Diocese of British Columbia
|Diocese of British Columbia|
|Ecclesiastical province||British Columbia and the Yukon|
|Cathedral||Christ Church Cathedral (Victoria, British Columbia)|
The Diocese of British Columbia is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and the Yukon of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Despite the name, the diocese actually comprises only the 32,630 square kilometres of Vancouver Island and the adjacent Gulf Islands in the civil Province of British Columbia. Its See city is Victoria, and it presently maintains fifty-five parishes serving nearly 13,000 Anglicans.
The diocese was established in 1859, and is the oldest in the Ecclesiastical Province, once extending over the entire civil province of British Columbia, hence the origin of its name. Its first bishop was George Hills. Notable parishes include Christ Church Cathedral and the Church of St. John the Divine, both in Victoria. The current bishop is Logan McMenamie.
Bishops of British Columbia
|1st||George Hills||1859 - 1892|
|2nd||William Perrin||1893 - 1911|
|3rd||Charles Roper||1912 - 1915||Bishop of Ottawa 1915–1939, Metropolitan of Ontario 1933–39|
|4th||Augustine Scriven||1915 - 1916|
|5th||Charles de Veber Schofield||1916 - 1936|
|6th||Harold Eustace Sexton||1936 - 1969||Archbishop of British Columbia 1952–1969|
|7th||John Ogle Anderson||1968 - 1969|
|8th||Frederick Gartrell||1969 - 1980|
|9th||Hywel Jones||1980 - 1984|
|10th||Ron Shepherd||1985 - 1992|
|11th||Barry Jenks||1992 - 2003|
|12th||James Cowan (bishop)||2004 - 2013|
- Anglican Church of Canada, Anglican Church Directory, 2007. Anglican Book Centre, 2006.
- "Logan McMenamie". The Anglican Diocese of British Columbia. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
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