Ministries of the Diocese of New Westminster

Archdeacon: The Ven. Beverley Stewart Regional Dean: The Rev. Fred Tassinari All Saints is a downtown church where the community is a blend of cultures, including Indo-Canadian and First Nations. The parish... Read More

Parishes need to market themselves to the larger community

Jane Osler "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." While true, a name can have unintended consequences. For example, the Diocesan Communications Committee _ what would its name... Read More


The Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg The Parish of St. James, Vancouver welcomed the Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg as honourary priest. He is the director of the Native Ministries Program and professor of First Nations... Read More

St. Mary's remembers the Diocese of New Westminster’s first bishop

On a Sunday afternoon in New Westminster, the historic church of St. Mary's witnessed a service of Evensong in memory of Bishop Acton Windeyer Sillitoe and in celebration of the 125 years since the diocese's birth.... Read More

Rev. Tess Meadows work in Belize

The Rev. Tess Meadows Tess Meadows, Deacon of the Diocese of New Westminster, has spent her last year in southwest Belize. She has been working as a Volunteer in Mission with children in the remote areas of the... Read More

Seventh parish may bless same sex unions

A seventh parish within the Diocese of New Westminster will become a place where the unions of gay and lesbian couples may be blessed. St. Hilda’s, Sechelt, after a period of study voted 122 to 9 in favour at a... Read More

Primate asks for comments on Windsor report

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has posted a second webcast that summarizes the Windsor report and asks Anglicans throughout the country for their comments. Hutchinson’s... Read More

Bishops move towards reconciliation

Bishops Michael Ingham and Terry Buckle Bishop Michael Ingham has lifted an inhibition he imposed in February of 2003 against Bishop Terry Buckle of the Diocese of Yukon. The inhibition prohibited Bishop Buckle... Read More

Anglican’s Angel sculptures to be restored

Half a century ago, an Anglican artist sculpted four angels for a Vancouver church and made them ivory on a blue background. But they were too prominent for the United Church congregation, which decided to paint... Read More

Bell ringers appeal for peal

Bell ringers at St. Anne’s, Highgate, London: John Thorp, George Morley, Bill Bishop, Brian Hummel, Grant Meekings, and Peter Foote. Bell ringers in north London are appealing internationally to help save their... Read More