The Ecclesiastical Province of  Ontario includes 7 dioceses,  covering most of the geographical province of Ontario as well as parts of Quebec.


The Ontario Provincial Synod

 619 Wellington Street East

Sault Ste. Marie,  ON   P6A 2M6


Email: provsyn@soonet.ca

Phone: 705-256-5061 ext.3

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September 13, 2019

Bishop of Ottawa to Retire

Bishop John Chapman, diocesan bishop of Ottawa, has announced his intention to retire, effective April 30, 2020.

At the time of his retirement Bishop Chapman will have served as an ordained Anglican minister for 42 years, including 13 years as bishop.

An episcopal election has been scheduled for March 14, 2020. 

July 27, 2019

Huron to Elect its New Bishop in October

The diocesan council of Huron met on Saturday, July 27, 2019 following the election of Archbishop Linda Nicholls as primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.


The council received the formal letter of resignation of Archbishop Nicholls as the bishop of Huron, effective September 30, 2019, and set October 26, 2019 as the date of the electoral synod for her successor.  Click here for a letter from the Metropolitan inviting prayers for the diocese and candidates.

The council also appointed Archbishop Colin Johnson, retired metropolitan of Ontario and archbishop of Toronto and Moosonee as the diocesan administrator from October 1, 2019 until the consecration or installation of the 14th Bishop of Huron. 

July 22, 2019

Archbishop Anne Congratulates New Primate

Archbishop Anne Germond has sent the following message to Archbishop Linda Nicholls, congratulating her on her election and installation as the Primate of All Canada. 

Dear Archbishop Linda, 

Your friends in the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario congratulate you on your recent election as the  14th Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. We are delighted that you have been called to this office and we share in the excitement of this moment with you. Your election and Installation at General Synod were among its high points.

As you lead our beloved church into the new future God has for us, be assured that you have our undying affection and support and will be daily in our prayers. Our prayer will be that God will grant you all the strength and wisdom and courage to carry out this work.

We are already planning occasions for you to visit our dioceses so that we can welcome you and introduce you to the beauty that is Ontario.

With our love and affection,

+Anne on behalf of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario

May 01, 2019

Statement from the House of Bishops

The Ontario House of Bishops met in Toronto this April and among other the matters on their agenda was next year's Lambeth Conference. In particular, the bishops discussed the decision of the Archbishop of Canterbury not to extend an invitation to Bishop Kevin Robertson’s spouse, Mr. Mohan Sharma. As a result of their discussion, the bishops have issued a statement concurring with the statement previously issued by Toronto's College of Bishops.

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