The Parish of Church of the Holy Spirit, Whonnock organized an in-person, onsite but outside prayer event for National Indigenous Day on Monday, June 21.
Vicar, the Reverend Miranda Sutherland and parish leaders requested that Missioner for Native Justice from the Diocese of New Westminster, Kerry Baisley, ODNW participate in the event “A Gathering to Honour 215 Children, ” which he was happy to attend.
The gathering took place at 8pm and included: the ringing of the church bell 215 times, prayers led by he vicar, the Litany led by Kerry, the official raising of a banner with 215 hearts, processing the June 20 altar flowers to the memorial garden and the placing of 215 battery powered tea lights on the parish ground.
The photographs included in the upper scroll tell the story. Many thanks to Kerry for submitting the photos.