The Windsor Report: How women became priests: two versions

From the Windsor Report Sections 12-20(slightly condensed) The Rev. Florence Li Tim O The story of ordination of women to the priesthood and episcopate provides us with a recent example of mutual... Read More


Unlike the case in some other dioceses in the Anglican Church of Canada, Diocesan Synods in New Westminster are seldom dull. There was the surprise vote of 1998, when the motion asking for a blessing of same sex... Read More

US, Canadian deans visit Vancouver

Thomas Roach, liturgical fabric artist and member of Christ Church Cathedral, shows visiting deans and others some of the Advent vestments that he created that are in the Cathedral's collection Sixty visitors... Read More

Diocese grants national stewardship $300,000

The Diocese of New Westminster has donated $300,000 to a national Anglican Church program designed to increase stewardship and planned giving across the country. The program, called "Letting Down the Nets," has... Read More

True reconciliation to take will, intention... and time

The Rev. Kevin Dixon, chair of the Task Force on Reconciliation Reconciliation in the diocese will take time, Diocesan Council was told last month as it received the final report of the Task Force on... Read More

A Diocesan Narrative Budget

The annual diocesan budget tells the story, in crisp figures, of how resources are received and then used up. It is a tool for accountants and for those who enjoy, or are fascinated with figures. Figures tell an... Read More

Church's `Dark Age' saw positive social change

A review of For the Glory of God: How monotheism led to reformations, science, witch-hunts and the end of slavery. By Rodney Stark. Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford. ISBN0 0-691-11436-6. Cloth 2003... Read More

`Revolutionary roadmap' a tool for the soul

<P>A Review of The Spirtuality of Mazes and Labyrinths by Gailand MacQueen. Northstone, 2005, $37, 128 pages One of the most intriguing phenomena of a burgeoning quest in our culture for the Spirit is the... Read More

Fine primer on an essential topic needs more depth

A Review of Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault. Cowley Publications, 2004, $17, 160 pages. There is no doubt there is an interest in spirituality, contemplation and the mystical approach... Read More

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