Trevor was consecrated a bishop in the Church of God on 13 November 2009 in St Catharines, Ontario. He also serves as associate priest at St Matthew’s in Abbotsford, BC, where he was formerly rector and Territorial Archdeacon for ANiC.
As a Bishop for the Anglican Network in Canada, Trevor’s role is to provide pastoral oversight and prayerful leadership for all of the ANiC congregations in Western Canada. Trevor has invested more than 30 years in Anglican Church ministries. He cherishes Anglicanism for its “historic, comprehensive, breadth of character”.
The Anglican Network in Canada traces its roots to the Anglican “Essentials” movement and Essentials’ founding theological statement, the 1994 Montreal Declaration, which defined the “essentials” of the Anglican expression of the Christian faith. In 2005, the Anglican Network in Canada was established together with the Anglican Federation as the two constituent partners in Anglican Essentials Canada (AEC).
In 2007, ANIC announced that it would provide episcopal oversight for Canadian Anglicans and parishes that no longer had a home in the Anglican Church of Canada. Under our moderator, Bishop Donald Harvey, and the Primatial jurisdiction of Archbishop Gregory Venables, Primate of the Anglican Church of South America, ANiC received a number of churches and individuals into membership. In 2009, the Anglican Church in North America was constituted and ANiC became a founding diocese of this now 100,000 member Church.
What we stand for
Members of ANiC are committed to the foundational principles and historic standard of the Anglican tradition in Canada. We embrace Anglican orthodoxy – the biblically-faithful, authentically-Anglican way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church”. This orthodoxy is defined by and centred on the classic formularies – or foundational principles of the Anglican tradition in Canada. We believe in:
|•||The supreme authority of the teaching of Holy Scripture as understood within the doctrinal formularies of historical Anglicanism, specifically, the Book of Common Prayer, the Thirty-nine Articles, the Ordinal and the Solemn
Declaration of 1893.
|•||The triune nature of the one God, and the personal divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ.|
|•||The sinfulness of each and every person and the universal need of salvation.|
|•||The sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection and ascension, heavenly reign and future return in glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.|
|•||The essential realities of salvation encompassing the forgiveness of sins through justification, regeneration and adoption into the Father’s family, union and communion with Jesus Christ and the personal indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the practice of holiness, moral transformation into the image of Christ, and the future resurrection of the body for a life of bliss.|
|•||The preaching of the Word of God, the fellowship of the church, the ministry of the sacraments, and personal prayer – as the principal means of God’s grace.|
To learn more about the Anglican Network in Canada go to: http://www.anglicannetwork.ca/