At the time of his consecration 1993, the Right Reverend Dr Burton was the youngest Anglican Bishop in the world and among the youngest since the Reformation.
He was educated at the University of Toronto; Oxford University; and Dalhousie University, where his studies focused on the theoretical basis of Scriptural interpretation.
He is a Doctor of Divinity of the University of King’s College, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Elliott House of Studies, an institution devoted to the training of clergy and based in Savannah, and on the Board of Visitors of Ralston College.
He has been married to Anna Burton for more than 20 years. They have two teenagers.