Anglican Diocese of Quebec

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Diocese of Quebec
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Quebec
Coat of arms
Ecclesiastical province Canada
Parishes 52
Denomination Anglican
Cathedral Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Dennis Drainville, Bruce Myers

The Anglican Diocese of Quebec was founded by Letters Patent in 1793 and is a part of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada of the Anglican Church of Canada, in turn a province of the Anglican Communion. The diocese comprises 720,000 square kilometres and took its present shape in 1850 with the carving off of what is now the Diocese of Montreal and includes a territory of west to east from Magog to the Gaspe and the Magdalen Islands, south to north from the United States border to Kawawachikamach and the communities of the Lower North Shore.

The diocesan office is located in Quebec City, as is the Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, founded in 1804. The diocese maintains approximately 7,200 on its parish rolls in 52 parishes, averaging one member per 100 km². Dennis Drainville was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Quebec on 12 October 2007 and was installed as the 12th Bishop of Quebec on 31 May 2009.

With both the dioceses of Quebec and Montreal having less than 10,000 members and decreasing numbers, discussions are underway for the eventual merger of the two dioceses, beginning with an exploration of opportunities for combined administration.[1]

Bishops of Quebec[edit]

Bishop Name Dates Notes
1st Jacob Mountain 1793–1825 father of George
2nd Charles Stewart 1826–1837
3rd George Mountain 1837-1863 previously Bishop suffragan of Montreal and bishop coadjutor
4th James Williams 1863-1892 father of Lennox
5th Andrew Hunter Dunn 1892-1914
6th Lennox Williams 1915-1935 son of James
7th Philip Carrington 1935-1960 Metropolitan of Canada, 1944–1960
8th Russel Brown 1960–1971
9th Tim Matthews 1971–1977
10th Allen Goodings 1977–1990
11th Bruce Stavert 1990–2009 Metropolitan of Canada, 2004–2009
12th Dennis Drainville 2009–present
13th Bruce Myers OGS 2017–present Coadjutor from 2016

Deans of Quebec[edit]

The Dean of Quebec is also Rector of Holy Trinity Cathedral.


  • M. E. Resiner, Strangers and Pilgrims: A History of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec, 1793-1993 (1995, Anglican Book Centre) ISBN 1-55126-142-1 [1]
  • Ernest Hawkins, Annals of the Diocese of Quebec [2]


  1. ^ "Montreal Anglican", June 2010
  2. ^ "Register 1847-1923". Radley School. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 

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Coordinates: 48°10′N 72°54′W / 48.17°N 72.90°W / 48.17; -72.90