The Most Reverend Shane Janzen was elected Primate of the world-wide Traditional Anglican Communion (TAC) by its governing College of Bishops in Lincoln, England on Friday, October 14, 2016, and formally Installed as Primate at the Eucharist held Sunday morning at St. Katherine’s Cathedral Church in Lincoln.
The 57-year old Saanich, British Columbia resident is also Rector of the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Evangelist (990 Falmouth Road in Saanich) and Metropolitan of the Traditional Anglican Communion in Canada (The Anglican Catholic Church of Canada).
Archbishop Janzen, a resident of Saanich, is a former high school teacher, as well as a constitutional scholar and advisor, and has held senior positions within the British Columbia government.
The Traditional Anglican Communion is an international communion of Anglican churches independent from the Canterbury Communion with parishes in Africa, Australia, the Torres Strait, Canada, Central and South America, England, India, Ireland, Scotland, and the United States.
Begun in 1977 and formally established in 1990 in Victoria, British Columbia, the TAC is a Christ-centred, Biblically-faithful church rooted in the traditional Anglican expression of the Christian Faith and the historic Book of Common Prayer.