Holy Cross, Vancouver, reorganized

Departing members of the parish of Holy Cross, Vancouver, late last year decided to pay the parish’s back assessment to the diocese before leaving the church. Meanwhile, Diocesan Council at its December meeting... Read More

Bishop says religious groups should hold Goverments to account

The job of religious organizations is to hold governments to account, but not exercise political power themselves, Anglican Bishop Michael Ingham told an audience in Vancouver last month. “It is the role of religion... Read More

People: Deacon Meadows reports how hurricane hit Belize

Archbishop David Somerville’s 90th birthday was celebrated last month at parishes the Somervilles attend. Here he is at St. Catherine’s, North Vancouver, with the Rev. John Mash, and Frances Somerville.  A week... Read More

Quiet services bring Christmas hope

The name “Blue Christmas” some think relates to the 1957 song by singer Elvis Presley Sometimes the Christmas season is just too much for people. A loved one has died, or a marriage has broken up, or even a... Read More

Youth Connections

Keeping Youth Ministry Safe - Tips and Resources The Don’t Panic! workshop sponsored by WAYnet, the New Westminster Anglican Youth Network, took place last month. We spent the afternoon brainstorming, sharing... Read More

Cross installed atop St. Mary’s

The Rev. Kevin Dixon 60-feet high with the new cross about to be installed above St. Mary’s Kerrisdale. (Photo by Harry Siempelkamp) The Rev. Kevin Dixon, rector of St. Mary’s Kerrisdale, is a man not afraid of... Read More

St. Oswald’s Port Kells receives historic font

St. Oswald’s, Surrey, now has a connection with the Prince Rupert Anglican Coastal Mission, which operated in northern B.C. coastal waters from 1912 to 1958. The Mission operated two mission ships serving the... Read More

The Martyrdom of Thomas Becket

  December 29, 1170: “In the name of Jesus, the protector of the church, I am ready to embrace death” December 29th is always a sad occasion for the Church of England, and by extension for all Anglicans. This was... Read More

Church sermon inspires musical outreach

It is strange the thoughts that occur when you sit in your church listening to a familiar minister preaching the usual Sunday sermon. There is a peace of words which can flow over you, words triggered by the lesson... Read More


 A pensive Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams The Archbishop of Canterbury can be very frustrating. First of all he’s an academic, and writes and speaks like one. Those who want simple, clear declarative... Read More