Opportunity for voluntary giving remain

Although the Stewards in Action program finishes at the end of the year, voluntary giving within the Diocese of New Westminster does not. The integrated budget of the diocese identifies the ministries that we... Read More

Youth aren’t only the church of tomorrow–they are also the church of today

Philip Murray with youth at Taizé, France, this summer In recent years, many traditional and “mainline” churches in the western world have been experiencing dramatic drops in membership, interest, and... Read More

People in the Diocese

The Bishop has appointed Michael Burpee of St. Laurence, Coquitlam, to chair the Task Force on Diocesan Physical Resources.  Mike, an examining chaplain for the discernment process towards priesthood, begins in this... Read More

Archbishop David Somerville – still 30 at 90!

Archbishop David Somerville. (Shirley Stockdill photo) “I always hated having my... Read More

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