Many of you who follow news around the diocese, are likely aware that during a Special Vestry on March 27, 2022, the Parish of St. Martin, North Vancouver voted to close and consider merging with the Parish of St. John the Evangelist located a few kilometres away to the south and west.
At its meeting on June 22, Diocesan Council approved the merger of the two parishes. The legal officers will now initiate a process which will be brought back to Diocesan Council at its next regular meeting on October 26. Following the resignation of the Parish Trustees of St Martin, North Vancouver effective June 30, 2022 Diocesan Council appointed Trustees who took office on July 1. The Reverend Mark Munn remains the Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of St. Martin and with St. John's rector, the Reverend Patrick Blaney participated in a shared Celebration of the Eucharist at St. John's, Sunday, June 26.
Early reports are positive and a celebratory Canada Day- themed sheet caked was shared at the coffee hour.