Bishop Victoria Matthews
Bishop Victoria was installed as the eighth Bishop of Christchurch at ChristChurch Cathedral on August 30 2008. Previous to this she was the Bishop of Edmonton, Canada for 10 years (1997 – 2007) and Suffragan (Assistant) Bishop of Toronto (1994-1997). Luckily for us she also narrowly missed being elected Primate of Canada in 2007.
Bishop Victoria is only the second woman to become a diocesan bishop in New Zealand. She previously chaired the Canadian Primate’s Theological Commission, and is on the Windsor Continuation Group, which is looking at crucial questions about the shape of Anglican common life around the world.