A Call to Prayer Amidst Violence

The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz has sent a message concerning the shootings in Ottawa October 22nd.

Bishop Melissa has sent the following message out on the diocesan twitter feed:

"My heart goes out to the two Canadians in the military who have died and their families. Please pray for them and for a cease to terrorism in our country and in all countries."

Bishop Melissa's Sermon Texts and Schedule
Please visit Bishop Melissa's staff page to access archived and recent sermon texts. Click the link to access the Bishop's schedule through to the end of 2014 


There is one full time Executive Director's position associated with the Anglican Church of Canada on the Jobs page. Click to download the new application form for priests applying to parishes.

Interactive Diocesan Regional Groupings Map
Please click to access this GOOGLE MAP of Diocesan Regional Groupings
October 2014 Topic

Please click the link to access a pdf copy of the October 2014 Topic. Please click Topic Deadlines and Guidelines to download the 2014 information. Submission deadline for the December 2014 issue is October 24th. Topic archives, 2013. Topic archives, 2012. Topic archives, 2011. Topic archives, 2010.

MVA Leadership
New Metro Vancouver Alliance (MVA) LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE sessions. November 7 and 8, 2014. Click the link for info and registration. 
Diocesan Council Highlights, September 9th, 2014
A brief summary of highlights from the September 9th meeting of the governing body of the Diocese of New Westminster. 
Bishop's Retreat for Clergy
November 3rd - 5th at Loon Lake Research and Education centre, led by the Most Reverend Michael Peers. Registration is now at capacity but a waiting list is begin maintained. Please contact the Venerable Douglas Fenton
Screening in Faith
Here is a hotlink to SCREENING IN FAITH - the dioceses Human Resources website.
Job descriptions, Policy Manuals, Postings and more.
The Marks of Mission
Click the link to visit the Marks of Mission webpages on the General Synod site. 

Current News

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October 4th, 2014, The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) participated in the Canada and USA wide Ride for Refuge for the first time. The objective is to raise funds for diverse charitable organizations. In conjunction with the ‘Fred Global Food Security initiative that PWRDF is engaged with from 2013-16, PWRDF is directing funds raised from the Ride for Refuge to provide food for 12,000 displaced peoples living in South Sudan as part of the current $400,000 Food Project in South Sudan.

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Due to increasing population and differing ministry needs, the Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster passed a motion to form a new diocese in 1914, to include the area from “the point where the summit of the Cascade range touches the present West boundary of the Diocese of New Westminster…along the summit of the Cascade rage East of Lillooet Lake…” etc.   That motion passed, and though the new diocese could not elect their own bishop until they had raised enough money to pay him, they were quick to plan their first synod – to be held October 28th, 1914 in Ashcroft, with Bishop dePencier in the chair.

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Take part in St. Catherine, Capilano's, Vicar of Dibley Marathon on Saturday, October 25 - this may well be your only chance to binge-watch all 20 episodes of this BBC hit comedy back-to-back! And for what a good cause - you'll be raising some funds for St. Catherine's!

Here’s the trick – it’s free to enter at 9am, but you have to pay if you leave early.

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