Diocese of the great lakes

Part of a series on the
Anglican churches not in the Communion
Background

Christianity · Western Christianity · English Reformation · Anglicanism · Controversy within The Episcopal Church (United States) · Book of Common Prayer · Congress of St. Louis · Affirmation of St. Louis · Bartonville Agreement · North American Anglican Conference

People

Albert A. Chambers · James Parker Dees · Charles D. D. Doren · Creighton Jones · William Millsaps · Council Nedd II · Stephen C. Reber · Peter D. Robinson · Peter Toon

Churches

Anglican Catholic Church
Anglican Catholic Church in Australia
Anglican Catholic Church of Canada
Anglican Church in America
Anglican Church in North America
Anglican Episcopal Church
Anglican Orthodox Church
Anglican Province of America
Anglican Province of Christ the King
Christian Episcopal Church
Church of England (Continuing)
Church of England in South Africa
Diocese of the Great Lakes
Diocese of the Holy Cross
Episcopal Missionary Church
Evangelical Connexion of the Free Church of England
Free Church of England
Holy Catholic Church—Western Rite
Orthodox Anglican Church
Orthodox Anglican Communion
Traditional Anglican Communion
United Episcopal Church of North America

The Diocese of the Great Lakes (DGL) is a Continuing Anglican church body in the United States and Canada. Although all of its worship centers and clergy are currently located in the American Great Lakes states and the Canadian Province of Ontario, the diocese is non-geographical in structure and open to Continuing Anglicans from outside the Great Lakes region.

The DGL uses the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer or the 1962 Canadian book, accepts the Holy Scriptures as the inerrant Word of God, adheres to the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, and ordains only men to the orders of deacon, priest, and bishop. An active work is conducted in nursing homes by DGL clergy and lay readers.

History

The Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes was formed in 1998 by the bishops of the Independent Anglican Diocese of Ontario and the Missionary District of the USA, along with priests and deacons formerly belonging to the Independent Anglican Church (Canada Synod). Parishes and missions of the Diocese of the Great Lakes were located in Etobicoke, Niagara Falls, Windsor, Guelph, and Kitchener, Ontario, and in Battle Creek, Michigan. More recently, the diocese has added parishes in Hastings, Middleville, and Stanton, Michigan and clergy in Ontario and Pennsylvania.

In 1955, the DGL was admitted to membership in the Anglican Church, Inc, a federation of Continuing Anglican churches, but withdrew in 2001. Most of the ACI's constituent dioceses reorganized thereafter as the Anglican Church International Communion.

The Diocese of the Great Lakes maintains friendly relations with other Continuing Anglican churches. In 2008, the Anglican Episcopal Church joined with the Diocese of the Great Lakes in founding the North American Anglican Conference. The two Continuing churches consider themselves to be in the Evangelical Anglican, Low Church tradition. The Thirty-nine Articles are affirmed in their original sense and it is declared that Scripture contains all that is necessary to salvation. Cooperation on the training of clergy is one objective of the conference.

Leadership

The Bishop Ordinary of the Diocese of the Great Lakes is the Right Reverend David Thomas Hustwick, Rector of Saints Andrew and Matthias Independent Anglican Church in Hastings, Michigan. The Bishop Suffragan and Interchurch Relations officer is the Right Reverend John M. Pafford of Midland, Michigan.

External links

  • Diocese of the Great Lakes website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.