Fall Back this Sunday
PST is on the way, remember to turn your clocks back one hour this Saturday night, November 1st. 
The Diocesan School for Parish Development Weekend and Week Long Courses for 2015
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. 
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'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

Last Updated On: 10/29/2014 9:58:08 AM
Posted On: 10/27/2014 4:46:40 PM   Last Updated On: 10/29/2014 9:33:40 AM

On Saturday, October 18th, 130+ people joined in community at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church in Aldergrove for a workshop titled, Stewardship in Community: The Benedictine Way. The subtitle read, Resources for Creating a Pathway of Life. I try to take the glass-half-full track. “Now, how hard can that be, really?” Our day was spent answering that question and learning about tools for creating a pathway of life.

Our facilitators for the day were Bishop Melissa and the Reverend Dr. Marilyn Hames, Honorary Assistant at St. Philip Dunbar. Bishop Melissa is an accomplished facilitator from her career in the corporate sector. Marilyn’s background includes engineering and research, and she is a priest as well as a spiritual director. We were in good hands!
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Posted On: 10/28/2014 10:57:21 AM   Last Updated On: 10/28/2014 11:00:55 AM
With all due respect to church concerts staged every weekend in naves, chancel entrances or parish halls all over the world, Jubilation – 125 Years of Musical Theatre at Christ Church Cathedral, Saturday, October 18th, 2014, achieved the “gold standard” for this type of entertainment. The sound was great, the lighting was perfect, the instrumentalists excellent and the performances were of an extremely high calibre. Read More ...

Posted On: 10/28/2014 1:41:14 PM   Last Updated On: 10/28/2014 1:59:31 PM


Over 60 leaders and young people from BC and Alberta descended upon Cranbrook this past Thanksgiving weekend. They travelled from far and wide; crossing mountain ranges, time zones, the straight of Georgia, and for some the street outside their house, to finally arrive at Christ Church Anglican. They gathered for the BC and Yukon Anglican –breath– Youth Movement’s (BCYAYM) Fall Conference: Wanderers.

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Posted On: 10/29/2014 9:41:01 AM   Last Updated On: 10/29/2014 9:41:27 AM


All Saints, Agassiz celebrated its 6th annual Peace Officers & First Responders Appreciation Day Sunday, Oct. 26th with record attendance, spilling over from the old church into the connecting hall. The idea for this celebration came to parishioner Leroy Burden years ago while working at the Agassiz and Hope police detachments. Working closely with the officers, he soon realized they were not getting credit for what they were doing. For months, Leroy has again worked towards getting representatives of the various services that provide our day to day security interested in attending this year’s event

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Posted On: 10/29/2014 9:57:15 AM   Last Updated On: 10/29/2014 9:58:08 AM

This past September, Bishop Melissa Skelton appointed me as Anglican Chaplain of College and University Students in the Diocese of New Westminster. It is a great privilege and I feel extremely honoured.

Throughout the years, colleagues involved with campus ministry, especially at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, have initiated many evangelistic endeavors on and off campus. I will try to continue their work in engaging Anglican students in conversations of faith and opportunities for service.

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