John Anderson (archbishop of Moosonee)

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John George Anderson was a Canadian Anglican bishop in the 20th century.[1]

Anderson was born in Orkney, Saskatchewan, Canada on 23 March 1866,[2] educated at St. John's College, University of Manitoba and ordained in 1889[3] after which he was a Church Mission Society (CMS) missionary at Long Sault and then Vicar of St Peter’s Manitoba. From 1899 to 1909 he was Rural Dean of Lisgar. In 1909 he became Bishop of Moosonee, a post he held until 1943, for the last three years of which he was also Metropolitan of Ontario.[4] He died on 15 June 1943.


  1. ^ Province of Ontario
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990, London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X.
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  4. ^ The Times, 21 September 1940, p. 6.
Religious titles
Preceded by
George Holmes
Bishop of Moosonee
Succeeded by
Robert John Renison
Preceded by
John Charles Roper
Metropolitan of Ontario
Succeeded by
Charles Allen Seager