Douglas Hambidge

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Douglas William Hambidge was the seventh Bishop of Caledonia and New Westminster;[1] and ninth Metropolitan of British Columbia.[2]
He was born in London on 6 March 1927,[3] educated at London University and ordained in 1953.[4] After a curacy at St Mark’s, Dalston he held incumbencies at Cassiar, Smithers and Fort St John. In 1969 he became Bishop of Caledonia and in 1980 was translated to New Westminster.[5] In 1981 he became Metropolitan of British Columbia, resigning in 1993. From then until his retirement Principal, St Mark’s Theological College and an Assistant Bishop in Dar es Salaam.[6]


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Eric George Munn
Bishop of Caledonia
Succeeded by
John Edward Hannen
Preceded by
Thomas David Somerville
Bishop of New Westminster
Succeeded by
Michael Ingham
Metropolitan of British Columbia
Succeeded by
David Perry Crawley