On March 24, The Rev’d Canon Dr. John Chapman, Dean of Theology, Huron University College, was elected coadjutor Bishop-elect for the Diocese of Ottawa. Bishop-elect Chapman has served the diocese of Huron in various capacities since in 1979 to become chaplain of Huron University College. He has served as member of the bishop’s postulancy board, rector of St. Jude’s Church, London, Ontario, chair of doctrine and worship committee, member of diocesan executive committee and canon of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Rev’d Canon Dr. John Chapman will be consecrated bishop this week on Ascension Day, May 17, in Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa. Current Bishop of Ottawa Peter Coffin will retire at the end of July and Bishop-elect Chapman will assume the duties of bishop on Aug 1.