Nonie Guthrie, former TOPIC columnist, dies in 90th year

    Nonie Guthrie Iona Vivienne Guthrie, 89, who wrote a monthly column for TOPIC in the early 1980s titled “My Father’s World,” died last August on Salt Spring Island. Nonie Guthrie was described by long time... Read More

All Saints, Mission, signs Covenant in Ministry

In the church office, Bishop Michael Ingham signs the Parish Covenant document, which wardens Terry Kennedy and Fiona... Read More

Guest Editorial

How many times have I sat in a group at a church conference, exchanging conversation, and the question comes up: “Which church do you belong to?” and we describe the location, the size, the people, the challenges... Read More

Diocesan Council opposed to groups setting up alternate Canadian Anglican structures

Diocesan Council at its October meeting declared that while it welcomes a diversity of Anglican views, people and groups working to undermine the Anglican Church of Canada and the diocese are to be opposed. In a... Read More

Work party from St. David’s visits Mexican orphanage

  Archdeacon John Struthers of St. David’s, Delta, helps Brian and Armando move gravel at the Emmanuel Children’s Home in Tijuana, Mexico. (Don Christie photos) The youth group of St. David’s began its... Read More

Will the Anglican Communion exclude the Church of England?

Archbishop Peter Akinola of Nigeria is greeted byArchbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams at a meeting of Primates last year at Lambeth Palace, Williams’ official residence. (Anglican Communion News Service... Read More

Anglican cemetery now well cared for

The Anglican Cemetery at Chilliwack is on a hillside on Hilllcrest Drive The diocese has to decide whether it wants to keep a cemetery it almost forgot. The Anglican Cemetery at Chilliwack on Hillcrest... Read More


Doreen Stephens, retiring archivist, examining documents at the diocesan archives, located at Vancouver School of... Read More


Thinking about taxes, er... ministry There’s a temptation to think of assessments – the amount of money that parishes send to the diocese monthly – as “taxes” – with all the negative connotations that word... Read More

God and language:

  The Rev. Ellen Clark-King, priest associate at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver ‘Nottata persa e figlia fimmina’ - this Sicilian saying is used colloquially to refer to something that has been a total waste... Read More