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June 2017 Diocesan Post

In this issue: Reflections on the Sacred Journey, Walking Backward into the Future, I Was in Prison and You Visited Me. Read More

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22 Days for Healing and Reconciliation Starts May 31

For 22 days the Anglican Church of Canada is calling people to learn, pray and act for the Anglican Healing Fund, and its support for the recovery of Indigenous languages. 22 Days for Healing and... Read More

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Archbishop of Canterbury Calls Anglicans to Prayer

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has issued an invitation for all Christians to join in a global prayer movement called “Thy Kingdom Come” and is encouraging individuals, families and parishes to recommit... Read More

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The Reach of Reconciliation

by Christopher Page, incumbent at St Philip, Oak Bay This article first appeared on inaspaciousplace.wordpress.com. It is reprinted here with permission. Reconciliation is not an optional extra in Christianity. Paul... Read More

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Garden of the Spirit: Pender Island Community Labyrinth Project

by Joy Thierry Llewellyn “God Bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there/And learn by going where I have to go.” The Waking, by Roethke It was a beautiful, sunny May afternoon when 14 Penderites showed up to the... Read More

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Katherine Walker and Paul Schumacher Recommended by ACPO

The Advisory Committee on Postulants for Ordination, which is responsible for a national discernment process advisory to bishops, has recommended two Diocese of British Columbia candidates for postulancy. Master... Read More

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Richard Stetson Named Canon of the Diocese

On May 14, at a service of Confirmation and Renewal of Baptismal Vows, Bishop Logan McMenamie installed The Rev Richard Stetson (incumbent, Parish of Salt Spring) as a canon of the diocese.  Read More

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Brian Evans Set to Retire

The Venerable Brian Evans, incumbent of St Paul in Nanaimo has announced his resignation effective August 31, 2017 and will retire from active ministy. We wish Brian well as he transitions into a new phase of his... Read More

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Former St John the Evangelist Property Sold

In April 2016, the parish of St John the Evangelist in Ladysmith voted 81% in favour of disestablishing (terminating the legal entity of the parish) because of lack of funds and an aging membership. This closure... Read More