God-willing, Vivian Seegers will be ordered to the transitional diaconate on Sunday, January 21 at St John, Shaughnessy at 7pm. The liturgical colour is red. The preacher will be the Reverend Emilie Smith, rector of St. Barnabas, New Westminster.
The Reverend Neil Gray, rector of Holy Trinity, White Rock and a priest in the Diocese of New Westminster for many years previous to this incumbency is retiring on April 30, 2018. His last Sunday will be April 8. Rev. Gray will be a "house for duty" priest at All Saints, Withycombe Raleigh which is located in the centre of Exmouth, Devon. 'House-for-Duty’ is an arrangement whereby a priest can live in a parish's rectory (or vicarage) in exchange for offering priestly ministry to the parish, but without receiving a stipend.