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Taizé founder’s light shone true and powerfully

Only days before the death of Brother Roger on August 16 during the evening service in Taizé 19 pilgrims from the Diocese of New Westminster prayed and sang with him on the very spot where he died. This was our... Read More

The Honouring Our Commitment campaign:

  Linda Robertson and Gordon Lee, co-chairs of the Honouring Our Commitment campaign. The Honouring Our Commitment campaign arose out of the Diocesan Special Synod held in January 2003. Synod voted unanimously... Read More

Youth Connections - A place for New West youth news

This past summer, fifteen New West youth, accompanied by four leaders, made a pilgrimage to Taizé, a small community nestled in the French countryside, returning to Canada only a few days before the tragic murder of... Read More

It should take a parish to raise a child

Hold Onto Your Kids: Why Parents Matter More Than Peers, by Gordon Neufeld, PH.D., and Gabor Maté, MD. Vintage Canada Edition 2005. Paperback, $22.95 Reviewed by the Rev. Margaret Marquardt, St. Margaret’s, Cedar... Read More

I’ve read the paper, heard the radio – now what do I do?

There’s no two ways about it—I’m a ‘news junkie’. I need to know what’s happening in the world. I regularly read The Guardian and the Toronto Star as well as several American papers and blogs online, and lots of... Read More

Partners in Mission

Andrea Mann Warmest greetings from the national Partners in program. I’m grateful to be able to work out of the Diocesan Office in as a national resource person. I will be here through December. As... Read More

Ministry plan gets hearing

New proposals for diocesan ministry and outreach – and how to pay for it – have received favourable responses in initial archdeaconry meeting around the diocese, according to Diocesan Treasurer Jim Stewart. The... Read More

More youth coming to Artaban in 2005

This summer’s attendance at Camp Artaban was up by about a quarter over last year, David Quinton of the Camp Artaban Society reported. Quinton said that over nine weeks the camp on Gambier Island in Howe Sound... Read More

PWRDF accepting donations for US hurricane relief

Christ Church in Bay St. Louis on Mississippis's Gulf Coast. one of at least six Episcopal (Anglican) churches destroyed by Hurricane Katrina (Photo: Christ Church Parish Website) The Primate's World Relief and... Read More

Brother Roger and the unity of Christians

Photos from Taizé website, www.taize.fr It was agreed amongst Christians of almost every sort – when Brother Roger Schutz, the founder of Taizé died the world lost a modern saint. Such unanimity is rare in... Read More