Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario
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The Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario is one of the Anglican Church of Canada's four ecclesiastical provinces. It was established in 1912 out of six dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada located in the civil Province of Ontario, and the Diocese of Moosonee from the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land.
The seven dioceses are:
- Algoma (Ontario),
- Huron (Ontario),
- Moosonee (Ontario and part of northern Quebec on the coast of James Bay),
- Niagara (Ontario),
- Ontario (Ontario),
- Ottawa (Ontario and a south western portion of Quebec), and
- Toronto (Ontario).
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 Ontario is the Most Rev. Colin Johnson, Archbishop of Toronto, who succeeded Archbishop Caleb Lawrence of Moosonee in 2009.
The Metropolitan presides at the triennial meeting of the Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario. The next Synod will take place in 2018. In addition, the Metropolitan presides at electoral synods and the consecration of bishops in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario.
Metropolitans of Ontario
|1st||Charles Hamilton||Archbishop of Ottawa||1912–1914|
|2nd||George Thorneloe||Archbishop of Algoma||1915–1926|
|3rd||David Williams||Archbishop of Huron||1926–1931|
|4th||James Sweeny||Archbishop of Toronto||1932–1932|
|5th||Charles Roper||Archbishop of Ottawa||1933–1939|
|6th||John Anderson||Archbishop of Moosonee||1940–1943|
|7th||Charles Seager||Archbishop of Huron||1944–1948|
|8th||John Lyons||Archbishop of Ontario||1949–1952|
|9th||Robert Renison||Archbishop of Moosonee||1952–1954|
|10th||William Wright||Archbishop of Algoma||1955–1974|
|11th||James Watton||Archbishop of Moosonee||1974–1979|
|12th||Lewis Garnsworthy||Archbishop of Toronto||1979–1985|
|13th||John Bothwell||Archbishop of Niagara||1985–1991|
|14th||Edwin Lackey||Archbishop of Ottawa||1991–1993|
|15th||Percy O'Driscoll||Archbishop of Huron||1993–2000|
|16th||Terence Finlay||Archbishop of Toronto||2000–2004|
|17th||Caleb Lawrence||Archbishop of Moosonee||2004–2009|
|18th||Colin Johnson||Archbishop of Toronto||2009–present|