Thursday, November 16 was the final Clergy Day gathering for 2023. Active Clergy of the diocese are expected to attend these sessions held in the Conference Room at the Synod Office three or four times a year. The day begins with worship at 9:30am followed by a morning session, lunch break and an afternoon session which wraps about 3:30pm with Bishop John Stephens’s offering a reflection on the day and an update on his activities.
The theme of the day was “More than we can ask or imagine: Contemporary Liturgical Resources for the Diocese of New Westminster “. Using Advent as a case study, the Reverend Canon Rob James, Associate Professor, Anglican Formation and Studies at VST and the Venerable Richard Leggett, Vicar of Holy Trinity Cathedral and former Archdeacon of Westminster presented how to use the contemporary liturgical resources authorized for use in the diocese to enrich and expand the worship life of parishes in the diocese. The recent liturgical resources being used in the Church of England were of particular interest to the clergy gathered that day.
It has been confirmed that the Spring Clergy Day will take place, Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Details about the day will be communicated to the clergy of the diocese as they become available.
Photos Randy Murray