Investiture of New Members to the ODNW

The 8th Investiture of New Members to the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster, Morning Prayer and Celebration.

The 2016 Investiture of New Members to the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster, Saturday, November 5, 10:30am will be celebrated at the Massey Theatre located at 735 8th Avenue, New Westminster on the grounds of the New Westminster Secondary School.  

The investiture of the 49 people nominated by parishes and the further 9 nominated by Bishop Skelton will take place within the context of a service of Morning Prayer. Bishop Skelton will lead the prayers and preach. Michael Dirk, organist and director of music at St. John’s, Shaughnessy will be the organist leading the music in worship with an octet of choristers from St. John’s directed by Ann Chen. 

An offering will be received and envelopes will be provided. This year the offering will be directed to a special fund to stimulate new congregational starts and new parish initiatives as a way to honour ODNW recipients’ dedication to building up of the Church.

At the conclusion of worship, a light snack will be served to all who wish to partake in the New Westminster Secondary School’s small gymnasium located down the hall and around the corner from the theatre doors. There will be signage and a team of greeters available to direct members of the congregation to the small gymnasium.

You will find attached below a downloadable map of the parking lot, with the restricted parking spaces marked in red. Please pay careful attention to parking signs on the property.

In May of 2016, Diocesan Council passed a motion amending  Canon 22, the Canon relating to The Order of the Diocese of New Westminster. Beginning with this year, 2016, new members to the ODNW will be nominated and invested every two years. The next Investiture of New Members to the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster will likely occur close to November 1, 2018. 

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