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Archibald Lang Fleming (1883-1953)

Archibald Lang Fleming Anglican bishop Archibald Lang Fleming was born at Greenock, Scot 8 Sept 1883.

In 1906 he went to Canada to train at Wycliffe College, Toronto, and in 1909 he established a mission at Lake Harbour, Baffin Island, where he stayed until 1916. For his crossing of Fox Peninsula on his return, he was made a member of the Royal Geographic Society. He served first as financial secretary and chaplain to Wycliffe College and then as rector of Old Stone Church, Saint John, NB.

He was appointed archdeacon of the Arctic in 1927 and was bishop of the Arctic 1933-49. His incredible travels as bishop of the Arctic earned him the title "The Flying Bishop." He died at Toronto 17 May 1953.

He was author of The History of St. John's Church, Saint John, New Brunswick (1925) and Archibald of the Arctic (1956).


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Saint Jude's Cathedral, Iqaluit
Cathedral of the Diocese of the Arctic, was damaged by an arson fire and had to be demolished in 2006. $3.5 million is needed to complete construction of the new cathedral.

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