D of NW Represents at MVA AGM

The Diocese of New Westminster and BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada were well represented at the Metro Vancouver Alliance Annual General Meeting held at St. Augustine’s, Roman Catholic Church in Kitsilano, Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Some of the churches represented included: St. James’; St. Thomas’;  Holy Trinity Cathedral;  St John’s, Shaughnessy;  St. Clements;  St. Laurence;  First Lutheran, Vancouver; Gloria Dei Lutheran, North Vancouver.

The Anglican parishes of St. James', St. Thomas', St. Clements', St. Laurence and the Eco-Justice Unit of the d of NW are member organizations of Metro Vancouver Alliance, a broad-based alliance working for the common good. The Diocese of New Westminster is a Sponsoring Organization of MVA along with the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Vancouver.   

MVA is a nonpartisan and works on and for issues that have been raised by the member organizations which are: affordable housing; public transportation;  social inclusion;  and economic justice.

For further information or for someone to visit your parish about Metro Vancouver alliance please be in touch with the Reverend Margaret Marquardt,  chair of the diocesan Eco-Justice Unit.


  • Some Anglicans at MVA AGM: Left to right front row: Jayne Fenrich, St Thomas; Jean De Dieu,  Patricia McSherry, St James;  The Ven. Lynne McNaughton, St Clements,; Pat Sharpe, St Laurence, Back row: Bennett Mitten, St James;  the Rev. Margaret Marquardt, Diocesan Eco-Justice Unit ; the Rev. Michael Batten, St Thomas Vancouver; the Rev. Matthew Johnson , St.  James;  Paul Clark, St. John’s, Shaughnessy, Co-Chair social Inclusion Team of MVA;  Ross Bremner, St. Laurence; Justin Berger, St James.
  • The Reverend Michael Batten and Jayne Fenrich, Joey Hartman, President of Vancouver District Labour Council, a member organization of MVA is in the background
  • Jayne Fenrich and Paul Clark
  • Pastor Adolf Manz, First Lutheran Vancouver, Gail Berger, Gloria Dei Lutheran, North Vancouver and Sarah Rift, Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster in discussion.

PHOTOS: Margaret Marquardt and Patrick Bragg