Our Bishop

A Welcome from our Bishop

Welcome to the website of the Anglican Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador! Whether you are visiting us for the first time or are a regular guest I pray that your visit will be a blessing for you. Please take some time to explore our website to see what our church community is all about.

We are a diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada located on the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland and across most of Labrador. With 35 parishes and over 30,000 members, our diocese supports a large range of parish, teaching and institutional ministries for people of all ages. If you have any questions about our diocese do contact me at our Diocesan Synod Office (709-576-6697) or e-mail me directly at geoffpeddle48@gmail.com

– With my every blessing,
The Right Reverend Dr Geoff Peddle
– Bishop of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador


Bishop Peddle’s Biography

The Right Reverend Dr Geoff Peddle was born in Bonavista and grew up in Trinity, Lethbridge and Whitbourne as the son of a railroader. He holds BA and MA degrees from Memorial University, a Master of Divinity from Queen’s College, and a PhD in Empirical Theology from Cardiff University in Wales. Ordained in 1987, he has served in the Parish of Lake Melville, the Parish of Arnold’s Cove, the Parish of the Ascension and the Parish of the Good Shepherd. He has also served as Diocesan Executive Officer and most recently as Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s College. He has been married for 28 years to Kathy, a nurse, and they have two sons: Adam, a PhD student in Mathematics at the University of Exeter in the UK, and Benjamin, an archivist at Dawson City Museum in the Yukon.


Bishop’s Writings

To read the Bishop’s Sermons, Pastoral Letters and his weekly Moments of Grace, please CLICK HERE