Education and first bishopric
Kingston was born in Prescott, Ontario to Richard an Elizabeth Kingston. He was educated at Trinity College, Toronto earning his Bachelor of Arts in 1913, followed by his Master of Arts degree. He obtained his Bachelor of Divinity at University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was ordained as a Deacon in 1916 in St. Thomas' Church Belleville, Ontario. In 1917 he was ordained as a priest at All Saints' Church, Halifax.
Archbishop and Primate
Kingston was translated to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island as bishop in 1944. He subsequently became both Metropolitan (Archbishop of Nova Scotia) and the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in 1947. He died in post on 20 November 1950. Following his death a memorial stained glass window was commissioned for St. Luke's Cathedral (Sault Ste. Marie) in memory of his service to the Algoma Diocese.
He was an active Freemason, in Craft Freemasonry, Royal Arch Freemasonry, and the Red Cross of Constantine, and served as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Canada (Ontario) and Nova Scotia, from 1948 until his death in 1950.
- Primates of the Anglican Church of Canada
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- “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- Anglican Bishops of Canada
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- The Times, 10 September 1947; p3; Issue 50862; col D, "New Anglican Primate in Canada"
- "Order of Service, Burial of George Frederick Kingston" (1950 November 23) [textual record]. Archbishop George Frederick Kingston fonds, Fonds: Archbishop George Frederick Kingston fonds, Box: 001, File: 009, ID: 2009-074-001-009. Sault Ste Marie, Ontario: Engracia De Jesus Matias Archives and Special Collections, Algoma University. 2009-074.
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- William R. Denslow (2004). 10,000 Famous Freemasons from K to Z. Kessinger Publishing. pp. 27–. ISBN 978-1-4179-7579-2.
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Rocksborough Remington Smith
|Bishop of Algoma
1940 – 1944
William Lockridge Wright
|Bishop of Nova Scotia
1944 – 1950
Robert Harold Waterman
Derwyn Trevor Owen
|Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
1947 – 1950
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