Indigenous/Aboriginal Homelessness - 2017 Count

Many thanks to Jerry Adams of St. James' for circulating these media releases about the 2017 Homeless Count. The Final Media Release regarding the 2017 Homeless Count and the Full backgrounder document are attached... Read More


Speakers for KAIROS Event Visit the Synod Offices

On their way to St. Mary's, South Hill to take part in a KAIROS event on Friday, April 7, keynote speakers: Nenita Condez, Eufemenia Cullama and Bishop Antoio Ablon of Salabukan Nok G'Taw Sumanen - Western Mindanao... Read More


Clergy News for the First Week of April 2017

Bishop Skelton has appointed the Reverend Tim Dutcher Walls 1/2 time priest-in-charge of St. David's, Delta located in Tsawwassen. Pastor Tim will begin his ministry June 1, 2017, the day after the Reverend Denise... Read More

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Archivist to Animator

The Office of the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada announced today, Monday, April 3, 2017, that Melanie Delva currently Archivist at the Diocese of New Westminster and the Ecclesiastical Province of British... Read More

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Raising the Reconciliation Pole

Indigenous and non-Indigenous Anglicans from all over the diocese were present at UBC on Saturday April 1 to witness the raising of a 17 metre reconciliation pole carved from a 800 year old cedar. by Kenny Pierce... Read More


Clergy and Money

More than 60 clergy of the diocese attended an all day session held in the Conference Room of the Synod Offices on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The day was titled “Money, Memorial Gardens and Sacraments – One of the... Read More

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One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

The Service of Reception and Recognition of Priesthood for the Reverend Ayoob Shawkat Adwar was held on Sunday March 26, 2017. Father Ayoob as we’ve known him for the past few years was the spiritual head of the... Read More

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Stoking the Sacred Fire

Sometimes you have no other choice than to stand.     In a way, they seemed like such mundane words. No elaborate imagery. No eloquent vocabulary. Nothing that probably hadn’t been said by someone else, somewhere... Read More

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April 2017 Topic

  Click the link to download a high resolution PDF of the April 2017 issue of Topic Deadline for the Summer 2017 issue is April 21, 2017 Click this link to manage your subscription (cancel, change address etc.) A... Read More


Youth Transforming Unjust Structures of Society for Women and Girls

For two weeks each year around International Women’s Day on March 8th, thousands of delegates from governments and civil society gather at the United Nations in New York City for the annual Commission on the Status... Read More