Bishop Melissa's Sermon Texts and Schedule

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 are currently two 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.

Christmas Bazaars and Fairs
The Diocesan School for Parish Development Weekend and Week Long Courses for 2015
November 2014 Topic

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.

Interactive Diocesan Regional Groupings Map
Please click to access this GOOGLE MAP of Diocesan Regional Groupings
Diocesan Council Highlights November 1st, 2014
Parish Mail Deadlines and Guidelines for 2015
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

Last Updated On: 11/21/2014 9:23:20 AM
Posted On: 10/24/2014 1:02:35 PM   Last Updated On: 11/20/2014 12:03:46 PM
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Posted On: 11/20/2014 11:27:27 AM   Last Updated On: 11/20/2014 12:06:12 PM


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.

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Posted On: 11/20/2014 12:03:04 PM  


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.

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Posted On: 11/21/2014 9:21:51 AM   Last Updated On: 11/21/2014 9:23:20 AM


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. 

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Posted On: 11/19/2014 2:27:51 PM   Last Updated On: 11/19/2014 3:29:35 PM


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

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