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For those of you who haven't heard, The Venerable Ronald Harrison, Executive Archdeacon of the Diocese of New Westminster will retire after 11 years in the position and almost 43 years of ministry. 
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, marked the final Archdeacon's meeting of his career.  There was a full turnout for this meeting, all were present and accounted for: the Archdeacons of the five Archdeaconries of the diocese, the Archdeacon of Deacons, the Dean of the Diocese, the Senior Staff of the Diocese, the Bishop's
Administrative Assistant and Bishop Michael.
The Synod office closes for the Christmas break December 20th, 2012 and opens again January 2nd, 2013. During that hiatus is Ron's retirement date of December 31st, 2012.
Image: Back row, standing, left to right: The Venerable John Stephens, Archdeacon of Vancouver and Incumbent of St. Philip, Dunbar; The Very Reverend Dr. Peter Elliott, Dean of the Diocese and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral; The Venerable John Struthers, Director of Deacons; The Venerable Stephen Rowe, Archdeacon of Fraser and Incumbent of The Anglican Church of the Epiphany, Surrey; The Venerable Dr. Ellen Clark-King, Archdeacon of Burrard and Associate Priest of Christ Church Cathedral; The Reverend Douglas Fenton, Director for Mission and Ministry, Diocese of New Westminster; The Venerable Dr. John Bailey, Archdeacon of Westminster, Rector of Holy Trinity Cathedral, New Westminster.
Front row, seated, left to right: The Venerable Dr. Lynne McNaughton, Archdeacon of Capilano and Incumbent of St. Clement's, Lynn Valley; The Venerable Ronald Harrison; Bishop Michael; The Reverend Eileen Nurse, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, Deacon at St. George's, Fort Langley; Mr. Rob Dickson, Business Administrator of the Diocese of New Westminster.