Andrew Hutchison

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The Most Reverend
Andrew Sandford Hutchison
Primate Emeritus of the Anglican Church of Canada
Church Anglican Church of Canada
See Extra-diocesan
In office 2004 —2007
Predecessor Michael Peers
Successor Fred Hiltz
Orders
Ordination 1970
Consecration 1990
Personal details
Born 1938
Toronto
Previous post Archbishop of Montreal & Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada
Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces
Archbishop of Montreal and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada
Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces

Andrew Sandford Hutchison (born in Toronto in 19 September 1938) is a retired Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Prior to his election at the General Synod of 2004, he was the bishop of Montreal and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Canada (which, despite its name, covers southern Quebec, the Maritimes, and Newfoundland). He was viewed as one of the more liberal contenders in the primatial election, and was Canadian Chair of Affirming Catholicism.[1]

He was elected amid controversy over his support for blessing of same-sex unions (he had stated he does not favour same-sex marriage as such).

Hutchison began his ecclesiastical career as a transitional deacon at Christ Church Deer Park in the Diocese of Toronto. He is a graduate and lifelong supporter of Upper Canada College. He studied at York University and the Trinity College, Toronto. Hutchison is fluent in English and French.

Following his confirmation as Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, Hutchison toured Cuba in February 2005, meeting with religious leaders of the Episcopal Church of Cuba and theology students in Cuba, as well as government officials and the Roman Catholic Archbishop.

Hutchison delivered a response in late 2005 to the call for the destruction of Israel by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, condemning Ahmadinejad for his remarks which incite "hatred of the Jewish people and supporting violence against them."

During the 2006 Canadian federal election, Hutchison co-authored a letter with the Bishop of Toronto and Bishop Michael Pryse of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada's Eastern Synod in delivering a plea for more funding to alleviate poverty in Canada.

In April 2006, Hutchison announced that he would be retiring in 2007 after the General Synod elected his successor. Fred Hiltz, Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, was elected Primate on 22 June 2007.

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  1. ^ "General Synod 2004". Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Reginald Hollis
Bishop of Montreal
1990–2004
Succeeded by
Barry Bryan Clarke
Preceded by
Russell Hatton
Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces
1998–2004
Succeeded by
Peter Coffin
Preceded by
Arthur Gordon Peters
Metropolitan of Canada
2002–2004
Succeeded by
Bruce Stavert
Preceded by
Michael Peers
Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Fred Hiltz