David Crawley (bishop)

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David Crawley in June 1986 while rector of St. Paul's

David Perry Crawley was Archbishop of Kootenay and Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon from 1994 to 2004.[1]

He was born in 1937,[2] the son of the Rev. Canon George Antony Crawley and Lucy Lillian Ball, and educated at the University of Manitoba and the University of Kent at Canterbury. He was ordained in 1961 [3] and was the incumbent at St Thomas’, Sherwood Park until 1966. He was Canon Missioner at All Saints Cathedral, Edmonton from 1967 until 1970 and Rector of St Matthew’s, Winnipeg from 1971 until 1977. He was Archdeacon of Winnipeg from 1974 to 1977 and of Rupert’s Land until 1981. He was a Lecturer at St John’s College, Winnipeg from 1981 to 1982 after that Rector of St Michael and All Angels, Regina (1982–85) then St. Paul's, West Vancouver (1985–90) before his elevation to the Episcopate. He has been twice married and has three daughters.


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ and married in 1959
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Robert Edward Fraser Berry
Bishop of Kootenay
Succeeded by
John Elswood Privett
Preceded by
Douglas Walter Hambidge
Metropolitan of British Columbia and Yukon
Succeeded by
Terrence Owen Buckle