|St. Clare in the Cove,
The Anglican Church of St Clare-in-the-Cove on March 16 voted unanimously to ask to be allowed to offer same-sex blessings. The Rev.
St. Mary's Kerrisdale and Holy Spirit, Whonnock, have also requested to be made places of blessing. Bishop Ingham has not indicated when he might grant the request. Currently eight of the diocese's 77 parishes are authorized to bless gay and lesbian couples.
Also at St. Clare's, a Deep Cove Community Philosophers Café was held in March. Twenty-three people sat in a circle and explored the topic of restorative justice and its life-changing possibilities.
St. Clare-in-the-Cove plans to offer two Philosophers Café events per year.