On Friday, February 12, Prashanthi Yadavalli, Accounting Assistant at the Synod Office, became a Canadian Citizen in an on-line Citizenship Court. We are delighted to welcome her. Congratulations, Shanthi!
The Bishops have appointed The Reverend Philip Barker as Vicar of the Parish of All Saints' Agassiz (50% time) effective February 15, 2021. Philip succeeds the Reverend David Price who retired on December 31, 2020. Philip has lived in the diocese for about a decade and had Permission to Officiate but is now canonically resident here having transferred from his former diocese of Zululand in the Province of Southern Africa.
The Reverend Liz Hamel is appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge (50% time) to the Parish of St Helen, West Point Grey effective February 15, 2021. The appointment is for up to a year. The Reverend Scott Gould's appointment ended on December 31, 2020..
The Reverend Tasha Carrothers has been appointed Vicar (80%) of St Mary Magdalene, Vancouver beginning on March 1, 2021. She succeeds the Revd John Marsh. Tasha is currently Missioner for Parish Development in the Diocesan Office and Curate at Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster.
The Reverend Stuart Hallam, Rector of St Philip, Dunbar in Vancouver gave notice to the Archbishop and announced to the parish on January 10 that he would be ending his appointment with his last Sunday being February 28. The Archbishop regretfully accepted his resignation. Stuart and his family will return to the UK.
The Reverend Lucy Price, Vicar of Holy Cross, Vancouver has given the bishops and the parish notice that she will be leaving effective April 30 and does so with regret. Her family are relocating elsewhere in the diocese and for this reason she will end her appointment. The parish has asked the bishop for a direct appointment.
St Catherine of Alexandria, Port Coquitlam will relocate their community to St Laurence, Coquitlam in aid of strengthening their ministry. The first Sunday in their new home will be on February 28, 2021. The Reverend Pat Ratcliffe will continue her diaconal ministry with St Catherine of Alexandria and The Reverend Eric Mason is Priest-in-Charge.