Unit Groups

Unit Groups

Anglicans For Eco-Justice; Refugees; PWRDF: Ecumenical Multi-Faith

Unit groups are diocesan funded and supported ministry groups with a specific ministry focus. 

Units are supported by the Director of Mission & Ministry Development.

Upcoming Events

World Water Day

Thursday, March 22, 2018



Diocesan PWRDF Unit Report - 60 Years of Outreach

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF ) and the diocesan unit say thank you to all individuals and parishes who donated to and undertook collective fund raising efforts for items in the 2017 World... Read More

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PWRDF 2018 Call for Nominations

2018 Board Members call for nominations Nominations are currently being sought for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Board of Directors. For information about desired qualifications, please read the... Read More


Adele Finney and Peter Goodwin - PWRDF Honorary Associates

On February 18, LENT I prior to The Peace being exchanged at the 10:30 am Eucharist at Christ Church Cathedral (CCC) retired PWRDF Executive Director, Adele Finney and current diocesan PWRDF Unit Chair, Peter... Read More

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Anglican Urban Aboriginal Ministries - Fridays in Lent

On Friday evenings during Lent 2018, Anglican Urban Aboriginal Ministry (UAM) (pastor, the Reverend Vivian Seegers) and Lutheran Aboriginal Ministry will present a Friday Lenten Series. On February 23, March 2, 9,... Read More


PWRDF Unit - Lenten Programme 2018

The Diocese of New Westminster PWRDF Unit commends the Canadian Foodgrains  Bank(CFGB) (PWRDF partner) to your parish for Lent 2018. This is a priority for PWRDF across Canada at this time as PWRDF marks 10 years of... Read More


MVA Transit Fare Impact

The Reverend Margaret Marquardt, chair of the diocesan Eco-Justice Unit is also on the leadership team of Metro Vancouver Alliance (MVA). MVA is going to be holding an action in March meeting with Ministers in the ... Read More


MVA Members from D of NW Meet with Shane Simpson

Beside this post you will see a photo of the MVA (Metro Vancouver Alliance) group who met with the Honourable Shane Simpson, Minister for Social Development and Poverty Reduction on January 23, regarding the... Read More


Federal Government Responds to Eco-Justice Unit Concerns

The Eco-Justice of the Diocese is concerned about Labour Practices behind consumer products Canadians purchase The letters below are from the Federal Government of Canada to the Eco-Justice Unit of the Diocese of... Read More


BVOR Christmas Appeal for Refugee Placement

A Message Forwarded from the Diocesan Refugee Unit (DRU) During this season of giving, please remember the many refugees who need a home. Refugees are in desperate need of Canadian sponsors. Find out how you can... Read More

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Letter from Ministry of Immigration

On December 10, 2017, Bishop Skelton's and Archdeacon Fenton's offices received the following letter from Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship for the Federal Government of Canada, The Honourable Ahmed... Read More

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National Housing Day Statement from Archbishop Fred Hiltz

November 2017 November 22 marks National Housing Day in Canada, an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the need for safe, adequate, and affordable housing, and to learn about the social, economic, and health... Read More


A Note From the Diocesan Refugee Unit

We can all be proud that the Diocese of New Westminster has had a strong response to the worldwide appeal for sponsorship of refugees. We have many parishes and other groups who have worked with our diocese to bring... Read More


Fair Wage Commission

The Province of BC is holding hearings regarding Fair Wages. This has arisen out of the issue of the increase in the minimum wage, what it needs to be and the timing of the raise. Metro Vancouver Alliance’s Economic... Read More

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PWRDF World of Gifts Guide and Bulletin Inserts

The Diocese of New Westminster's PWRDF Unit commends the Christmas World of Gifts (PWRDF section) to your parish for the Reign of Christ, November 26, 2017. We are asking that parish clergy and parish PWRDF... Read More


Book Launch - The Reverend Emilie Smith

Speaking to a crowd of about 40 in Spanish and English at the Co-op Bookstore on Commercial Drive in Vancouver on Thursday evening October 26, the Reverend Emilie Smith spoke tenderly and clearly about the people... Read More


PWRDF Executive Director Visits 1410 Nanton Avenue

Monday, October 23, 2017 was a fairly quiet day at the offices of the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster. Bishop Skelton was travelling to the House of Bishops and Executive Archdeacon, the Venerable Douglas... Read More


Walk for Refuge

On Saturday October 7, a group from St John the Divine, Maple Ridge (The Divine Dashers!) and St Laurence, Coquitlam got together and walked 5 km in Pitt Meadows to raise money for PWRDF. St. John's parishioner... Read More

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Changes to Citizenship Requirements - IRCC

Here is information for all who are working in Refugee and Newcomer ministry and for those who visit this site looking for information regarding the Diocese of New Westminster as SAH. Immigration Refugees and... Read More


PWRDF Ride for Refuge 2017

This RIDE got underway again this year at Richmond Christian High School in Richmond. The forecast rain nicely held off until after the RIDE was complete! A warm lunch was provided to the hundreds of Ride For Refuge... Read More

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Welcoming the Newcomer - MOSAIC Refugee Services Events

 Please find below and attached information on Events that are of interest to Refugees and members of your communities. This information is circulated by Iris Challoner, a senior staff member at MOSAIC. Welcome The... Read More