Ron Ferris

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The Right Reverend
Ron Ferris
Assisting Bishop of the Anglican Network in Canada
ChurchAnglican Church in North America
DioceseAnglican Network in Canada
Other postsBishop of the Anglican Diocese of Algoma at the Anglican Church of Canada
Personal details
Born2 July 1945

Ronald Curry Ferris (born 2 July 1945) is a Canadian Anglican bishop.[1] A former bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada, he now serves as an assistant bishop of the Anglican Network in Canada. He is married to Jan, has six adult children and several grandchildren, and lives in Langley, British Columbia.

Ferris was educated at The University of Western Ontario[2] He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1970. He has doctorates in Sacred Theology, Ministry and Theology.[3] He had incumbencies at St Luke's Church, Old Crow, Yukon and St Stephen's Memorial Church, London, Ontario. In 1981 he became the Bishop of Yukon. He was translated to be the Bishop of Algoma in 1995 and resigned that see in September 2008.

A theological conservative, he was candidate at the election for Primate of the Anglican Church if Canada in 2004. He disapproved of the pro-homosexuality policies taken by some dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada and decided to leave it. He was received as a bishop of the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of America in January 2009, by Archbishop Gregory Venables. Ferris became an assisting bishop for the Anglican Network in Canada, a founding diocese of the Anglican Church in North America, in June 2009. Ferris main focus is church planting in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, while he also assists the Moderator Bishop. He became the vicar of a newly founded parish in Langley, the Church of Ascension.[4]


  1. ^ DioceseofAlgoma (history)
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Bishop Ron Ferris Biography at the Anglican Network in Canada Official Website

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Religious titles
Preceded by
John Timothy Frame
Bishop of Yukon
1981 – 1995
Succeeded by
Terrence Owen Buckle
Preceded by
Leslie Ernest Peterson
Bishop of Algoma
1995 – 2008
Succeeded by
Stephen Andrews