The Assessment Task Force has arranged a series of October and November Archdeaconry meetings to gather further comments on Assessment models and to gather comments on a draft 5-Year Diocesan Vision statement that attempts to lay out the things we are actually working on as a diocese for the next five years.
Bishop Skelton has asked that clergy attend and also that they encourage parishioners to attend in that this work will influence Council and Synod as they both make decisions about our common life over the next five years. The meeting dates, times and locations are:
October 22: The Fraser Archdeaconry will meet 10am-12noon at
St. Dunstan, Aldergrove (includes Valley and Peace Arch deaneries)
October 26: The Lougheed Archdeaconry will meet 7-9pm at
St. John, Port Moody (includes Golden Ears and Tri-Cities/North Burnaby deaneries)
November 2: The Vancouver Archdeaconry will meet 7-9pm at
St. John, Shaughnessy (includes Granville and Point Grey deaneries)
November 16: The Burrard Archdeaconry is scheduled to meet 7-9pm
location TBC (includes Kingsway deanery)
November 26: The Capilano Archdeaconry will meet 10am-12noon
St. Agnes, North Vancouver (includes North Vancouver and Sea to Sky deaneries)
The Westminster Archdeaconry consisting of the Richmond/Delta and Royal City/South Burnaby deaneries had their meeting October 5 in Ladner.
There were 24 in attendance at the Westminster meeting held at All Saints', Ladner; Mission and Ministry Development (MMD) chair, Kim Hodge facilitated the presentation and discussion of the draft 5 year vision statement and the Reverend Dr. Richard Leggett led the ATF portion. They will reprise their leadership of the discussions at the subsequent meetings.
If you are unsure of the Archdeaconry/Deanery designation of your parish please check the Find-a-Church pages on this website. The parishes are clustered by deanery.