Blessing the Bicycles

Vancouver’s Christ Church Cathedral has a new bell tower but the bells ringing in the 120 year old church on May 29th were attached to the handle-bars of bicycles. With sacramental chrism oil, bicycle chain oil,... Read More


Neale Adams's May 30th Anglican Journal Article

Please click this link to access Neale Adams's May 30th article on the Anglican Journal website. Neale reported on the Opening of the textile exhibit, (in)finite, part of the Anglican Foundation's 60th Anniversary... Read More


Resolutions - Synod 2017

There were 12 Resolutions passed at the 117th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster held May 26 and 27. Although they covered a wide variety of issues, the most complicated Resolutions and the ones that had the... Read More

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Summer 2017 Topic

Click the link to download a high resolution PDF of the Sumer 2017 issue of Topic Deadline for submission for the September 2017 issue is July 21 and for the October 2017 issue, August 25. Click this link to manage... Read More

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Waking Up the Real History of Canada

Children of God, a Review   Until June 3 at the York Theatre on Commercial, Indigenous Theatre Company Urban Ink is premiering Children of God, a new musical by Corey Payette. St. James Trustee and Residential... Read More


Synod Sermon Video Links

Here are the links to the two Synod sermons on the "media module" of the diocesan website. Opening Eucharist, 9am, May 26, 2017 - Bishop Melissa Skelton Morning Prayer, 9:30am, May 27, 2017 - Archbishop Fred Hiltz.... Read More

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Bikes in Church: Vancouver Faith Communities Ditch their Cars

June is Bike Month and lower Mainland Faith Communities are taking part in a National Commuter Challenge to reduce their carbon footprint. From May 28 to June 11 hundreds of people of faith across Metro Vancouver... Read More


Report of the Returning Officer

Returning Officer Susan Tufts assisted by Synod Staff and volunteers tabulated the Saturday, May 27th votes for Diocesan Officers.  The elections took place between 8 and 9:15am and there was a tie for Clerical... Read More

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Opening Worship Photo Album on Facebook

By 7:30pm on Ascension Day, May 25 the Italian Cultural Centre catering staff, the A/V-Tech crew, Synod Staff and Worship Team leader the Venerable John Stephens had concluded the set-up for 117th Synod of the... Read More


Advocacy Success Story: The Story of Ethel

The story of Ethel started as a tenancy issue but it soon became obvious that there were other issues that needed to be dealt with. Ethel is in her late 80’s and was living alone, she was originally brought to us by... Read More