Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, the Feast of All Saints was a particularly special day at All Saints’, Burnaby. We celebrated our 102nd birthday with the installation of a new deacon, the Reverend Lieutenant Gordon Barrett. Bishop Melissa Skeleton was present to preside and preach and officiate at the installation. There were several guests participating in the liturgy, including some added musicians; an oboist, cellist and a piper.
The service began outside with the piper leading a procession of clergy and lay into the church. The Celebration of the Eucharist proceeded in the usual order until after the Creed. At that point, the piper initiated the presentation of the deacon by piping Lord of the Dance. The Reverend Barrett used to be a pipe major, so this was a nice touch. After Psalm 146, and the installation covenant, two representatives from All Saints presented Rev. Barrett with a stole. After the installation, worship continued, ending with another procession to the lower hall.
Following worship, everyone was invited to a luncheon in the hall. Lunch was followed by a question and answer period with the Bishop. Overall, the day a success and enjoyed by all.
Images: Top and home page, The Reverend Lieutenant Gordon Barrett is installed as Deacon by Bishop Melissa Skelton. Bottom, Bishop Melissa and All Saint' priest-in-charge the Reverend Shirley Stockdill pose with the 102th Anniversary Cake. PHOTOS: Tom Neilson