David Rushton, ODNW was unable to attend the 10th Investiture of New Members to the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster, Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster, however, Archbishop Melissa Skelton was able to make the journey to St. David's, Delta inTsawwassen on Wednesday March 20 and invest David into the Order.
The investiture was attended by a number of ODNW members and was followed by a reception in the parish hall.
David was one of 10 "Bishop's Nominees" in 2018, and his Citation reads as follows:
David’s ministry in the broader church has been in stewardship. He was a pioneer of planned giving, being the first chair of the diocesan Planned Giving Unit in 1990. He served as Planned Giving Officer for the diocese, a Consultant in Stewardship and Planning Giving for General Synod, and one of the creators of the diocesan Anglican Initiatives Fund. David worked on stewardship with the Dioceses of British Columbian and Caledonia, was a Director of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship, and helped organize a major international stewardship conference in 2007.
Many thanks to Elizabeth Murray, ODNW for sending in these great photos taken by Mary Horton.
There is one more 2018 investiture to go and that will see Madeline May Cooper invested into the Order by Archbishop Skelton, April 14, Palm Sunday at St. John the Evangelist, North Vancouver.
- Archbishop Melissa Skelton and David Rushton, ODNW with the Certificate
- Archbishop Skelton with St. David's priest-in-charge, the Reverend Tim Dutcher- Walls and David Rushton during the prayers of the investiture liturgy.
- Deacon, the Reverend Karin Fulcher, Jeanmarie Rushton, Archbishop Melissa, David Rushton at the reception in the hall.
- Members of the Order in attendance at the March 20 investiture with Archbishop Skelton – Don Paul, Ian Robertson, Elizabeth Murray, Kay Foord, David Rushton, Pat Dempsey