Please visit Bishop Melissa's staff page to access archived and recent sermon texts. Sermons from her September, October and November parish visitations have recently been added. Click the link to access the Bishop's schedule through to the end of 2014
There is currently one part time position in the Diocese of New Westminster posted on the Jobs page. Click to download the new application form for priests applying to parishes.
Please click the link to access a pdf copy of the November 2014 Topic. Please click Topic Deadlines and Guidelines to download the 2015 information. Submission deadline for the January 2015 issue is November 21st. Topic archives, 2013. Topic archives, 2012. Topic archives, 2011. Topic archives, 2010.
The photo above taken Monday morning, November 17th at Church House in Toronto was during the Venerable Lynne McNaughton's tour of the General Synod offices. Lynne is rector of St. Clement's, Lynn Valley and Archdeacon of Capilano. She is also the clergy Council of General Synod (CoGS) member from the Diocese of New Westminster.
Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, the Feast of All Saints was a particularly special day at All Saints’, Burnaby. We celebrated our 102nd birthday with the installation of a new deacon, the Reverend Lieutenant Gordon Barrett. Bishop Melissa Skeleton was present to preside and preach and officiate at the installation. There were several guests participating in the liturgy, including some added musicians; an oboist, cellist and a piper.
Bishop Melissa Skelton’s visit made a huge impact on the life of the parishioners at St. Mark’s, Ocean Park on the weekend on November15 & 16. On the Saturday evening, the Bishop met with 40 parish leaders for an informal reception and then an hour of questions and answers. Questions were raised about her balancing her corporate life with Procter and Gamble while still receiving theological training. Questions were also raised about reaching out to our communities. She mentioned, that her agenda is strongly focused on parish development and the urgency to get on with the job of building our congregations.
The Revised Common Lectionary: Year B begins on Advent I, November 30th, 2014. For those denominations that follow the Common Lectionary that Sunday will be the church’s New Year’s Day. Year B will include a good portion of Mark’s gospel (slightly less than half) and Bishop Melissa Skelton wanted to offer diocesan clergy the opportunity of an “exploration” session in order to help them develop their sermon content for the coming year
Click to download the April 2014 revised How May We Help You? staff guide
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