John Burn (bishop)
Burn was born in Durham, England and educated at St John's College, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1875. His first posts were curacies at St Andrew’s, Chesterton and St Paul, Jarrow. From 1881 to 1893 he was Vicar of St Peter’s, Jarrow then St Edwin Coniscliffe
In 1893 Burn was elevated to the Episcopate as the second Bishop of Qu’Appelle. He arrived to take up his post Burn arrived in Qu'Appelle, Assiniboia (now Saskatchewan) on 20 May of that year, soon moved Bishop's Court from Qu'Appelle to Indian Head some 15 kilometres to the east, and served there until his death. He died at Indian Head and was buried at Qu'Appelle, whose parish church had retained pro-cathedral status.
Burn had a positive influence on the Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle in his short tenure. He improved the unity of the prairie Anglicans and also put the Diocese on a more secure economic footing.
- Obituary. The Bishop Of Qu'Appelle The Times Saturday 20 June 1896; pg. 9; Issue 34922; col E
- Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- "Burn, William John (BN870WJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
- Churcg web site
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- Bishops of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle Archived 9 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
- The Times, Friday 9 December 1892; pg. 11; Issue 33817; col D Ecclesiastical Intelligence
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