A Cultural Culinary Adventure

The Diocesan School for Parish Development (DSfPD) for 2017 got underway in late January with the first of the weekend sessions. School Coordinator, the Reverend Marnie Peterson with instructors, Andrew... Read More


Bishop's Pastoral Letter - Quebec Mosque Attack

Dear People of the Diocese of New Westminster The sounds of prayer at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre were shattered by gunfire at approximately 8pm, EST, on January 29, 2017. Six people were killed, 19 were... Read More


St. James' Supports St. Helen's Refugees

On the morning of Sunday, January 29, 2017, Peter Goodwin, John Conway and Doug Ibbott, all members of St. James’, Vancouver participated in the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany worship at St. Helen’s, Point Grey. As is... Read More


Spirituality Beyond Borders - The Bethlehem Centre

Are you interested in the topics of spiritual transformation and growth? Looking to go “beyond the borders” of your present life experience, awaken your curiosity, and meet with others who are doing the same? Our... Read More


Multi-Faith Clergy Press Conference

Rabbi Dan Moscovitz, Senior Rabbi of Temple Sholom in Vancouver took the lead in organizing a Multi-Faith Clergy Press Conference for 9:30am, the morning of Sunday, January 29 at Jack Poole Plaza. Sunday morning is... Read More


Quebec City Mosque Attack

On the evening of Sunday, January 29, 2017 a mosque in the Ste-Foy neighbourhood of Quebec City full of congregants gathered for Evening Prayer was attacked by gunfire killing 6 and injuring 19 (5 critically). On... Read More

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February 2017 Topic

Click the link to download a high resolution PDF of the February 2017 issue of Topic Deadline for the April 2017 issue is February 24, 2017 Click this link to manage your subscription (cancel, change address etc.)... Read More


A Distinguished Visitor to 1410 Nanton Avenue

Thursday, January 26, 2017, Bishop Melissa Skelton welcomed a distinguished visitor to the Synod Offices at 1410 Nanton Avenue. Her guest was Minister Thambyrajah Gurukalarajah, Northern Provincial Minister of... Read More

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The Stewardship Day 2017 - TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION

The Stewardship Day: Tools for Transformation conference, to be held on Saturday April 1, 2017, will equip stewardship leaders to transform Anglican giving through an understanding of the theology of stewardship,... Read More


Clergy Day - Guidelines for Clergy

More than 60 clergy of the diocese gathered at the Synod Offices on Thursday, January 19, 2017 for an all-day session that focused on a draft of Bishop Melissa Skelton’s “Guidelines for Clergy in the Diocese of New... Read More