Bachelor, University British Columbia. L.Th., Theological College, Vancouver, 1942.
Rector St. Peters, Seal Cove, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, 1942-1945. General secretary Student Christian Movement, University Manitoba, 1945-1949. Also part-time lecturer St. Johns College.
Rector Church of St. John the Baptist, Fort Garry, 1949-1955, St. Jude's, Winnipeg, 1955-1960. Named director social service and priest-director Indian work Diocese of Ruperts Land, 1960. Helped establish first Indian-Metis Friendship Center.
Joined staff Church's national headquarters, Toronto, 1964. Consecrated bishop of Kootenay, 1966. Primate Anglican Church of Canada, 1971-1986.
Moderator central committee World Council Churches, 1975-1983. President Canada Council Churches, since 1985.
Commonwealth Group on S. Africa 86.
Married Isabel Florence Brannan. Children: Maureen (Mistress Peter Harris), Patricia Anne (Mistress Paul Robinson), Douglas, Elizabeth Jean (Mistress David Bacon).