There is currently one full time position and 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.

Cycles of Prayer for 2014-2015

Please click the links to download .docx versions of the 2014-2015 Prayer Cycles. 

Sunday Cycle of Prayer for Year B. (Updated: November 26th)

Monthly Cycle of Prayer for Weekdays.

Christmas Bazaars and Fairs
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. 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

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.
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.

The Marks of Mission
Click the link to visit the Marks of Mission webpages on the General Synod site. 

Current News

Last Updated On: 11/24/2014 10:08:15 AM
Posted On: 11/13/2014 10:27:57 AM   Last Updated On: 11/24/2014 10:07:53 AM
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Posted On: 11/18/2014 2:01:48 PM   Last Updated On: 11/24/2014 10:08:15 AM
Please join us at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale,
as we mark the beginning of the new
Christian year with beautiful texts and music,
and with fellowship following the service.


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Posted On: 11/26/2014 6:32:05 PM  

The Reverend Ruth Monette has been appointed as Director for Mission and Ministry Development effective December 1st, 2014. 

Ruth had been appointed Acting Director on December 1st, 2013, with the proviso that a mutual review would be undertaken before a year was up and following the election of the new bishop. Ruth brings a wealth of experience from her various roles in parish leadership from around our Diocese Read More ...

Posted On: 11/25/2014 4:01:06 PM  


Last May, after ten years of excellent service, Dr. Charles Nurse, ODNW resigned as the webmaster and host of the diocesan website, effective the end of 2014.

Creating and designing a new website for the diocese is a daunting task. Not only have digital protocols and priorities changed drastically (with 70% of page views now on mobile devices) but the huge amount of content on the site which remains of interest to many needs to be archived but remain accessible Read More ...

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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