Archbishop Anne Germond has served as Metropolitan of the Province of Ontario and Archbishop of Algoma in the Anglican Church of Canada since October of 2018. She had served as Bishop of Algoma from February 2017 until being made its Archbishop upon election as Metropolitan.
Archbishop Germond was born in South Africa, and was educated at St. Theresa’s School, Johannesburg, a convent Catholic school. She converted from Roman Catholicism to Anglicanism during high school. She and her husband, Colin Germond, migrated to Canada in 1986. Archbishop Germond is a graduate of Thorneloe University’s School of Theology, she was ordained as a deacon in 2001 and as a priest in 2002. Archbishop Germond was the rector of the Anglican Church of the Ascension in Sudbury, Ontario until 2016.
She also held the position of archdeacon within the Sudbruy-Manitoulin Deanery. She is also the Chancellor of Thorneloe University, an affiliated college of Laurentian University, in Sudbury from 2015-present. She was elected as the 11th Bishop of Algoma on 14 October 2016, and consecrated and installed on 11 February 2017. Archbishop Germond is the first woman to serve as the Bishop of Algoma Diocese. On 10 October 2018, she was elected as the next Metropolitan of the Province of Ontario. As Metropolitan, she was also promoted to Archbishop of Algoma. Archbishop Germond is the third woman to hold the title Archbishop in the Anglican Communion. As Metropolitan, Archbishop Germond will oversee the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario’s synod and house of Bishops.