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Council names new giving program

The program of voluntary giving for the Diocese of New Westminster last month was named “Going the Extra Mile” by Diocesan Council. The program replaces Stewards in Action (SIA), which was formally terminated by... Read More

Conference on the church and mental health offered Feb. 11

The Justice and Peace Unit is sponsoring a workshop February 11 on mental health and how church goers can better respond to people with mental health issues. The presenter is Dr. John Toews, professor of psychiatry... Read More

Christians strive for peace in India’s Punjab

Thoba Parish in the Diocese of Amritsar poses with Bishop P.K. Samantaroy (in white vestment) after a Sunday service. The bishop’s wife Lily is to his left, as is Canadian Andrea Mann. The parish in the Punjab,... Read More

Broadcaster chose to be priest

The Rev. Art Hives The Rev. Art Hives died December 15 in Victoria. A memorial service took place on January 14 at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale. He was 80. The following remembrance comes from Lyndon Grove of St.... Read More

Art, worship combined

Combining Art and Worship opens our hearts, our souls, and our minds to new ways of visualizing and understanding a living faith. This is what we attempted to do last Advent with the theme “Citizens of the Cosmos.”... Read More

Epiphany Church fills need with ‘Operation Top Hat’

  The Rev. Leonard Dyer Several years ago, on Christmas Eve morning, I was... Read More

Sun and wind to power parishes

Alternative energy sources – the sun and the wind – will help provide energy for four parishes in the Diocese of New Westminster, thanks to a $50,000 “Green Building Grant” from the Real Estate Foundation of BC and... Read More

Diocesan Coat of Arms

Cathedral has a Coat of Arms as well Christ Church Cathedral has a coat of arms as well as does the diocese. As the place where the bishop's chair is kept, or the "cathedra," the cathedral's arms incorporate the... Read More

Financial Stewardship

Alisdair Smith Frankly, my own journey regarding financial stewardship is a simple one. I recall my Dad giving me a quarter to put in the plate on a Sunday morning and I just figured that it went off and did some... Read More

Harry Potter Festival at Christ the Redeemer delights children

Christ the Redeemer left the muggle world and entered the magical world of Harry Potter by hosting its first Harry Potter Children’s festival. The parish youth group, along with other volunteers, on Nov. 19 helped... Read More