Brig.-Gen. E.S. Light, Protestant chaplain-general for the Canadian Armed Forces, will begin October 15 as general secretary of general synod of The Anglican Church of Canada.
Brig.-Gen. Light, 54, will work from the national offices of the church in Toronto. He will work closely with Most Rev. H.H. Clark, primate of the church.
He succeeds Rev. Canon Ralph R. Latimer, who has been appointed Anglican executive commissioner to work on union negotiations with the United Church of Canada.
Born in Leask, Saskatchewan, Brig.-Gen. Light has been with the forces for 27 years. He enlisted as Protestant chaplain in the RCAF in 1942 and served as station chaplain at various wartime flying training schools in western Canada. He also served overseas with squadrons in Britain and Europe.
After attending the University of Saskatchewan following the war, he rejoined the RCAF and in 1955 was appointed senior Protestant chaplain at the RCAF's Air Division Headquarters, Metz, France. He returned to Canada and a year later was named deputy chaplain-general of religious administration (Protestant) of the armed forces.
In 1966 he was appointed Protestant chaplain-general of the armed forces.