`Sweeping' plan proposed for outreach

Refining their report to Diocesan Synod in the kitchen at St. Augustine's are Bonnie Paetkau, Alisdair Smith, Kathy Derksen, the Rev. John Stephens, the Rev. Paul Borthistle (staff support) and the Rev. Mavis... Read More


The Ven. John Bailey The Ven. John Bailey was made Archdeacon of Westminster (which encompasses both Westminster and Burnaby Deaneries) by the bishop last month. The archdeacon's post was made vacant with the... Read More

Three to retire from Synod Office

The Rev. Shirley Stockdill (left), Brenda Straker (center) and Doreen Stephens (right) Three diocesan staff members have announced their retirement. Brenda Straker, receptionist, will retire at the end of... Read More

Fifteen priests seeking Kootenay mitre

Five Diocese of New Westminster priests have thrown their hats in the ring in the attempt to win more pointy headgear as bishop of the nearby Diocese of Kootenay. The New Westminster candidates outnumber the... Read More

Bishop Michael's Easter Message

The Ascension window at the Cathedral This year the world is marking the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death in 1955. Most Christians have not even begun to think about the revolution in understanding he... Read More

Everyone a minister

 You may have seen Juanita at our parish dinners. She lives with two of our parishioners, but she is not able to come to church; however, she does minister to us and allows us to minister to her. Each Wednesday... Read More

SIA shortfall may require financial Synod

Diocesan revenues and expenditures are in line with expectations, but dropping contributions to Stewards in Action may require a special financial Synod late this year. Diocesan Council last month approved a 2005... Read More


Archdeacon John Struthers of St. David’s, Delta, has decided to retire July 1 from his job as corporate secretary of Finning International after 35 years of service to his company. He will have more time for his job... Read More


Ina Roelants: women's advocate Ina Roelants Ina Roelants, a long-time parishioner of St. Paul's, Vancouver, died March 4. She was 77. She was one of the diocesan group that started the W.I.S.H. Centre to help... Read More

Kyoto approval should lead to energy audits

The Kyoto Protocol - part of a global effort to combat climate change - was brought into force in Canada in February, coinciding with the release of the Archbishop of Canterbury's report `Sharing our Planet'.... Read More