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To Be Of Service to Their Community

  Appropriately for the first woman bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, Bishop Melissa Skelton’s first ordinations were of two women to the diaconate. Connie Wilks of the Church of the Epiphany, Surrey, and... Read More

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  On Wednesday, June 25th at 12:15pm, Christ Church Cathedral and the Jack and Darlene Poole Foundation officially launched a campaign to raise $7.5 million dollars for an all-new bell spire, new roof and expanded... Read More

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Administrative Assistant to the Bishop Appointed

Bishop Melissa Skelton has appointed Mr Bill Siksay as Administrative Assistant to the Bishop and he will also serve as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Archdeacon. Bill is scheduled to begin in the Synod... Read More

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Wheels 4 Freedom Marathon for Our House: Update

Featured in the summer issue of Topic and on the diocesan website news pages is the story of 77 year old Our House West Coast Society founder and principal director, Norm Sharkey, ODNW and his remarkable journey... Read More

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Inspiring Leadership and Self-Renewal

During the late spring of 2014, and in consultation with Bishop Melissa Skelton (who was the chief facilitator of the Synod 2014 teaching sessions) members of the program staff of the Diocese of New Westminster... Read More

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PWRDF - Ride for Refuge

  PWRDF (The Primates Relief and Development Fund) has joined the Ride for Refuge, a North American fundraising bike ride program, to raise funds this October 4th for PWRDF’s food assistance project with the... Read More


Diocesan Council Approves Camp Artaban Settlement

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014, was the first meeting of the new, streamlined Diocesan Council elected at the 115th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster, May 23rd and 24th, 2014. The 22 member governing body of the... Read More

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As Communities Change, So Must the Church

  In a story repeated in many communities across Canada changing urban landscapes make history difficult to afford. It is far easier to seed a new Christian community than to breathe life into a community saddled... Read More