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.
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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