Howard Clark (bishop)

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The Most Reverend
Howard Clark
Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
Personal details
Birth name Howard Hewlett Clark
Born (1903-04-23)April 23, 1903
Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada
Died January 21, 1983(1983-01-21) (aged 79)
Nationality Canadian

Howard Hewlett Clark, CC (April 23, 1903 – January 21, 1983) was Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada from 1959 to 1971.

Born in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Clark attended the University of Trinity College in Toronto. He was first appointed Curate of St. John the Baptist Norway in Toronto, Ontario in 1930. In 1932 he was made Curate of Christ Church Cathedral in Ottawa. He became Priest-in-Charge in 1938, Rector in 1939, and Dean and Rector from 1945 to 1953. He was Bishop of the Diocese of Edmonton from 1954 to 1961 and Bishop of Rupert's Land from 1961 to 1970. He was elected Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in 1959; and became metropolitan of Rupert's Land in 1961.

In 1970 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. From 1971 to 1982 he was Chancellor of Trinity College, Toronto.


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Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Walter Foster Barfoot
Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
Succeeded by
Ted Scott
Preceded by
Walter Foster Barfoot
Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land
Succeeded by
George Frederic Clarence Jackson