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Linda Nicholls was installed fourteenth Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada on Tuesday, July 16 at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, BC.

Archbishop Nicholls was elected Primate on July 13 at the 42nd session of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. She was elected on the fourth ballot among five candidates nominated earlier this year by the House of Bishops. Archbishop Nicholls succeeds Archbishop Fred Hiltz, who has served the Church as Primate since 2007.

Archbishop Nicholls is the first woman to head the Anglican Church of Canada and only the second woman in the entire Anglican Communion to lead a national church. She is also the first bishop of Huron elected as Primate.

Photos: Ven. Tanya Phibbs and Rev. Canon Todd Townshend