecrated in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, Ontario, on 6 June 2009. The dean of St. Paul's Cathedral is the Very Reverend Kevin Dixon. Dean Dixon is formerly of St. Mary's, Kerrisdale in Vancouver.

Bishops of Huron[edit]

Bishop of Huron Name Dates Notes
1st Benjamin Cronyn 1857–1871
2nd Isaac Hellmuth 1871–1883
3rd Maurice Scollard Baldwin 1883-1904
4th David Williams 1905-1931 Metrpolitan of Ontario, 1926–1931
5th Charles Seager 1932-1948 Metropolitan of Ontario, 1944–1948
6th George Luxton 1948-1970
7th Carmen John Queen 1970-1974
8th David Ragg 1974–1984
9th Derwyn Jones 1984-1990
10th Percy O'Driscoll 1990–2000 Metropolitan of Ontario, 1993–2000
11th Bruce Howe 2000–2008
12th Bob Bennett 2008–present

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Coordinates: 42°37′05″N 81°54′50″W / 42.618°N 81.914°W / 42.618; -81.914