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The Journey of Christmas in seventh year at St. Mark’s

Mari Ann Hussen adjusts a light on Mary at the “Journey of Christmas” display at St. Mark’s Ocean Park, South Surrey. (Barbara Walks photo) Come on a journey - a journey to South Surrey, a journey of faith,... Read More

Diocesan Council likes the idea of more coordination of ministry in the diocese

A proposal for more coordination amongst the various committees that have a hand in running the diocese was favourably received by Diocesan Council at its meeting last month. The 40-member group generally agreed... Read More

Chancellor welcomes new residential schools agreement in principle

Chancellor George Cadman told Diocesan Synod that a new agreement in principle between the federal government, First Nations people, and the churches that ran residential schools “fills in the gaps” and should be... Read More

Diocesan Synod approves new ministry plan

Diocesan Synod approved a new system for diocesan ministry and outreach – and how to pay for it – at a special financial synod meeting at St. Catherine’s Parish in North Vancouver on Saturday, November 26. Some 182... Read More

Church group told to stop using ‘Anglican Communion’ in name

Corporations Canada, which regulates the names of federal corporations, has ordered a group of churches using the name “Anglican Communion in Canada” to change its name. The Anglican Church of Canada last January... Read More

Council chair says Canadians full members of Anglican Communion

The chair of the Anglican Consultative Council – one of the four so-called “instruments of unity” that work to keep the Anglican Communion together – told New Westminster Anglicans that Canadians continue to be full... Read More

Bishop Terry Buckle elected Metropolitan

Bishop Terry O. Buckle of the Diocese of Yukon has been elected metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon by the executive committee of the provincial synod. Archbishop Buckle was... Read More

New way proposed to pay for our ministry together

Six archdeaconry meetings were held to help find the most appropriate assessment system. This meeting was at St. Philip’s, Vancouver, for the Vancouver Archdeaconry Diocesan Council has recommended to the... Read More

Synod to consider long-term funding for ministries in a revised budget

Annual support for Camp Artaban, the diocese’s camp for youth, would go from $12,000 to $50,000 next year in a revised diocesan budget that will come before the special financial synod this month. Camp Artaban’s... Read More

Diocesan Synod - the basic facts

 What and where is synod? The Diocese of New Westminster’s special financial synod will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at St. Catherine’s, 1058 Ridgewood Drive, North Vancouver, and beginning at 10 am (registration... Read More