The Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada is pleased to announce that the Rt. Rev’d David Edwards has been elected Metropolitan of the Province on the third ballot.
Bishop Edwards was born and educated in Shropshire, England. He studied at Loughborough University and Homerton College Cambridge and worked as a high school history teacher prior to completing diplomas in Religious and Evangelism Studies followed by a Master of Arts in Applied Theology at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Both prior to and following his ordination in 1995, Bishop Edwards served in ministry in the Chelmsford Diocese in England, including as Bishop’s Advisor in Evangelism and in the Parish of High Ongar. He moved to New Brunswick in 1998 to be Principal of Taylor College of Evangelism. He has also served in parishes in Saint John, as Parish Development Officer for the Diocese of Fredericton and as Vice-Chair of Safe Harbour Transitional Youth Services in Saint John.
He was elected coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Fredericton on May 10, 2014 and, subsequently, installed as the tenth Bishop of Fredericton September 20 2014
He will assume the office of Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada upon the retirement of Archbishop Ron Cutler on August 1 2020.
We acknowledge that we meet and work in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceeded territory of the Mi’kmaq who have been living on these lands since time immemorial. Recognising that this is a small but meaningful step in reconciliation and the continued efforts of building a strong Nation-to-Nation relationship, as we are all Treaty people.