Two page text introducing the foldout chart, entitled "1787-1987 Bicentennial of the Anglican Episcopate in Canada", which accompanies the article. Article divided into two sections: Preface by the Most Reverend Michael Peers, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada -- Editorial Commentary.
"The recent origins of this chart go back to 1959 when two theological students wanted to give each of their graduating classmates an 'apostolic genealogy' of the bishop who was ordaining them. .... Since that time each of these two student, Canon Tom James, now in Ottawa, and Archbishop Michael Peers, now in Toronto, has added information about the consecration of bishops in Canada" (p. 71).
"This is a special issue marking two hundred years of the Anglican episcopacy in Canada, and with this issue there is a poster size chart demonstrating the apostolic succession in the Canadian church. The chart has been arranged to reflect several patterns. The dioceses are approximately in geographical order from east to west. The bishops appear in a chronological pattern, from earliest bishops at the top, to the most recent at the bottom. Lines are drawn from the ranking bishop at each consecration to the individuals consecrated. When lines cross, a small semi-circle indicates the line continues" (p. 71-72).
"The list of bishops ... is a reminder not only of the diversity, and complexity of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario, but of the extraordinary commitment many have made to the Anglican church in Ontario in the two hundred years since the arrival of the Mohawks, John Stuart and others (p. 128)". List consists of 221 names beginning with Charles Inglis and ending with Taylor Pryce, divided into four sections: Bishops Before 1839 of What Became Ontario -- Metropolitans of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada Before 1912 -- Metropolitans of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario -- Bishops of Dioceses Within What Became Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario.
For the first time since 1969, bishops from the Anglican Church of Canada and the Episcopal Church met 13-18 February 1993 in Niagara-on-the-Lake to discuss issues and challenges common to both churches.
"An election to choose the first native suffragan bishop in Canada has been approved by the synod of the province of Rupert's Land. The synod meeting here [in Calgary] in May , approved an application from the diocese of Saskatchewan for the right to elect a suffragan bishop who will be 'a Cree-speaking Indian'." "Bishop Tom Morgan of Saskatchewan said his diocese was making the request because of its large Cree-speaking population and his own inherent weakness in ministering to these people". "Bishop James Allan of Keewatin, the diocese with the second largest Cree population in the church, opposed the idea. 'I think it's an excellent idea that Saskatchewan is planning to have a suffragan. My concern is that the resolution specified a Cree-speaking India,' he explained.... 'If the diocese is all for an Indian suffragan, all it should be asking for is permission to elect a suffragan, instead of pinning it down'."