Children & Youth Ministries
Diocesan Arts Ministry
Sheep and Goats
The Diocesan Arts Ministry, also known as Sheep and Goats, has been presenting musicals at Churches in the Diocese since 2012. Beginning with a young adult production of Godspell at Christ Church Cathedral, the company has since presented five other shows and have been invited to participate in Diocesan events such as the ordination and consecration of Bishop Melissa Skelton.
Sheep and Goats is a ministry that brings together all kinds of people to build community and engage in performing arts as a way of exploring spirituality and relationships. Participants join the cast, crew and production team from the host parish, other parishes of the Diocese, the Vancouver music and theatre communities and beyond. They range in age from 6-76 and have a wide variety of levels of engagement with the Church and musical theatre. Over the course of each production, we explore story, character, performance technique all within a supportive and accepting community.
The Arts Ministry is funded through the proceeds from performances, seed funding from parishes and the Diocesan Youth Movement as well as individual donations. Many skilled individuals with experience in musical theatre have also donated their time, talents and materials to help make these productions possible. This is a ministry that engages individuals, families, parishes, the Diocese and the wider community.
Godspell, Christ Church Cathedral
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, St Mary, Kerrisdale
A Christmas Carol in Marpole, St Augustine, Marpole
The Selfish Giant, St Philip, Dunbar
A Christmas Carol, St Mary, Kerrisdale
Oliver!, St Helen, Point Grey
A Christmas Carol in Burnaby, St. Timothy, Burnaby
Auditions and Future Productions
The Arts Ministry is always looking for new host parishes to partner with us in presenting shows. If you are interested in finding out more about current plans, or working with us on future productions, please contact the leaders of Sheep and Goats at [email protected].