It should take a parish to raise a child

Hold Onto Your Kids: Why Parents Matter More Than Peers, by Gordon Neufeld, PH.D., and Gabor Maté, MD. Vintage Canada Edition 2005. Paperback, $22.95 Reviewed by the Rev. Margaret Marquardt, St. Margaret’s, Cedar... Read More

I’ve read the paper, heard the radio – now what do I do?

There’s no two ways about it—I’m a ‘news junkie’. I need to know what’s happening in the world. I regularly read The Guardian and the Toronto Star as well as several American papers and blogs online, and lots of... Read More

Partners in Mission

Andrea Mann Warmest greetings from the national Partners in program. I’m grateful to be able to work out of the Diocesan Office in as a national resource person. I will be here through December. As... Read More

Ministry plan gets hearing

New proposals for diocesan ministry and outreach – and how to pay for it – have received favourable responses in initial archdeaconry meeting around the diocese, according to Diocesan Treasurer Jim Stewart. The... Read More

More youth coming to Artaban in 2005

This summer’s attendance at Camp Artaban was up by about a quarter over last year, David Quinton of the Camp Artaban Society reported. Quinton said that over nine weeks the camp on Gambier Island in Howe Sound... Read More

PWRDF accepting donations for US hurricane relief

Christ Church in Bay St. Louis on Mississippis's Gulf Coast. one of at least six Episcopal (Anglican) churches destroyed by Hurricane Katrina (Photo: Christ Church Parish Website) The Primate's World Relief and... Read More

Brother Roger and the unity of Christians

Photos from Taizé website, It was agreed amongst Christians of almost every sort – when Brother Roger Schutz, the founder of Taizé died the world lost a modern saint. Such unanimity is rare in... Read More

Caring about her neighbours

  Dominique Evans in front of Port Moody’s parish sign with her poster. (Cathy Hall photo) Dominique Evans, 9, cried when she saw the pictures on TV showing how Hurricane Katrina affected both adults and... Read More

Diocesan Briefs

Environmental Stewards needed The Environmental Task Force (ETF) is recruiting Environmental Stewards from each parish. This person will serve as a liaison between the ETF and their parish to ensure that... Read More

Diocese continues to help parishes with leaks

“Leaky envelope” problems continue to bedevil parishes throughout the diocese, forcing them to carry out new building fund campaigns, and requiring the diocese to find money for construction loans and special... Read More