Bishop of Fredericton

The Right Rev. David Edwards
Tenth Diocesan Bishop of Fredericton

Bishop's Office: 115 Church Street, Fredericton  NB  E3B 4C8

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Bishop David Edwards

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Bishops of Fredericton

The Most Rev'd John Medley
(1845 - 1892)

The Rt. Rev'd H.T. Kingdon
(1892 - 1907)

The Most Rev'd J.A. Richardson
(1907 - 1938)

The Rt. Rev'd W.H. Moorhead
(1939 - 1956)

The Most Rev'd A.H. O'Neil
(1957 - 1971)

The Most Rev'd H.L. Nutter
(1971 - 1989)

The Rt. Rev'd G.C. Lemmon
(1989 - 2000)

The Rt. Rev'd W. J. Hockin
(2000 - 2003)

The Most Rev'd Dr. Claude W. Miller
(2003 - 2014)


The Right Reverend David Edwards was born and educated in Shropshire, England. He studied at Loughborough University and Homerton College Cambridge and worked as a high school history teacher prior to completing diplomas in Religious and Evangelism Studies followed by a Masters of Arts in Applied Theology at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Both prior to and following his ordination in 1995, Bishop Edwards served in ministry in the Chelmsford Diocese in England, including as Bishop's Advisor in Evangelism and in the Parish of High Ongar. He moved to New Brunswick in 1998 to be Principal of Taylor College of Evangelism. He has also served in parishes in Saint John, as Parish Development Officer for the Diocese of Fredericton and as Vice-Chair of Safe Harbour Transitional Youth Services in Saint John.

David was elected coadjutor bishop in June, 2014 and, subsequently, installed as the tenth Bishop of Fredericton in September. He was awarded an Honourary Doctor of Divinity from Wycliffe College (University of Toronto) in May, 2015, and now serves on the College's Board of Trustees. He is married to Janet Edwards.

Bishop's Charge

Charge to the 136th Synod, November 4, 2017: Print | Video

Charge to the 135th Synod, November 5, 2016

Charge to the 134th Synod, November 7, 2015 | Follow-up study

Pastoral Letters

Regarding the General Synod 2016 resolution to change the marriage canon, July 14, 2016

Sermons and Papers

Add God to your Christmas Cart, presented at Fredericton Christian Forum, December 12, 2016

Physician Assisted Dying, presented at Diocesan Clergy Day, September 15, 2016

Easter Sunday, March 28, 2016, Christ Church Cathedral

Archdeaconry Walking Pilgrimages

2017 - Archdeaconry of Moncton
2016 - Archdeaconry of Chatham
2015 - Archdeaconry of St. Andrews

Diocese of Fredericton