The Ven. Ellen Clark-King

The associate priest at Christ Church Cathedral, the Venerable Ellen Clark-King, has been appointed Archdeacon of Burrard by Bishop Michael Ingham.

Clark-King, 44, came to the diocese in January 2005 from the staff of St. Anthony’s Priory in Durham, England, an ecumenical spirituality centre, with her husband the Rev. Jeremy Clark-King, who is currently rector of St. Martin’s, North Vancouver.

In England at Lancaster University she earned a doctorate after writing what became a book, Theology by Heart, which she describes as a conversation between feminist spirituality theology and the spiritual experiences of working class women.

Clark-King follows the Rev. Christine Rowe, who last fall became rector of St. Catherine’s, North Vancouver. In the interim the archdeaconry duties were taken on by Executive Archdeacon Ronald Harrison.

Christine Dioszeghy has joined the Board of Directors of the Mission to Seafarers Society. She is the Director of Human Resources for the Vancouver Port Authority and a member of the BC Institute of Technology’s Marine Training Advisory Committee.

Archbishop Douglas Hambidge was recently in the Diocese of Montreal speaking about stewardship “in a laid-back, folksy manner” which “brought occasional bursts of laughter from his listeners,” according to a lengthy report of his talk in the Montreal Anglican diocesan newspaper.

Hannah Walker saw her winning article and photograph “Kiss on the Steps” published on the cover of the 2007 Downtown Eastside portrait calendar, “Hope in the shadows”. The contest was sponsored by Pivot Legal Society. Sophia Freigang won third place for her photograph of Woodwards, the image for April. Both of these talented women are parishioners at St. James, Vancouver.

The bishop has appointed the Rev. William Derby, former interim rector at St. James, Vancouver, to a bilingual ministry (English and Spanish) at St. Thomas/Santo Tomas, Vancouver, beginning March 1. The Revs Donald Grayston and Thomas Anthony have been helping out at the parish following the departure of the Rev. Christine Rowe last Fall (see above).

The Rev. William Pike, former Seafarers Chaplain, and Mary Pike at his retirement reception at the Mission to Seafarers, Vancouver

The Rev. Eve Wiseman is the founder, along with the Rev. Linda St. Clair, of the Phoebe Institute for Religious Studies which will offer an inaugural course in October 2007 at the Kalamaki Beach Hotel, Isthmia, Greece (2 km from the ruins of the ancient port of Kenchreai, site of Phoebe’s ministry). For information email

Sara Ciantar, singer and guitar player, in her new album “How Long” thanks her fellow “St. David’sers (Delta) and St. Mark’sers (Ocean Park)” in the credits on the CD’s cover.

Clergy postings: the Rev. Edward Schmitt began a 2 year interim ministry at St. Stephen’s, West Vancouver after the Rev. Nicholas Parker began duties at the Mission to Seafarers following the retirement of the Rev. William Pike. Ed, after St. Agnes, North Vancouver and then a Partners in Mission assignment, worked in Winnipeg before he and his wife, Kathleen Schmitt, retired to Vancouver in the late summer.