About the Anglican Diocese of Central Newfoundland
The Diocese of Central Newfoundland is a diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada. Our Diocese was formed in 1975 as part of a restructuring of the original organization, the Diocesan Synod of Newfoundland (1873). Consent was given by General Synod to divide the original organization into 3 separate dioceses, Central, Eastern and Western.
The Central Diocese encompasses a large geographical area of the island portion of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our boundaries extend west to Badger in the Parish of Buchans, we include the south coast of Newfoundland both south to the Parish of Harbour Breton and all of the Burin Peninsula. Our eastern boundaries extend to the Parish of St. Mary’s, Clarenville, then north to Bonavista and that area on the northeast coast as far as the two parishes located on Fogo Island. There are 29 parishes and 97 churches within the Diocese.
What We Do
The Diocese of Central Newfoundland is an extremely active and vibrant faith community. Our ongoing work includes Anglican Church Women (ACW), Licensed Lay Ministry (LLM), Cursillo Movement, children and youth camps, christian education, university chaplaincy, outreach, social justice, stewardship, and more.
St. Martin’s Cathedral
St. Martin's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Diocese of Central Newfoundland. It is located in the town of Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador.