John Sperry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
John Sperry
Born (1924-05-02)2 May 1924
Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Died 11 February 2012(2012-02-11) (aged 87)
Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
Title Bishop of The Arctic

John Reginald Sperry CM[1] (2 May 1924 – 11 February 2012)[2] was Bishop of The Arctic[3] from 1974[4] to 1990.

Born on 2 May 1924, educated at King's College, Halifax and ordained in 1951, he began his career at St Andrew’s Mission in the Northwest Territories.[5] Later he was a Canon at All Saints’ Cathedral, Aklavik and then Archdeacon of Coppermine now Kugluktuk. From 1969 to 1973 he was Rector of Fort Smith when he was elevated to the Episcopate.[6][7] He served as a Canadian Rangers officer.[8]


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Donald Marsh
Bishop of The Arctic
Succeeded by
Chris Williams