“Tool Time” coming to Church Depot

The memorial garden established by St. Andrew’s, Langley, will be discussed at Church Depot’s “Tool Time” Saturday, October 13, at the parish Organizers of Church Depot, the diocese's workshop program, have... Read More

Plan 2018 – Eleven years from now, here we come!

A strategic plan for the diocese, initiated at Diocesan Synod, will be based on what Anglicans throughout the Diocese of New Westminster are passionate about, say several diocesan leaders. Up to ten regional... Read More


Leonard Mack McFerran, 79, known in his later years as "Bishop Mack," died May 3 in Vancouver. Born in Ontario, he was associated with St. James' Vancouver as a social work priest in the late 1950s. He worked as a... Read More

The Anglican Communion must embrace UN Millennium Goals

Among the tribes of northern Natal in South Africa, the most common greeting - the equivalent of "hello" in English - is the expression sawu bona. Literally it means "I see you." If you are a member of the tribe... Read More

Why Eating locally is responsible-and tasty

Lettuce eat locally! With increasing concerns over global warming come questions about how to make a difference in our day-to-day lives. As Anglicans in this Diocese, we benefit from the leadership of parish... Read More

Editorial - Two very different Synods

The Diocesan Synod in late May produced a clear result. By a large margin we approved a new Ministry Assessment Process, the work of a task force's tireless chair Mike Burpee and its other members. They held more... Read More

Diocesan Synod 2007: Preparing for Ministry

Diocesan Synod is time for members to come together. Much like family gatherings, we meet to share our stories, to discuss what's best to do, and most of all to enjoy each other in all our diversity. We also worship... Read More

Diocesan Shorts

All Saints’ Mission rector blesses solar panels All Saints Anglican Church in Mission is now the first church in Canada to have photovoltaic solar panels on its roof. With local and provincial officials present,... Read More

Confessions of a Shopaholic

I'll admit to being a slave to today's consumer economy. Up until recently (yes-I have read the papers) I willingly spend $2.00 on bottled water and continue to drive to the grocery store as opposed to walking, when... Read More

Impressions of General Synod

The Rev. John Oakes was one of five clergy delegates at the national General Synod in June. When our new Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, gave some of his major impressions of General Synod 2007 in an address... Read More