Rev. William E. Lowe of Burnaby, B.C., has been appointed director of planning for the Anglican Church of Canada. The appointment was announced today by Rev. Canon David Somerville, the church's executive director of program planning and research.
The 40-year old rector of the Church of Christ the King at Burnaby will assume his duties here November 1. In his new post he will take charge of one of several divisions proposed in the restructuring of Church House, national headquarters of the church. Other appointments are expected to be made before the end of the year.
Mr. Lowe, who is a bachelor, will undertake as his first task the integration of the four-year old Anglican World Mission Fund into the church's general budget. Under the fund nearly $2,500,000 has been raised, over and above regular church givings, to aid urgent projects being undertaken by churches of the Anglican Communion in the world's developing countries. He will also be involved in analytical studies connected with the Canadian church's 28 dioceses and in General Synod apportionments and assessments.
A graduate of the Anglican Theological College at Vancouver, Mr. Lowe has been rector of the Burnaby church since 1958. Prior to studying for the ministry, he had worked in various branches of the Royal Bank of Canada in British Columbia.