Thursday, July 10, 2008


Bishop Bruce Howe Announces Retirement

Right Reverend Bruce HoweMEDIA RELEASE
Bishop Announces Retirement After 40 Years of Ministry

The Right Rev. Bruce Howe has announced his retirement as Anglican Bishop of Huron, effective Sept. 1, 2008.

Bishop Howe has given his entire life to the church he loves, including 40 years in ordained ministry. Howe was ordained in Nova Scotia and after some work in the Diocese of Toronto, went back to Nova Scotia for several years. He returned to Ontario in 1988 as Dean of Huron and Rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral. He was elected and consecrated as the 11th Bishop of Huron in 2000. Bishop Howe is known for his tireless style of ministry and his constant care for God’s people. Fond of saying, "God is good to Huron", Howe's ever present smile and outgoing personality are hallmarks of how he has been good to the second largest Diocese in the Anglican Church of Canada. Bishop Howe is currently on a planned sabbatical leave.

The Right Rev. Robert Bennett, Suffragan (Assistant) Bishop of Huron says,

"It is difficult to contemplate Bishop Bruce not being at the helm of the diocese. His ever present faith, vision and energy have profoundly affected every facet of diocesan life and witness. As he transitions to the next phase of life’s journey, his Huron family wishes him God’s speed. As a personal friend and Episcopal colleague these past years, I shall miss him deeply and wish he and his family nothing but a wonderful retirement."

A process to select a new Bishop for Huron will commence shortly.

A picture and profile of Bishop Howe is available on the Diocesan Website at Follow the links through "Bishops Office."

For more information and/or comment
The Rev. T. Keith Nethery
Media Relations Officer
Anglican Diocese of Huron