A youth delegate's impression of Synod

  Kara Hawkes Having never attended Synod, it certainly was like no other experience I've had. Naturally, some aspects seemed to progress more quickly than others. The slower moving parts simply fell short or... Read More

Synod Briefs

  Parishes return The following parishes, absent since 2002, were welcomed back to Synod: St. Simon’s Deep Cove, St. Andrew’s Pender Harbour, and Holy Cross, Vancouver. Deacon presented North American award  ... Read More

Task Force on Diocesan Physical Resources plans to consult widely

Mike Burpee has assumed a challenging role within the diocese of New Westminster.  Responding to an invitation from Bishop Michael Ingham, he agreed to chair a Task Force to “review and make recommendations about... Read More

St. Michael’s report tossed from Synod to Diocesan Council

Diocesan Synod put the task of formulating the diocese’s response to the controversial St. Michael Report into the hands of Diocesan Council, in its annual meeting at Capilano College, North Vancouver, May 26 and... Read More

Diocese celebrations should watch their language

The Rev. Margaret Marquardt of St. Margaret’s Cedar Cottage, Vancouver Diocesan Synod, May 26 and 27, agreed that the diocese should be careful in its use of language and be sure that it is gender inclusive... Read More

Honouring Our Commitment needs a final push to reach its goal

First Nation’s carver Xwalactun and Bob Dolphin of St. George Fort Langley with a pole that the Coast Salish artist is carving for the parish hall. (Wayne Chose photo) The campaign chairs of the Honouring... Read More

Bishop’s Synod sermon urges Anglicans not to fear the world but to seek God in it.

Bishop Michael Ingham speaks to Synod There seems to be a bit of a fuss - a Christian fuss - in some parts of the world over the Da Vinci Code. The Roman Catholic Church has asked its members worldwide not... Read More

Synod Elections

As provided by Diocesan Canons (bylaws), half the representatives to Diocesan Council were elected at this year’s Synod to two year terms, along with several other positions. The list of those elected, a reported... Read More

How will you travel to Capilano College?

In line with the theme “And God Created…”, and to have fun, the Environmental Unit of the diocese is coordinating a ‘Consider your Journey to Synod’ Challenge. Parishes are challenged to journey to Synod by carpool,... Read More

Stewardship of Physical Resources

Mike Burpee, chair of the Task Force on Diocesan Physical Resources It seems that the one constant in our life is change. Kirk Hadaway, a demographer working with the Episcopal Church in the United States... Read More