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 The Reverend Trevor Fisher has decided to lay down the mantle and take up golf full-time when he retires from St Stephen, West Vancouver on August 31st. Trevor and Andrea will be relocating to the Okanagan and we wish them a happy retirement

The Ven Ellen Clark-King was appointed as the Anglican Director of Denominational Formation at the Vancouver School of Theology effective September 1st. Ellen will resign as Archdeacon of Burrard but will continue as Theologian-in-Residence at Christ Church Cathedral on a part-time basis.

The Bishop has made Ms Lucy Price a Sponsored Student and Postulant for the Diocese of New Westminster. Lucy has been assisting the Canon Harold Munn at St Anselm's Vancouver. She is continuing her part-time studies at VST.

Wednesday, September 3rd at 7pm will be the induction of the Reverend Stephen Laskey as the next Incumbent of St. Helen's, Surrey.

The Bishop has appointed the Reverend Kelly Duncan as the next Incumbent of St George, Fort Langley. Kelly will begin on August 15th and her induction is set for 7pm on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Monday, September 8th). The liturgical colour is white.

At the request of the Parish of St John the Baptist, Sardis, the Bishop has appointed the Reverend Al Carson as their next Incumbent. Al will begin in his new parish on September 1st, 2014. Al will conclude an eleven year ministry as the Rector of St Cuthbert’s, Delta. The induction will take place Sunday, September 7th at 4pm and the liturgical colour is green.  

The Reverend David Taylor has been extended for two years (June 30, 2016) in his position as Associate Priest at St Mary, Kerrisdale.

A priest of the Diocese of New Westminster, the Reverend Dr. John Oakes, has been appointed Rector of St. Mary's, Richmond Hill, in the Diocese of Toronto, where he will begin his incumbency on October 1st. Ordained by Bishop Michael Ingham in 1997, John was previously Rector of Holy Trinity, Vancouver (2002-12) and Regional Dean of Granville-Point-Grey (2009-12). As many of you know John has been taking time away from full-time ministry to pursue postdoctoral research at Yale and Harvard Divinity Schools. John will be in Vancouver for most of the summer before he and Kirsten relocate to Toronto where they will be reunited with their two daughters, son-in-law and granddaughter.

 The Bishop has made Mr. Paul Richards a postulant for the vocational diaconate. Paul is currently People's Warden at Holy Trinity, White Rock and will be resigning as warden to begin a year's internship.

The Bishop has appointed the Reverend Maggie Rose Muldoon as Priest-in-Charge of St. Mary the Virgin, Sapperton following the retirement of their Incumbent, the Reverend Georgina Harris, June 30th, 2014.

The Reverend Craig Vance resigned the Parish of Christ the Redeemer, Cloverdale, effective June 30th. The Reverend Roberta Fraser provided six-weeks of clergy support. A process of Intentional Interim Ministry began on September 1st and the Bishop will appoint a priest following consultation with the Wardens.

It was announced on July 27th that the Reverend Robin Ruder Celiz has been appointed Priest-in-Charge and styled "Vicar" of St. Martin's, North Vancouver. He is married to Elizabeth Ruder (daughter of the Reverend John Ruder of the Diocese of Kootenay) and he is the son of the current Priest-in-Charge at Church of the Holy Spirit, Whonnock, the Reverend Dr. Ted Celiz.Father Ruder Celiz will be 3/4 time for the time being with the intent of progressing to full time. He is currently parish priest at Creston with Boswell, Crawford Bay and Riondel in the Diocese of Kootenay. He begins his new ministry in North Vancouver, October 1st, 2014.

The new composition of Diocesan Council includes two representatives from the group of nine containing the eight Archdeacons and the Dean of the Diocese. At an election held recently the Venerable Dr. Lynne McNaughton, Archdeacon of Capilano and the Venerable Stephen Rowe, Archdeacon of Fraser were selected to serve on Diocesan Council.