Twenty Years of Faithfulness and Dedication

To be rector of a parish for over twenty years is truly a remarkable achievement in ministry. To be the ordained leader of shared ministry for that length of time offers a unique opportunity and a unique... Read More


Bishop's Fund for Refugee Resettlement

Dear People of the Diocese of New Westminster, In our Gospel reading for this last Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we hear Mary’s declaration that God “has lifted up the lowly” and “has filled the hungry with... Read More


Calvin Presbyterian Church Abbotsford

St Matthew's, Abbotsford took to heart Isaiah 54:2 'Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide,' as we welcomed Calvin Presbyterian whose new church building in Abbotsford was not quite ready... Read More

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January 2016 Topic

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St Helen's Youth Member of Synod Featured in Globe and Mail

Kate Hodgson, a member of St. Helen's, Point Grey who is also that parish's Youth Member of Synod is featured in this December 25th Globe and Mail article about BC's top "10 Under 20" youth activists.   Read More

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Find a Church Near You for Christmas Services

The Diocese of New Westminster stretches from Powell River to the northwest all the way to Hope in the east. There are 68 parishes all part of the Anglican Church of Canada and the World Wide Anglican Communion.... Read More


St. David's Music Director Debuts Original Advent Anthem

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, St. David of Delta's Director of Music, Lesley Sutherland debuted an original composition called "Mary" based on Luke 1:34 "How can this be for I am still a virgin?" The piece was... Read More


Archbishop invites young Christians to spend ‘a year in God’s time'

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has invited more young Christians to join the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace. Applications opened today for the second year of the program, which offers people aged... Read More


Clergy News Around the Diocese - December 2015

As had been shared in an earlier “Clergy News Around the Diocese” report on the diocesan website and in the December issue of Topic (the monthly publication of the diocese), we know that on the recommendation of the... Read More

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UPDATE! ACW Hospital Chaplaincy Challenge Met for 2016

During the December 9, 2015 meeting of Diocesan Council, the Venerable John Stephens, Archdeacon of Vancouver and rector, of St. Philip, Dunbar reported the following information about the funding of the Vancouver... Read More