The Bishop last month appointed the Rev. April Stanley as interim priest-in-charge of All Saints, Ladner. She returned to the Diocese recently after a year’s study leave in California. Prior to that, April was chaplain at St. Paul’s Hospital and associate priest for St. Paul’s, Vancouver

Two diocesan people have been singled out by the national PWRDF for outstanding work. Shirin Theophilus of St. Anselm’s Anglican Church in Vancouver organized a PWRDF awareness evening of music and dinner. She used the Enough for All worship service and inserted readings, songs and recitals reflecting the multicultural aspect of the parish. Jane Short of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver designed and produced a gift-giving card. These donor gift cards were for use by parishioners to provide a gift of money to the Primate’s Fund in lieu of giving Christmas gifts. Almost $1,000 was raised

Bishop Michael presided at the inductions of two rectors during February: the Rev. John Sovereign at St. Thomas, Chilliwack and the Rev Carla McGhie at St. Simon’s, Deep Cove.

The Rev. Archie Pell of Christ Church Hope took retirement after years of service to the diocese’s most easterly parish. Earlier, he served at St. John’s Shaughnessy, Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Westminster, and for a time as a chaplain to the Canadian Forces Base in Chilliwack. The Rev. Fred Tassinari, who retired from St. John’s, Sardis, will be filling in on a temporary basis.

The Rev. Michael Forshaw of St. Paul’s, after bureaucratic delays, is now on experimental drugs to combat the HIV virus and is reportedly responding well to the treatments. He and his doctor had to lobby hard for access to the drugs, including a very public appeal in newspapers.

Owen Wright, long time auditor of the diocese’s financial books

The obituary of Mary Pellatt last month failed to mention that during her tenure at St. Catherine’s, North Vancouver, she served the Rev. John Godkin from 1963 till 1970. Thanks to Terence Godkin for the correction.

Owen Wright of St. Christopher’s, West Vancouver, a chartered accountant with the firm of Rolfe, Benson, retires at the end of this month. He has audited the diocese’s books for over 20 years, back to the early 1980s. Diocesan Staff surprised and thanked him with a cake as he finished this year’s audit