Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Bishop Howe Nominated for Primate

Bishop Bruce HoweAs a result of a vote by Canada’s 41 bishops at a meeting April 19, the Bishop of Huron, the Rt. Rev. Bruce H. W. Howe has been shortlisted to become Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. He is one of 4 nominees along with Diocese of Edmonton Bishop Victoria Matthews; Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Bishop Fred Hiltz; and Diocese of Ontario Bishop George Bruce. The replacement for Archbishop Andrew Andrew Hutchison will be selected at the General Synod in Winnipeg. The primatial election will be held on June 22 and the new Primate will be officially installed in office the evening of June 25.

Bishop Howe was ordained a deacon in 1969 then a priest in 1971 after graduating from University of King’s College, Halifax. He began his ministry in the Diocese of Toronto where he served as Director of Social Services at the Fred Victor Mission. After that he served in Nova Scotia as rector of St. Mary’s Parish Glace Bay then as rector of the historic parish of St. John’s, Lunenburg.

Coming to the Diocese of Huron, he became the Dean of Huron and Rector of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London, Ontario in January 1988. The Rt. Rev. Bruce Howe was enthroned as the 11th Bishop of Huron on the 30th of November 2000.

UPDATES: June 22, 2007, Bishop Fred Hiltz of the diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island was elected as the 13th primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.   In July 2008, Bishop Bruce Howe Announces Retirement