John Lyons (bishop)

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John Lyons (29 November 1878 - 11 June 1958)[1] was the Anglican Bishop of Ontario,[2] then Metropolitan of Ontario [3] in the 20th century.

Educated at Trinity College, Toronto, he was the incumbent at Plevna and then rector of Burrits Rapids. He held further positions at Elizabethtown, Picton, Belleville and Prescott. He was appointed Archdeacon of Frontenac in 1930 and Bishop of Ontario in 1932; and, for his last three years in office (1949 to 1952), the Metropolitan of Ontario.

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Allen Seager
Bishop of Ontario
Succeeded by
Kenneth Charles Evans
Metropolitan of Ontario[4]
Succeeded by
Robert John Renison


  1. ^ The Times, 16 June 1958; pg. 13; Issue 54178; col B News in Brief
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940/41 Oxford, OUP, 1940
  3. ^ Metropolitans of Ontario
  4. ^ With the supplementary title of Archbishop of Ontario