Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

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Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
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Information
Rite Anglican
Cathedral All Saints' Cathedral, Halifax and St. Peter's Cathedral, Charlottetown
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt Revd Ron Cutler
Website
nspeidiocese.ca

The Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada of the Anglican Church of Canada. It encompasses the provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and has two cathedrals: All Saints' in Halifax and St. Peter's in Charlottetown. The synod offices are in Halifax.

History[edit]

The Diocese was created on 11 August 1787 by Letters Patent of George III which "erected the Province of Nova Scotia into a bishop's see" and these also named Charles Inglis as first bishop of the see.[1] The diocese was the first Church of England see created outside of England and Wales (i.e. the first colonial diocese). At this point, the see covered present-day New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.[2]

Churches in the diocese that are designated heritage sites include:

Bishops[edit]

Nova Scotia[edit]

  • Charles Inglis DD – consecrated August 12, 1787 and died February 24, 1816.
  • Robert Stanser DD – consecrated May 16, 1816 and died December 23, 1828
  • John Inglis DD – consecrated March 26, 1825 and died October 27, 1850.
  • Hibbert Binney DD – consecrated March 26, 1851 and died April 30, 1887.
  • Frederick Courtney DD DCL – consecrated April 26, 1888 and died, December 29, 1918.
  • Clarendon Worrell MA DD DCL – consecrated October 18, 1904, became Metropolitan of Canada in 1915 and Primate of all Canada in 1931 and died August 10, 1934.
  • John Hackenley BA DD – consecrated January 6, 1925, became Metropolitan of Canada in 1939 and died November 16, 1943.
  • Frederick Kingston MA PhD DD – consecrated Bishop of Algoma April 25, 1940, translated to Nova Scotia in 1944, became Primate of All Canada and Archbishop of Nova Scotia in 1947 and died November 20, 1950.
  • Robert Waterman BA DD DCL – consecrated January 27, 1948, installed as coadjutor January 27, 1948, succeeded as diocesan, November 20, 1950 and enthroned January 26, 1951, retired June 20, 1963 and died, December 16, 1984.
  • William Davis BA BD DD – consecrated February 26, 1958, installed as coadjutor February 26, 1958 and succeeded as diocesan July 1, 1963, became metropolitan of the province June 8, 1972, retired August 31, 1975 and died, May 28, 1987.
  • George Arnold MA BD DD – consecrated September 21, 1967 and installed as suffragan September 21, 1967, elected coadjutor May 29, 1975 and succeeded as diocesan September 1, 1975, retired January 1, 1980 and died January 31, 1998.
  • Leonard Hatfield MA DD – consecrated October 17, 1976 and installed as suffragan October 17, 1976, elected coadjutor September 27, 1979 and succeeded as diocesan January 1, 1980, retired September 30, 1984 and died September 14, 2001.
  • Arthur Peters BA BST BD DD – consecrated February 2, 1982 and installed coadjutor February 2, 1982, installed as diocesan November 29, 1984, elected metropolitan of the province October 19, 1997 and title changed from "Archbishop of Nova Scotia" to "Archbishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island" in 1999.
    • Russ Hatton – elected and consecrated suffragan in 1986, resigned in 1990 and became Bishop to the Armed Forces.

Nova Scotia & PEI[edit]

  • Arthur Peters BA BST BD DD – retired February 28, 2002
  • Fred Hiltz BSc MDiv DD was elected suffragan on October 6, 1994 and consecrated on January 18, 1995. His title changed to include Prince Edward Island in 1999 and he was elected coadjutor on November 9, 2001. He succeeded as diocesan on March 1, 2002 and resigned as diocesan bishop effective September 20, 2007 to become Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
  • Sue Moxley graduated from the University of Western Ontario (BA MA) and the University of Michigan (MA PhD) Atlantic School of Theology (MDiv). She was ordained deacon June 29, 1984 and priest March 25, 1985. She was elected suffragan November 2003 and consecrated on March 25, 2004. She was elected diocesan October 20, 2007 and installed on November 23, 2007.[1]
    • Ron Cutler graduated from McGill University with a BTh. He was elected suffragan on May 23, 2008 and consecrated on June 29, 2008.[2]

Parishes[edit]

PARISHES IN THE DIOCESE OF NOVA SCOTIA AND PEI THAT HAVE WEBPAGES:

  • Dartmouth, Emmanuel
  • Dartmouth, Holy Spirit


References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 12910. p. 373. 7 August 1787. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  2. ^ Diocesan site – History (accessed 31 December 2012)
  3. ^ "The Parish of Seaforth on the Web". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°11′N 63°34′W / 45.18°N 63.56°W / 45.18; -63.56