Matthews accepts college position

Published January 2, 2008

Bishop Victoria Matthews, who resigned as the diocesan bishop of Edmonton effective Nov. 30, has accepted the position of bishop-in-residence at Wycliffe College, in the University of Toronto, for the winter term 2008.

Bishop Matthews will teach at Wycliffe’s pastoral department, preach, and take part in the college discernment day.

In 1993, Bishop Matthews became the first female bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada when she was elected suffragan (assistant) bishop of Toronto. In 1997, she was elected diocesan bishop of Edmonton. She also served as the chair of the Primate’s Theological Commission.

Bishop Matthews announced her resignation Aug. 2, citing that she believes “God is now calling me in a different direction.”


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