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Waking Up the Real History of Canada

Children of God, a Review   Until June 3 at the York Theatre on Commercial, Indigenous Theatre Company Urban Ink is premiering Children of God, a new musical by Corey Payette. St. James Trustee and Residential... Read More

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Synod Sermon Video Links

Here are the links to the two Synod sermons on the "media module" of the diocesan website. Opening Eucharist, 9am, May 26, 2017 - Bishop Melissa Skelton Morning Prayer, 9:30am, May 27, 2017 - Archbishop Fred Hiltz.... Read More

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Bikes in Church: Vancouver Faith Communities Ditch their Cars

June is Bike Month and lower Mainland Faith Communities are taking part in a National Commuter Challenge to reduce their carbon footprint. From May 28 to June 11 hundreds of people of faith across Metro Vancouver... Read More

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Report of the Returning Officer

Returning Officer Susan Tufts assisted by Synod Staff and volunteers tabulated the Saturday, May 27th votes for Diocesan Officers.  The elections took place between 8 and 9:15am and there was a tie for Clerical... Read More

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Opening Worship Photo Album on Facebook

By 7:30pm on Ascension Day, May 25 the Italian Cultural Centre catering staff, the A/V-Tech crew, Synod Staff and Worship Team leader the Venerable John Stephens had concluded the set-up for 117th Synod of the... Read More

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Advocacy Success Story: The Story of Ethel

The story of Ethel started as a tenancy issue but it soon became obvious that there were other issues that needed to be dealt with. Ethel is in her late 80’s and was living alone, she was originally brought to us by... Read More

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#Pledge2Pray Between Ascension and Pentecost

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, has issued a global challenge to the faithful to take the #Pledge2Pray for #ThyKingdomCome, an online prayer initiative.     “Jesus prayed at the Last... Read More

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Clergy News Around the Diocese - Synod Week 2017 (May21-27)

APPOINTMENTS AND CHANGES   The Bishop has made two appointments to replace outgoing Regional Deans the Reverend Craig Tanksley (Peace Arch) and the Reverend Heidi Brear (Kingsway). Following consultation with their... Read More

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Sorrento Centre Associates’ Work & Study Week 2017

From May 7-13 2017, two dozen Sorrento Centre associates from BC and Alberta gathered to spend the week prepping the Centre’s grounds and buildings for the busy months ahead. During this week, associates worked six... Read More

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HTWR Rector to Embark on Fundraising Sermon Marathon

"Well I've got the sermon written and we will be getting started about 2pm on Saturday, May 20." This is a paraphrase of the words that the Reverend Neil Gray, rector of the The Church of the Holy Trinity, White... Read More