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The Reverend John Stephens, Bishop Coadjutor-elect began the first phase of his new ministry at the Synod Office on January 11.

His email address is and his phone number is 604. 684 6306 ext. 218.

Rev. Stephens will be on retreat through Thursday, January 14 in preparation for his consecration on January 23. I know that you will keep John in your prayers as he takes this time apart.

The Archbishop has made Martha Cameron a Postulant for the Diaconate. Martha is currently a member of St Barnabas, New Westminster.

The Reverend Canon Simbarashe Basvi, Rector of St David, Tsawwassen and his family have safely arrived from Zimbabwe and completed their quarantine on Wednesday, January 13. We welcome them to the diocese. An Induction will be planned when conditions allow.

The Reverend Stuart Hallam, Rector of St. Philip, Dunbar has signified to the Archbishop and the Parish that he will resign with his last Sunday on February 28. We wish Stuart and his family well as they return to England.

The Reverend Scott Gould concluded his appointment as Rector of St Helen, Point Grey on December 31. 


  • The Reverend Paula Porter Leggett will retire as Vicar of St. Alban, Richmond on January 31, 2021.
  • The Most Reverend Melissa Skelton will retire as Archbishop of the Diocese and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC and Yukon on February 28, 2021.
  • The Reverend Brian Heinrich will retire as Vicar of St Aidan and St Bartholomew on February 28, 2021.
  • The Reverend Canon Jonathan LLoyd will retire as Rector of St Stephen, West Vancouver and Regional Dean of Capilano on May 31, 2021. Jonathan and Sue, his wife, will return to England to be nearer to family.