Adam de Pencier

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The Most Reverend Dr Adam Urias de Pencier OBE [1] (1866-1949) was the third Bishop of New Westminster and second Archbishop and Metropolitan of British Columbia.[2] Born in 1866, he was the great-great grandson of Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel through his ancestor Christian Theodor von Pincier.[3]

Educated at Trinity College in Toronto and ordained in 1890, de Pencier held incumbencies at St Matthew's, Brandon and St Paul's, Vancouver.[4] He was appointed Bishop, and later Archbishop of the Diocese of New Westminster in 1910 for British Columbia.[5] Prior to retiring in 1940, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of British Columbia and the Order of the British Empire by King George V.[6][7]

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Dart
Bishop of New Westminster
1910– 1940
Succeeded by
Sir Francis Heathcote, 9th Baronet
Preceded by
Frederick Herbert Du Vernet
Metropolitan of British Columbia
1925 – 1940
Succeeded by
Walter Robert Adams


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Metropolitans of British Columbia
  3. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ Diocese of New Westminster: archbishops and bishops
  6. ^ Archbishop A. U. De Pencier Former Metropolitan Of British Columbia The Times Friday, Jun 03, 1949; pg. 7; Issue 51398; col E
  7. ^ Order Of The British Empire. Birthday Honours., List Of Officers. The Times Monday, Jun 10, 1918; pg. 2; Issue 41812; col A