WHITEHORSE, Yukon, March 14, 2006 - Archbishop Terrence O. Buckle has appointed Douglas MacAdams, Q.C., of Abbotsford to the post of Chancellor of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon.

Doug MacAdams of Abbotsford, appointed to be the new Chancellor of the Ecclesiastical Province by Metropolitan Terrance Buckle, here show working at a Diocese of New Westminster Synod.

He succeeds David Skillings, of Victoria, who has been Chancellor for the past three years.

The Chancellor is the chief legal officer for the Archbishop of the Ecclesiastical Province. (The Archbishop is also titled the Metropolitan.)

The Ecclesiastical Province, one of four within the Anglican Church of Canada, includes four dioceses within British Columbia, the Parishes of the Central Interior, which made up the former Diocese of Cariboo, and the Diocese of Yukon, the Archbishop’s diocese.

Mr. MacAdams, who currently worships at St. George, Fort Langley, is a former delegate to the Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province, a former Diocesan Legal Assessor, and chair of the Resolutions Committee for several sessions of Synod of Diocese of New Westminster. He is a lawyer with a practice in Abbotsford.

Mr. Skillings, a parishioner at Christ Church, Victoria, has been the Registrar of the Diocese of British Columbia (Vancouver Island) for the past 14 years. He is in private practice in Victoria.

The Metropolitan has asked Mr. MacAdams to begin working with him following the meeting of the executive council of the Provincial Synod at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale, Vancouver, on  March 25 and 26. Archbishop Buckle said he will ask the Provincial Synod to formally confirm his appointment at the meeting of the Provincial Synod in the fall.