Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

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The Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon is one of four ecclesiastical provinces in the Anglican Church of Canada. It was founded in 1914 as the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia, but changed its name in 1943 when the Diocese of Yukon was incorporated from the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land. The territory covered by the province encompasses the civil province of British Columbia and Yukon. There are five dioceses and one "recognized territory [with] the status of a diocese"[1] in the province:

The former Diocese of Cariboo's operations were suspended as a result of insolvency arising from liability judgements in the cases of abuse at residential schools operated by the Diocese. The parishes within her territory have been administered, as the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior, by a suffragan bishop to the Metropolitan since 2004, and were became a "recognized territory [with] the status of a diocese" on November 14, 2015.[1]

Provinces of the Anglican Church of Canada are headed by a Metropolitan, elected from among the province's diocesan bishops. This bishop then becomes Archbishop of his or her diocese and Metropolitan of the Province. The current Metropolitan of the Province of British Columbia and Yukon is John Privett of the Diocese of Kootenay.

Metropolitans of British Columbia and Yukon[edit]

Name Diocese Dates
1st Frederick Du Vernet Archbishop of Caledonia 1915-1924
2nd Adam de Pencier Archbishop of New Westminster 1925–1940
3rd Walter Adams Archbishop of Kootenay and Yukon 1942–1951
4th Harold Sexton Archbishop of British Columbia 1952–1969
5th Godfrey Gower Archbishop of New Westminster 1969–1971
6th Ralph Dean Archbishop of Cariboo 1971–1973
(Acting) John Frame Bishop of Yukon 1973–1975
7th David Somerville Archbishop of New Westminster 1975–1980
8th Douglas Hambidge Archbishop of New Westminster 1981–1993
(Acting) John Hannen Bishop of Caledonia 1993–1994
9th David Crawley Archbishop of Kootenay 1994–2004
10th Terry Buckle Archbishop of Yukon 2005–2009
11th John Privett Archbishop of Kootenay 2009–present

Suffragan bishops to the Metropolitan[edit]

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