George Thorneloe

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George Thorneloe (4 October 1848 – 3 August 1935[1]) was a Canadian Anglican bishop at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th.[2]

Thorneloe was born in Coventry, educated at Bishop’s College, Lennoxville[3] and ordained in 1874.[4] He was a missionary at Stanstead in Quebec Province until 1885 when he became Rector of St Peter's Sherbrooke.[5] In 1896 he was elected Bishop of Algoma [6] and in 1915 he also became Metropolitan of Ontario,[7] positions he held until 1927.[8]

Thorneloe died on 3 August 1935, a memorial service was held for him at St. Luke's Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He was buried in Malvern Cemetery, Lennoxville, Quebec.[9]

Awards and Honors[edit]

Thorneloe's work was recognized in numerous ways including:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Obituary: Dr. George Thorneloe Former Metropolitan Of Ontario", The Times, 6 August 1935, p12
  2. ^ a b DioceseofAlgoma (history)
  3. ^ Project Canterbury
  4. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990, London, A & C Black, 1991, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory", London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. ^ The Times, 10 December 1896, p9, "Ecclesiastical Intelligence"
  7. ^ Anglican bishops of Canada
  8. ^ The Times, 24 September 1926, p12, "Canadian Archbishop Resigns"
  9. ^ a b c "Archbishop George Thorneloe fonds". Engracia De Jesus Matias Archives and Special Collections. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Our Campus in the 1960s". Laurentian University. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  11. ^ Rural Routes
Religious titles
Preceded by
Edward Sullivan
Bishop of Algoma
Succeeded by
Rocksborough Smith
Preceded by
Charles Hamilton
Metropolitan of Ontario
Succeeded by
David Williams