Diocese of Qu’Appelle
Robert Hardwick is the 12th and current Bishop of the Diocese of Qu’Appelle. Rob became a Christian while serving as a police officer in England. Active in his local church, he led a Bible study group with his wife Lorraine for nine years and was the area representative for Christian Aid for six years. Rob attended St. John’s Theological College in Nottingham then was appointed assistant Curate, serving for four years in the parish of St. John the Baptist, Beeston, Nottingham. Rob was then appointed incumbent in North Lincolnshire and Rural Dean of the Yarborough Deanery in the diocese of Lincoln. In 2001, he moved to Canada, where he became parish priest of Swift Current parish, Saskatchewan and regional Archdeacon. In 2009 he was appointed executive archdeacon for the diocese and in 2012 he was elected Bishop of Qu’Appelle and ordained bishop March 2, 2013.
He describes himself as a “missioner, an innovator, an encourager of collaborative ministry, a prayerful team player and a man passionate about Christian stewardship, cycling, cricket and art.”