On September 24, the Parish of St. Laurence, Coquitlam bade farewell to their rector, the Rev. Eric Mason. Eric, a native of Colorado, came to St. Laurence in 2016.

Eric has accepted the call to become rector at Grace Episcopal Church, Bainbridge Island, just outside of Seattle. Grace Episcopal is also where Eric completed his curacy.

A farewell luncheon was held in Eric's honour on the previous Sunday. We thank Eric for his support, leadership, preaching, and pastoral care, and wish him well as he returns to, in Eric's words, "a community that has helped shape and form me".


  • The Rev. Eric Mason with the official cake cutting
  • Warden Lei de Santis presents Eric with a parting gift.
  • Eric receives large farewell card from the youth, presented by Youth & Family Minister Jason Wood
  • Warden Vivian Donnan with words of thanks
  • Congregation enjoying lunch.
  • Deacon, the Rev. Pat Ratcliffe with the Rev. Eric Mason.
  • Warden Rick Barr with a farewell speech.
  • Eric receives a photo book of events from the last seven years

Photos Derek Walmsley