Dioceses


Central Newfoundland

Diocese of Central NewfoundlandFounded 1976
See City: Gander
Parishes: 32
Clergy: 35
Population: 32,910

Founded in 1839, the Diocese of Newfoundland originally included Bermuda until
1917. In 1975 the diocese was divided into three new dioceses: Eastern
Newfoundland and Labrador, Central Newfoundland and Western Newfoundland.


Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador

Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and LabradorFounded 1976
See City: St John’s
Parishes: 36
Clergy: 76
Population: 44,856

Founded in 1839, the Diocese of Newfoundland originally included Bermuda until
1917. In 1975 the diocese was divided into three new dioceses: Eastern
Newfoundland and Labrador, Central Newfoundland and Western Newfoundland.


Fredericton

Diocese of FrederictonFounded 1845
See City: Fredericton
Parishes: 74
Congregations: 123
Clergy: 63
Population: 17,382

Originally part of the Diocese of Nova Scotia, the Diocese of Fredericton now
includes the territory of the civil province of New Brunswick.


Montreal

Diocese_of_MontrealFounded 1850
See City: Montreal
Parishes: 64
Congregations: 104
Clergy: 76
Population: 10,719

The Diocese of Montreal includes the city of Montreal and surrounding territory. It
comprises part of the Eastern Townships, Montérégie, Laval, Lanaudière, and Laurentians.


Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

diocrest-jpgFounded 1788
See City: Halifax
Parishes: 94
Congregations: 256
Clergy: 132
Population: 33,177

The first recorded celebration of Holy Communion in Nova Scotia took place in
1710 in Annapolis Royal. However, it was not until 1788, after the American
Revolution, that Letters Patent from George III established the Diocese of Nova
Scotia with its See City in Halifax. The original boundaries of the diocese included
what is now the Civil provinces of Nova Scotia, Quebec, New Brunswick and
Prince Edward Island. With the establishment of the Diocese of Quebec in 1793,
the diocesan boundaries began to diminish to its present size, which include the
Civil provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The Diocesan Synod was
instituted in 1863. Currently, there are 130 parishes with 300 congregations in the 2
provinces.

The first Bishop to serve in the Diocese of Nova Scotia was Charles Inglis (1734-
1816). He was born in Ireland and served as a priest in Pennsylvania, Delaware and
New York. As a Loyalist, he was compelled to leave New York during the
American Revolution and returned to England. Inglis was appointed by Letters
Patent of George III to be Bishop of the newly-formed See of Nova Scotia, and was
consecrated in 1787. His Episcopal jurisdiction included what is now Nova Scotia,
New Brunswick, Quebec, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Among his
achievements include the establishment of King’s College School in 1788 and the
University of King’s College in 1789.


Quebec

Diocese of Quebec

Founded 1793
See City: Quebec City
Parishes: 22
Congregations: 68
Clergy: 38
Population: 4,000

Originally including the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada (Quebec and
Ontario), the Diocese of Quebec currently comprises the Eastern part of the civil
province of Quebec, including the Eastern Townships, Gaspé, Magdalen Islands,
Beauce, Saguenay, Lower North Shore and the Quebec City region.


Western Newfoundland

Diocese of Western NewfoundlandFounded 1976
See City: Corner Brook
Parishes: 32
Congregations: 78
Clergy: 21
Population: 23,000

Founded in 1839, the Diocese of Newfoundland originally included Bermuda until
1917. In 1975 the diocese was divided into three new dioceses: Eastern
Newfoundland and Labrador, Central Newfoundland and Western Newfoundland.

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The statistics on this page have been updated with information available from the Anglican Church Directory 2016

(Posted August 2016)