Ron Shepherd (bishop)

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Ronald Francis Shepherd[1] (15 July 1926 – 12 October 2012)[2] was the tenth Anglican Bishop of British Columbia, serving from 1984 to 1991.

Shepherd was educated at the University of British Columbia and trained for the priesthood at King's College London[3] and ordained in 1953.[4] Following a curacy at St Stephen’s, Rochester Row he was Rector of St Paul’s, Glanford, Ontario and then All Saints, Winnipeg. He was Dean of Edmonton from 1967, and then, from 1969, Dean of Montreal before his appointment to the episcopate in 1984.

Shepherd’s daughter, Mary Shepherd, published an illustrated volume of his letters, entitled “It Happened at the Cathedral.” The book includes his personal letters, his sermons, as well as poetry, all accompanied by her collages and portraits.


  1. ^ Photo
  2. ^ Obituary
  3. ^ ‘SHEPHERD, Ronald Francis’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 Accessed 15 Oct 2013
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1959-60 p1056: Oxford, OUP,1959
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Hywel Jones
Bishop of British Columbia
Succeeded by
Barry Jenks

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