Anthony Burton, Lord Bishop (1993 - 2008)
At the time of his election in 1993, Bishop Anthony Burton was the youngest bishop in the world-wide Anglican Communion, and the youngest Canadian bishop that century. He spent a term as Chair of the Council of the North (representing a third of Canada's dioceses and 85% of its geography). He served as Co-Chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue and as the Episcopal Visitor to the South American Missionary Society, as well as patron or officer of a variety of institutions, societies and organizations. He also served on the executive committee of General Synod, the Council of General Synod, and on the Council's planning committee.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Bishop Burton studied at the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, and Oxford University. He was ordained in the Diocese of Nova Scotia, where he served in two parishes on Cape Breton Island, at which time he married Anna Erickson, a native of California. They moved in 1991 to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, where he served as Dean and Rector of St. Alban’s Cathedral. They have two children—Caroline (13) and Peter (11). Bishop Burton has many interests, particularly church growth, Spanish language and culture, and choral music. He is an enthusiastic runner.