Matthews, Victoria (1954–)

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Matthews, Victoria (1954–)

Canadian bishop. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1954; educated at Trinity College, University of Toronto, BA, 1976, ThM, 1987; Yale University Divinity School, MDiv (Divinity), 1979.

Began career as an assistant curate at Church of St. Andrew in Scarborough, Ontario (1979), serving there until 1983; served as an incumbent at parishes of Georgina, York-Simcoe (1983–87), and at All Souls, Lansing, York-Scarborough (1987–94); also served as regional dean at Deanery of York Mills, Ontario (1989–94) and as suffragan (assistant) bishop of the Diocese of Toronto (1994); was named bishop of Edmonton, Diocese of Edmonton (1997), the Anglican Church of Canada's 1st woman diocesan bishop.

See also Women in World History.

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