Seventh parish may bless same sex unions

A seventh parish within the Diocese of New Westminster will become a place where the unions of gay and lesbian couples may be blessed. St. Hilda’s, Sechelt, after a period of study voted 122 to 9 in favour at a... Read More

Primate asks for comments on Windsor report

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, has posted a second webcast that summarizes the Windsor report and asks Anglicans throughout the country for their comments. Hutchinson’s... Read More

Bishops move towards reconciliation

Bishops Michael Ingham and Terry Buckle Bishop Michael Ingham has lifted an inhibition he imposed in February of 2003 against Bishop Terry Buckle of the Diocese of Yukon. The inhibition prohibited Bishop Buckle... Read More

Anglican’s Angel sculptures to be restored

Half a century ago, an Anglican artist sculpted four angels for a Vancouver church and made them ivory on a blue background. But they were too prominent for the United Church congregation, which decided to paint... Read More

Bell ringers appeal for peal

Bell ringers at St. Anne’s, Highgate, London: John Thorp, George Morley, Bill Bishop, Brian Hummel, Grant Meekings, and Peter Foote. Bell ringers in north London are appealing internationally to help save their... Read More

Christ Church Hope asked to explain membership drop

New Westminster Diocesan Council voted last month to ask the parish of Christ Church in Hope why the number on the parish membership role dropped from 180 to 62 within the space of seven months. Council received a... Read More

Anglicans clean up

Several members of the Diocese of New Westminster were at Renfrew Park in Vancouver one Saturday in September to join the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Each year, the Vancouver Aquarium organizes the event as... Read More

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s last Advent

On December 19, 1944, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in his bleak underground prison cell, began to write a Christmas letter to his fiancée, Maria von Wedemeyer. In it he included a poem to be shared with his parents called... Read More

Diocesan Briefs

Bishop Michael Ingham speaks to the Aboriginal Council at Christ Church Cathedral last month Aboriginal Council of Indigenous Peoples meets in Vancouver In a circle, members of "ACIP," the Anglican Council of... Read More


Some may look upon the attempt of Archbishop Robin Eames and his Commission that produced the Windsor Report as an attempt of the impossible. How indeed can the Anglican Communion, that bridges so many diverse... Read More