St Mary Mags' Accessible Garden

Ask any gardener – a garden is good for the soul. There’s something about sharing in the ongoing wonder of creation, of coaxing life from a seed and nurturing its growth. And the scent of fresh basil, of sun-warmed... Read More


Cycling for Seafarers 2018

Submitted by Peter Smyth and Jane Dittrich Cycling for Seafarers 2018 arrived on Saturday, August 25 after much preparation and the cyclists gathered ready to get going on their respective distances all to assist... Read More


Sacred Earth Camp: love & compassion

Ishaan Dhadral a first year camp counsellor reflects on his experiences with the diocesan environmental justice ministry Salal + Cedar and their summer youth program that took place August 2018 at Southlands Farm in... Read More


Is it a Rectory or a Vicarage?

“Simple in plan and detail, this bungalow features a front gable roof with a full open front hipped verandah and a side gable dormer. Set close to the street, it is complemented by sympathetic modern plantings.....”... Read More


David H. Gifford-Cole (Priest)

The Reverend David H. Gifford-Cole (Priest) March 27 1930 to August 22 2018 Born March 27, 1930 in the United Kingdom, the Reverend David Gifford-Cole died August 22, 2018 in Courtenay, BC. He was predeceased in... Read More


Conrad James Adams Memorial Concert

A moving tribute in harp and piano music was performed at St. Stephen’s West Vancouver on Saturday, August 18 to honour the memory of Conrad James Adams (father of Canadian musician/singer/songwriter Bryan Adams).... Read More

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September 2018 Topic

Please click the link to download a high resolution .PDF copy of the September 2018 issue of Topic from Dropbox. Deadlines for the November and December issues are: September 21 and October 19. If you would like to... Read More


Liability Insurance for Outside Users documents updated

Since 2012 the Diocese, through HUB Insurance Brokers, has provided parishes with an inexpensive way of allowing user and rental groups to obtain liability insurance for their usage of parish premises. The materials... Read More


Happy Birthday to the Dittrichs

After worship on Sunday August 12, the Parish of St Alban the Martyr in Burnaby (along with Jane Dittrich of Christ Church Cathedral) celebrated the birthdays of two of their parishioners, the Rev. Douglas Dittrich... Read More

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Clergy News Around the Diocese - August 2018

A Celebration of New Ministry will take place at St Alban, Richmond on Wednesday, September 5 when the Reverend Paula Porter Leggett is licensed as Vicar. The Archdeacon of Westminster, the Venerable Elizabeth... Read More