image: The Anglican Church of Canada's map of Canadian dioceses and provinces, from anglican.ca (modified to highlight the Diocese of Quebec)
In the week of 12 March 2023 we pray for The Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers, Bishop, and the people and clergy of the Diocese of Quebec.
The "territory upon which the Diocese of Quebec today stands includes the traditional lands of the Abenaki, Atikamekw, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Innu, Malecite, Mi'kmaq, and Naskapi First Nations. Territorial acknowledgement
"Covering an area of approximately 720,000 square kilometers, the Diocese of Quebec is larger in size than France or Afghanistan. The diocesan boundaries stretch from the Magdalen Islands in the east, to Kawawachikamach in the north, and to the Eastern Townships in the south. The east-west boundaries are roughly 900 km apart; the north-south boundaries are approximately 1,100 km apart. On our southern edge, which is at most points the border with the United States, we have a three-parish border ministry shared with the Episcopal dioceses of New Hampshire and Vermont.
"Quebec City, Sherbrooke, and Trois-Rivières are the three major urban centres located with our diocesan boundaries. However, in general, the diocese consists of large areas marked by scattered towns and villages." It includes more than 60 parishes.
"On June 28, 1793, Jacob Mountain was appointed first Lord Bishop of the newly erected See of Quebec by Letters Patent granted by King George III. However, the Anglican presence in what forms the present-day Diocese of Quebec dates from 1759 with the arrival of overland forces under General Amherst and the British navy sailing up the St. Lawrence River." [source]
The diocesan cathedral of of the Holy Trinity, built in and situated inside the historic walled Old City of Quebec, is the first Anglican cathedral built outside the British Isles.
The diocesan newsletter is the Diocesan Gazette.
Do you have connections with this diocese? We'd love to hear about them!