On May 1, 2020, the Right Reverend Dr Logan McMenamie retired as the bishop of the Diocese of British Columbia after six years' service as our diocesan bishop.
On January 30, 2021, Anna Greenwood-Lee of Calgary AB was consecrated and installed as the 14th bishop of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia (also known as the diocese of Islands and Inlets). Greenwood-Lee was elected on the seventh ballot at a unique virtual sitting of the diocese of British Columbia's synod in September 2020. Greenwood-Lee becomes the first woman bishop in the diocese.
As bishop of the diocese of Islands and Inlets she intends, on behalf of the church, to continue to speak out about and get involved in issues that impact the most vulnerable, and will call on church members to do the same. "For all sorts of reasons, many people these days say that they ‘don’t believe in organized religion'. The flip-side of that, however, is that no one is looking for disorganized religion. The reality is that we are living at a juncture in history when the church needs to organize itself to bring more love, more justice, more compassion and more understanding to our communities," asserts Greenwood-Lee.