John Dixon (bishop)

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John Harkness Dixon (23 July 1888 – 1 April 1972) was the 7th[1] Anglican Bishop of Montreal from 1943 to 1960 and then Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada[2] (and thus Archbishop of Montreal) for a further two years. [3]

Born in Iroquois, Ontario he was educated at the University of Toronto before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Fenaghvale, Ontario.[4] This was swiftly followed by elevation to posts in Ottawa, during which time he was appointed a Canon of the cathedral . After a further 8 years in the Diocese of Toronto he was appointed Dean of Montreal in 1940 [5] before being made bishop in 1943.[6]


  1. ^ List of Anglican Bishops of Montreal[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Canadian Anglican Archived 2010-05-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ The Times, Thursday, May 24, 1962; pg. 16; Issue 55399; col D Metropolitan Of Canada to retire
  4. ^ Parish web-Site
  5. ^ The Times ,Thursday, Jan 11, 1940; pg. 9; Issue 48510; col A New Dean of Montreal appointed
  6. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X

See also[edit]

Religious titles
Preceded by
Arthur Carlisle
Bishop of Montreal
Succeeded by
Robert Kenneth Maguire
Preceded by
Philip Carrington
Metropolitan of Canada
Succeeded by
Henry O'Neil