I’m in our chaplain’s Ethics course today sitting beside my buddy Padre Gordon Mintz, the webmaster for the Anglican Military Ordinariate website, and he mentions to me that he’s just posted an account of our Bishop’s visit to 14 Wing Greenwood this March. Hey, there I am!
Briefly, according to our tradition, which preserves a pre-Reformation structure of church governance, all Anglican clergy require the license and supervision of a bishop in order to perform ministry. Bishop Peter Coffin is the bishop to all Anglican chaplains in the Canadian Forces, as well as the bishop to all lay readers and Anglican members of Canadian Forces chapels across Canada and overseas. Bishop Coffin was a soldier himself and has given freely of his time to the Military Ordinariate since retiring from his post as Bishop of Ottawa.