St. Hilda's Remediation Update

Within a week of the January issue of Topic going to print in early November (see the article on pages 10 and 11) and an excerpt of that article posted on the diocesan website news pages the ordained and lay leadership of St. Hilda’s, Sechelt became aware of information regarding the remediation of the church building that changes the scope of the work needed and greatly increases the predicted costs involved.  

Rector of St. Hilda’s, the Reverend Clarence Li informed diocesan communications on December 30, 2017, that the situation is rapidly changing and the plan is to hold a special vestry meeting January 14 to look at borrowing up to $500,000 toward the predicted $900,000 renovation cost and also to look at the possible development of St. Hilda’s property.  

More details will be communicated as they become available through diocesan electronic communications and in future issues of Topic.  

Please keep the St. Hilda’s –by – the – Sea community in your prayers as they discern what God is calling them to do during this challenging time. St. Hilda’s website.


  • Led by the Reverend Bruce Morris, deacon of St. Hilda’s and Project Manager of the remediation, members of St. Hilda’s inspect the exterior west facing wall.
  • Missioner for Congregational Development from the Diocese of New Westminster, Tasha Carrothers facilitates a meeting with St. Hilda’s members.
  • The scaffolding in the sanctuary December 13, 2017
  • Reverend Morris speaks to the group about what needs to be corrected in order for the structure to be safe and sound.

Photos: Clarence Li