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June 2018 Topic

Please click the link to download a high resolution .PDF copy of the Summer (June) issue of Topic from Dropbox. Deadlines for the September and October issues are: July 20 and August 19. If you would like to make... Read More


Sunday and Daily Prayer Cycles updated

The Sunday Diocesan Cycle of Prayer provided by the diocesan office to assist parishes in their worship have been updated for mid-Year B. The Daily Diocesan Cycle of Prayer has also been updated. The links below... Read More


June Staff Meeting

It is hard to believe that we are already almost half-way through 2018 and that reality was brought home at the June staff meeting of the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster, held on June 6. The June meeting is... Read More


West Vancouver Community Choir Debut

The St. Stephen’s Community Choir under the direction of Annabelle Paetsch, with Douglas Lau presented a well-received concert after the morning service June 3. The congregation was invited to bring their tea and... Read More


Be Joyful in the Lord - Archdeaconry Evensong

The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth Evensong - Archdeaconry of Vancouver Combined Choirs. The 2018 Vancouver Archdeaconry Evensong for Pentecost was celebrated Sunday, June 3, Pentecost II at St.... Read More


St. David's Big Lunch for 2018

For the past seven years the Parish of St. David’s, Delta located in Tsawwassen has foregone the usual concept of the parish picnic and have instead adapted the fairly recent British tradition, The Big Lunch. The... Read More


Is There Life After EfM?

The Education for Ministry (EfM) Graduation Eucharist in the Diocese of New Westminster was celebrated on Saturday, June 2, 11am at St. Stephen the Martyr, Burnaby. Rector of St. Stephen, Ruth Monette joined by lay... Read More


Mother to Son Blanketing Ceremony in Delta

Alex Fortin is an Aboriginal student with family connections to First Nations located in the eastern Fraser Valley.  He graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours Physics).  He was presented a... Read More


Clergy News Around the Diocese for June 2018

The Archdeacon of Westminster and rector of All, Saints, Ladner, the Venerable Elizabeth Northcott has signified to the Archbishop that she will resign her archdeaconry and parish with September 23 her last Sunday.... Read More


The Feast of Corpus Christi - Solemn Mass, Procession and Benediction

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, the Feast of Corpus Christi, at about 7:45pm, Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside was filled with the sounds of the Carnival Band playing "When the Saints Come Marching In".... Read More