Clergy and Money

More than 60 clergy of the diocese attended an all day session held in the Conference Room of the Synod Offices on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The day was titled “Money, Memorial Gardens and Sacraments – One of the... Read More

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One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

The Service of Reception and Recognition of Priesthood for the Reverend Ayoob Shawkat Adwar was held on Sunday March 26, 2017. Father Ayoob as we’ve known him for the past few years was the spiritual head of the... Read More

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Stoking the Sacred Fire

Sometimes you have no other choice than to stand.     In a way, they seemed like such mundane words. No elaborate imagery. No eloquent vocabulary. Nothing that probably hadn’t been said by someone else, somewhere... Read More

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April 2017 Topic

  Click the link to download a high resolution PDF of the April 2017 issue of Topic Deadline for the Summer 2017 issue is April 21, 2017 Click this link to manage your subscription (cancel, change address etc.) A... Read More


Youth Transforming Unjust Structures of Society for Women and Girls

For two weeks each year around International Women’s Day on March 8th, thousands of delegates from governments and civil society gather at the United Nations in New York City for the annual Commission on the Status... Read More


George Frederick Ferguson – July 5, 1925 – March 7, 2017

George Frederick Ferguson, lifelong Anglican (he was baptized at Christ Church Cathedral), long time Abbotsford resident and mayor of the community for the best part of the last 40 years, was laid to rest in... Read More


David Donald George Tatchell, Priest July 1, 1929 - March 15, 2017

The Reverend David Tatchell, priest, died on March 15th ‘peacefully at home’ and with ‘grace and dignity’ -- such enduring characteristics of David. David was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on what would... Read More


Eric Lowe, Priest: October 5, 1926 - February 27, 2017

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Melissa Skelton I write to tell you that the Reverend Eric Lowe, priest, died on Monday, February 27, 2017 in South Surrey, BC. Eric was born in Athlone Ireland in 1926, the son of... Read More


Tsawwassen Parish Marks Patronal Festival

Members of St. David’s Community Choir entered the church nave March 3 carrying a humble leek each (one of two emblems of Wales) leaving no doubt that the evening’s concert was launching the parish celebration of... Read More


Reception of Ayoob Shawkat Adwar as Priest in the Anglican Church

A small but significant piece of history will be made at the Anglican Parish of the Church of the Epiphany (Epiphany), Surrey on Sunday March 26 when Bishop Melissa Skelton will receive and recognize the priestly... Read More