Diocese of Athabasca
|Diocese of Athabasca|
|Ecclesiastical province||Rupert's Land|
|Archdeaconries||Athabasca, Peace River (Deaneries)|
|Cathedral||St. James' Cathedral, Peace River|
|Bishop||The Rt. Rev. Fraser Lawton|
The Anglican Diocese of Athabasca is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land of the Anglican Church of Canada, in the northern half of the civil province of Alberta. It was created in 1874 by the division of the original Diocese of Rupert's Land. The Synod of the Diocese of Athabasca was organized in 1876. The see city is Peace River. The Diocese has had at least two other See Cities: Fort Simpson and Fort Vermilion. The Bishop resided for a considerable period at Athabasca Landing, but it is not certain if it was ever his "seat". Other cities in the diocese are Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray.
The diocesan bishop is the Rt. Rev. Fraser Lawton, formerly rector of St Thomas’ Anglican church in Fort McMurray, Alberta, who was elected 11th Bishop of Athabasca by the Diocesan Synod on 19 September 2009 and consecrated and installed on November 22 2009 in St James’ Cathedral, Peace River.
|Bishop of Athabasca||Honorific & Name||Dates|
|3rd||George Holmes||1908 (Acting); 1909-1912|
|10th||John Clarke||January 5, 1992–April 30, 2009|
|11th||Fraser Lawton||November 22, 2009|