Barry Clarke (bishop)

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Barry Clarke
Church Anglican Church of Canada
See Montreal
In office 2004 – 2015
Predecessor Andrew Hutchison
Successor Mary Irwin-Gibson
Ordination 1970
Consecration 14 October 2004
Personal details
Born 1952
Previous post Rector of St Paul's, Lachine

Barry Bryan Clarke (born 10 October 1952) is a Canadian Anglican bishop. He served as the 11th Anglican Bishop of Montreal,[1] between 2004 and August 2015.[2] He is currently the interim rector of St. Paul's Cathedral (London, Ontario) and Dean of Huron.

Clarke was born in Montreal and educated at McGill University and the Montreal Theological College. Upon ordination he became curate at St Matthias' Montreal.[3] His career then progressed steadily upwards through incumbencies at St-Bruno, Quebec, St Michael and All Angels, Montreal[4] and St Paul's Lachine before the bishopric of Montreal.

Self-described as a committed youth and community worker,[5] in his ordination speech he appropriated Jesus' claim to "come not to be served, but to serve."[6] He is a supporter of the blessing of same-sex unions.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Previous Bishops[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Who's Who, 2007" London, AC Black, 2006 ISBN 978-0-7136-7527-6
  3. ^ Church website
  4. ^ Church web-site
  5. ^ Bishop’s Office[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ The Guardian 19 September 2004
  7. ^ City's top Anglican stands behind gay unions, November 1, 2008 Archived November 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Andrew Hutchison
Bishop of Montreal
2004 – 2015
Succeeded by
Mary Irwin-Gibson