Briefly Noted

Circle of Life: The Heart's Journey Through the Seasons by Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr. An invitation to listen to the wisdom of each season and to explore the relationship between the seasons of the earth and... Read More

Annual Diocesan Synod happening on May 13 and 14

The annual Diocesan Synod this year promises to be lively with decisions being called for that may affect the future of the diocese for years to come. The 103rd session of Diocesan Synod (the “annual general... Read More

Consider the Journey: Social Justice & Transportation

Bishop Michael Ingham leads cyclists to St. Edward's in Richmond. Cyclists are the Rev. Paul Borthistle, the Rev. Mavis Brownlee, Thomas Seagrave (in front), Valerie Borthistle, and Paige Dampier. Watching are... Read More

`Sweeping' plan proposed for outreach

Refining their report to Diocesan Synod in the kitchen at St. Augustine's are Bonnie Paetkau, Alisdair Smith, Kathy Derksen, the Rev. John Stephens, the Rev. Paul Borthistle (staff support) and the Rev. Mavis... Read More


The Ven. John Bailey The Ven. John Bailey was made Archdeacon of Westminster (which encompasses both Westminster and Burnaby Deaneries) by the bishop last month. The archdeacon's post was made vacant with the... Read More

Three to retire from Synod Office

The Rev. Shirley Stockdill (left), Brenda Straker (center) and Doreen Stephens (right) Three diocesan staff members have announced their retirement. Brenda Straker, receptionist, will retire at the end of... Read More

Fifteen priests seeking Kootenay mitre

Five Diocese of New Westminster priests have thrown their hats in the ring in the attempt to win more pointy headgear as bishop of the nearby Diocese of Kootenay. The New Westminster candidates outnumber the... Read More

Bishop Michael's Easter Message

The Ascension window at the Cathedral This year the world is marking the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death in 1955. Most Christians have not even begun to think about the revolution in understanding he... Read More

Everyone a minister

 You may have seen Juanita at our parish dinners. She lives with two of our parishioners, but she is not able to come to church; however, she does minister to us and allows us to minister to her. Each Wednesday... Read More

SIA shortfall may require financial Synod

Diocesan revenues and expenditures are in line with expectations, but dropping contributions to Stewards in Action may require a special financial Synod late this year. Diocesan Council last month approved a 2005... Read More