The Bishop last month appointed the Rev. April Stanley as interim priest-in-charge of All Saints, Ladner. She returned to the Diocese recently after a year’s study leave in California. Prior to that, April was... Read More


Democracy is a word we’re hearing quite a bit about these days, and it should be noted that the Anglican Church is very much a representative democracy. Each diocesan leader, its bishop, is elected. Once elected,... Read More

History excites new archivist

  Melanie Wallace became the diocese’s archivist at the beginning of the year. Well, how to title a short introduction from the archives is not an easy task. A quick canvassing of my friends for an idea for a... Read More

Lent’s fasting will lead to the feast of Easter

In its earliest sense, Lent referred to the lengthening of days in the spring. The association of the term with fasting is more recent, especially in the English speaking world. But the custom of fasting in the days... Read More

Joy house

The House on 64th Avenue

  There’s an old cherry tree at the back of 1450 West 64th Avenue in the Marpole area of Vancouver that’s not in very good shape. There are only a few healthy shoots branching out high in the air. Joy Kogawa... Read More

St. James’ in Vancouver reviews 125 years of fashion

The “Ooooh”s and “Ahhhhhh”s characteristic of modern fashion shows were far from absent on a Saturday evening in January, at the “125 Years of Fashion” evening hosted by St. James in celebration of their 125th... Read More

Parishioners help children read

Four years ago, Gwynne Thompson, a teacher at Lord Selkirk Annex in Vancouver, was desperate to find a way to improve the reading skills of her students. Listening intently to Nevin Li at Selkirk Annex in... Read More

Multi-faith issues theme of conference

Conversion comes from God and not from humans, Bishop Michael Ingham told a diocesan conference on multi-faith issues last month. He said that the bishops of the Anglican Communion at their last Lambeth Conference... Read More

VST installs Wendy Fletcher as principal

Dr. Wendy Fletcher, new principal of the Vancouver School of Theology The Rev. Dr. Wendy Fletcher, a professor of church history, was installed as the ecumenical school’s sixth principal. She is the first... Read More

Faith@Work conference Feb. 18 to probe everyday ministry

Most local Anglicans spend much of their lives in everyday jobs that many of them would not really class as “Christian” at all, never mind as opportunities to serve God. But that is a great pity, says Rev. John... Read More