SYNOD 2005: How old is 'youth'?

How old is “youth”? That’s a question that will return to Diocesan Synod next year. Diocesan youth report on recent mission to Guatemala Youth delegates as well as others were split on the motion, some arguing... Read More

SYNOD 2005: Synod votes to limit blessings within the diocese

The Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster on May 14 voted to limit same sex blessings within the diocese. Eight parishes where parish members have already voted to have their church be a place of same sex blessing... Read More

Ministries of the Diocese of New Westminster

Archdeacon: the Ven. Lou RiversRegional Dean: The Rev. Mark Lemon, Capilano-Kingcome Deanery This is the eighth report from parishes within the diocese of New Westminster regarding their ministry. This month we... Read More

Youth Connections

Willow Martin-Seedhouse of the Jubilee Clusber, and Meagan and Caitlyn Klarenbach of St. Philip's, Vancouver, carefully sort co-op coffee beans. (Samatha Cawker photos) Visit to Guatemala inspires pilgrims By... Read More

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