A Message from our Bishop
Welcome to realAnglican! We seek to be authentic (real) in our expression of classical Anglicanism (Reformed Catholicism) so as to walk through the gateway of Our Lord to abundant life (St. John 10. 7-10).
To be real is to be genuine; it is to be actual and actualized. It is to actually exist in truth, and not in imagination. Thus, we at realAnglican stand for true religion and lively faith. This core understanding of what it means to be “real” pairs well with my interest and insight into the human condition from a psychological lens (psyche means "soul"): We live in fantasy more often than we realize (which is the very nature of fantasy!). Unreflectingly, we sleepwalk through much of our earthly existence. However, this is not our purpose nor our destiny. Hence, in the Epistle lesson appointed for the start of every Church Year, St. Paul calls us out of our slumber: “Now it is high time to awake out of sleep” (Romans 13. 11)!
Will you join me in waking to the pursuit of a new life—a real life—worth living? We would love to hear from you and connect with you!
The Right Reverend Andrew E. Nussey
About our Bishop
Meet the episcopal vicar
The Right Reverend Andrew E. Nussey is the Bishop for The Mission Diocese of St. Luke the Evangelist, which currently comprises The Pro-Cathedral of St. Luke in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Bishop Nussey (who prefers to simply be called “Andrew”) was made a Deacon on the Feast of the Ascension A.D. 2007 and ordained a Priest on the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist A.D. 2007 from the Anglican line of succession. In different dioceses from within the Anglican Church of Canada, Andrew served in full-time parish ministry for a number of years.
Called to episcopal ministry, Andrew was consecrated a Bishop on Whitsunday (The Day of Pentecost) A.D. 2019 from the Old Catholic line of apostolic succession.*
Andrew is a National Councillor of the Prayer Book Society of Canada and a Spiritual Care and Learning Centre (SCLC) Leader at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Andrew is a regulated health professional of the Province of Ontario as a Registered Psychotherapist of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He is also a Certified Canadian Counsellor and Certified Canadian Counsellor – Supervisor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Andrew provides psychoanalytic (psychodynamic) psychotherapy, clinical supervision of other therapists, and spiritual direction. Here is his professional website: https://andrewnussey.ca
Andrew holds the following university degrees and graduate certificate:
- Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (Fielding Graduate University)
- Master of Theology (Trinity College, University of Toronto)
- Graduate Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy (University of Guelph)
- Master of Divinity Honours (Queen’s College Faculty of Theology)
- Bachelor of Arts (University of King’s College & Dalhousie University)
*The Old Catholic Church (sometimes called the Ancient, or Original, Catholic Church) derived centuries ago from a movement that sought reform within the Roman Catholic Church. The Old Catholic Church and classical Anglicanism share much in common with respect to formation, beliefs, and practices (one might regard them as close cousins). Akin to the Church of England, while resistance to the authority of the Bishop of Rome (Pope) in local affairs led to a split of the Old Catholic Church from the Roman Catholic Church, it is interesting to note that Bishops consecrated faithfully from within the Old Catholic line of apostolic succession are considered by the Pope's jurisdiction to be valid.