The Very Rev. Leighton Lee

Dean and Rector

Phone: 403-269-1905 x116

The Very Rev. Leighton Lee was appointed Priest-in-Charge of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in 2006 and was subsequently appointed Rector in 2009. In February 2016, he was installed as fourteenth Dean of Calgary He previously worked in rural ministry as Assistant Curate in the Highwood Parish which is centred around the town of High River, 60 kilometres south of Calgary.

He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1972 and raised in Calgary. He graduated from the University of Calgary in 1995 with a BA in Art History and the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 2003 with an M. Div. While at General, he was awarded the Bishop of Newark Preaching Prize, given annually for a student sermon judged on the basis of content, delivery, theological consistency and biblical integrity.

As Rector of the Cathedral he is responsible for the overall administration of the Cathedral parish’s liturgical and spiritual life as well as the execution of various diocesan, civic and national events. Since his appointment he has focused on renewing the Cathedral’s ministries of Music, Liturgy, and hospitality.

His interests include the work of Percy Dearmer and the Alcuin Club, the architecture of Ralph Adams Cram, hymnody, opera, French cooking, the City of Boston and the Pipe Organ. 

Photo by Julia Millen.

Photo by Julia Millen.