The Rev. Sharon Solomons, a new regional dean.

Bishop Michael Ingham has appointed two new regional deans. For the deanery of Yale, which extends out the Fraser Valley, he has appointed the Rev. Sharon Solomons, rector of All Saints, Mission.

The Capilano/Kingcome deanery, the Rev. Paul Bowie has been appointed. He is rector of St. Paul and St. David in Powell River.

The Rev. Elizabeth Ruder, curate at St. Philip's Church, Dunbar, in Vancouver, was appointed an assistant priest after her curacy came to a close at the end of August.

Celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary this summer were Ann and John Conway of St. James' in Vancouver. Ann's three bridesmaids, also her cousins, sent a large boquet of flowers. John, a professor emeritus at the University of BC, recently retired as chair of the Diocesan Refugee Committee.

Paige Dampier, Diocesan Parish Facilitator currently on leave from the diocese, on September 12 delivered Clara Beatrice Dampier Bodnar. With husband Chris Bodnar, until a recent move to Langley, she was active at St. Mark's, Kitsilano.

Tasha Carrothers, resource associate for the Ministry Assessment Process (MAP)

Meanwhile, the diocese has hired Tasha Carrothers on a part-time basis as a resource associate to work on implementation of the diocese's Ministry Assessment Process ("the MAP"). She is a parishioner at Christ Church Cathedral.

The Rev. Donald Franklin Belway, former assistant priest at St. James' Vancouver and rector of All Saints' in Agassiz in the 1950s died August 28. After work in this diocese he moved to the Diocese of Toronto and served in parishes in Toronto, Markham, and Colborne. He was 84. The funeral took place at St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto, where in retirement he was a parishioner.