Christ Church Hope asked to explain membership drop

New Westminster Diocesan Council voted last month to ask the parish of Christ Church in Hope why the number on the parish membership role dropped from 180 to 62 within the space of seven months. Council received a... Read More

Anglicans clean up

Several members of the Diocese of New Westminster were at Renfrew Park in Vancouver one Saturday in September to join the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Each year, the Vancouver Aquarium organizes the event as... Read More

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s last Advent

On December 19, 1944, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in his bleak underground prison cell, began to write a Christmas letter to his fiancée, Maria von Wedemeyer. In it he included a poem to be shared with his parents called... Read More

Diocesan Briefs

Bishop Michael Ingham speaks to the Aboriginal Council at Christ Church Cathedral last month Aboriginal Council of Indigenous Peoples meets in Vancouver In a circle, members of "ACIP," the Anglican Council of... Read More


Some may look upon the attempt of Archbishop Robin Eames and his Commission that produced the Windsor Report as an attempt of the impossible. How indeed can the Anglican Communion, that bridges so many diverse... Read More

Diocese may be involved in Vancouver multifaith plan

The Diocese of New Westminster is participating in the creation of an "interspiritual centre" with a shared house of worship in a new sustainable urban neighbourhood planned for the southeast corner of Vancouver's... Read More

Website use has grown in 3 years

Use of the website has increased substantially over the past three years, at least among people actively engaged in the Diocese of New Westminster, according to a survey of 128 synod delegates earlier this year.... Read More

New primate visits diocese in December

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, will visit the Diocese of New Westminster in December for the first time as newly elected primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. Archbishop Andrew Hutchison The archbishop will... Read More


Marcus Borg at St. Mary's Kerrisdale Marcus Borg's lecture at St. Mary's Kerrisdale (reported in September's TOPIC, page 5) about emerging liberal Protestantism—a more accurate term than `emerging... Read More

Marriage should be a public event, in church

By the Rev. Kim Murray.Diocese of British Columbia One of the items passed by our General Synod when it met in St.Catharines, Ontario, this spring was an amendment to the marriage canon which opens the door to... Read More