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All are welcome and encouraged to attend an Urban Aboriginal Ministry Welcome and Awareness Fundraiser. We will gather around a traditional feast of moose stew and bannock to enjoy poems and songs. There will be a silent auction and arts/craft for sale, Friday December 9th, 2016, 6-10pm at St. Mary Magdalene, 2950 Laurel Street,

Vancouver Urban Aboriginal Ministry is a ministry of the Anglican church in the Metro Vancouver Area to First Nations people and their loved ones. We provide prayer circles for all occasions (on request) and cultural funerals and weddings. We host Annual Feasts on Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. We provide cultural gatherings where we teach arts/crafts such as drum making to restore the traditional teachings of our ancestors. We respond to calls for practical needs such as food, furniture, clothing, and transport. 

One participant said, “she feels honored to be part of the process of making connections between our communities”. Another said: “being involved in the ministry is expanding his spiritual journey with his cultural heritage”.

Donations to Urban Aboriginal Ministry can be directed to the parish of St Mary Magdalene. For more information contact: Vivian Seegers or call 604 816 3348 .


Left Vivian Seegers (Pastor Urban Aboriginal Ministry and Postulant Anglican Diocese of New Westminster); Middle Rev. Montegue Bingham (retired Anglican Priest); and Right Deanna (Pastoral Charge Urban Aboriginal Ministry). Vivian and Deanna were visiting Reverend Bingham (now aged 96) on Quadra Island.  Reverend Montague was chaplain of the downtown eastside from the 1960's to the 1990's and was a saving grace to thousands of people in that time. Bishop Cruikshank said his pastoral presence was "phenomenal".