Thoughts About Ash Wednesday

I am the editor of Topic and communications officer for the diocese. I know this for a variety of reasons.  One of the reasons is that those words are on my business cards and the printing of those cards was organized by the administrative staff of the Diocese of New Westminster. That in itself (for me at least)... Read More


Pancake Induced Memories

Many thanks to Cliff Caprani, independent documentary filmmaker, All Saints', Ladner parishioner, enthusiastic baritone chorister, devoted spouse to Nicky, diocesan comms videographer, photographer and reporter for sharing this piece originally published on the All Saints', Ladner website. And Cliff, your memory... Read More

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Report - Indigenous Ministries Sunday

[by Cameron Gutjahr] The Sunday of this General Synod was dedicated to the Indigenous ministries of the Anglican Church of Canada. This was a long, intense, but in the end, absolutely wonderful day. So many things happened, that I fear that trying to do them all justice would end up doing them all a disservice. So... Read More

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"Indigenous Peoples Sunday" Eucharist

Today we focus on Indigenous Peoples of the Anglican Church of Canada, the Doctrine of Discovery, and the TRC. While Cameron will give you a full report later, I thought you might like to see the procession of the Eucharist, with Indigenous leaders from across Turtle Island. If you watch closely, you will see the... Read More

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“All of us acting Christ-like to one another”

[by Peter Elliott] It was the end of a long afternoon session on Saturday July 9 at General Synod 2016 when the Primate called upon Bishop Fraser Lawton from the Diocese of Athabasca to address the General Synod about the recent forest fires in Fort McMurray Alberta. At the podium, Bishop Lawton spoke about how... Read More

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Provincial Caucuses elect CoGS reps

It has been a long haul today, and we apologize for the lack of many updates as we spend our time engaging with the many meetings, conversations, and sessions from 8am-9pm and beyond.  These are long but fulfilling days. One of the big pieces of today was that the Provincial caucuses met today to elect their... Read More

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Morning Bible Study brought together by altar cloths

Our morning Bible study began with the reading of Isaiah 43. It was read 3 times and we were invited to discern for ourselves and then share with another what we heard and experienced from the chapter. Artist Elizabeth Adams has painted a cloth for each of the 30+ tables,  and after our reading and sharing, we... Read More

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Day II -- as observed by The Ven Douglas Fenton

Day II -- as observed by The Ven Douglas Fenton It was hard to believe that the clock was correct.  It felt like it was well before a civilized time for even someone with insomnia to be getting out of bed:  4:30 am.  Of course, that was what time it would have been had I still been in my own bed but, no, this is... Read More


Archdeacon Lynne McNaughton Elected Deputy Prolocutor

Elected on the third ballot, our very own, the Venerable Dr. Lynne McNaughton, Archdeacon of Capilano and rector of St. Clement's, Lynn Valley is the next Deputy Prolocutor of General Synod. Congratulations Lynne! Photo: Before and after. The Ven. Lynne McNaughton waits to hear the results of the election for... Read More

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