The Rank of Member

The following individuals were nominated by their parish for the outstanding voluntary work they have done towards the life of their parish for a considerable period of time.  


Barbara Jean van Dyk— St John the Baptist, Cobble Hill
James Roy Elvins— St John the Baptist, Duncan
Sally Jane Pilyk— St Michael and All Angels, Chemainus
Marilynne Mark— St Paul, Nanaimo
Mark Hird-Rutter— St Peter, Quamichan
Margaret Molly Couchman— St Philip, Cedar


Janet Mary Billinghurst— Holy Trinity, North Saanich
Eva Annie Townsend— Parish of Central Saanich, Saanichton
Leonard Howland— St Andrew, Sidney
James Moore— St Mary Magdalene, Mayne Island


Julia Faith Macdonald— Sts Anne and Edmund, Parksville
Denise Naomi Ropp— St John the Divine, Courtenay
John James Dol— St Mark, Qualicum
Edna Irene Cox— Trinity Anglican + Lutheran, Port Alberni


Donna Kathleen Brandle— Church of the Advent, Colwood/Langford
Andrew Robert Lindsey Spray— St Mary, Metchosin


Mary Jennifer Hendy— Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria
John Peter Somerset McLaren— St John the Divine, Victoria
Judith Trueman— St George, Cadboro Bay


These individuals are recognized by the bishop for their work with their parish and community and are in addition to any nomination that may or may not have been received from their parish.

Elizabeth Anna Bennett— Church of the Advent, Colwood/Langford
Timothy James Cribdon— St Andrew, Sidney
Cynthia Veronica Preyser— St Mark, Qualicum
Robert Watts— Dawson Heights Housing Ltd. (St Luke, Saanich)


The Honorary Member was established to recognize individuals outside of the diocese for their contribution to their community that lies within the geographical area of the diocese. Their work exemplifies the ideals of the diocese.  

Lucia Bartleman— Tsartlip First Nation
Rabbi Harry Brechner— Congregation Emanu-El
Nazmudin G. Rayani— Jamaktkhana Mosque


These individuals are recognized not only for their contribution to their parish over a considerable period but also for their contribution to the wider life of the church, through either the diocese or Anglican Church of Canada.  

Lynne Eleanor Graham Downes— Sts Anne and Edmund, Parksville
Robert Gill— Chancellor of the Diocese
Br. James Koester— Society of St John the Evangelist, Cambridge MA
Marcia McMenamie— Parish of Central Saanich
The Rev Canon Herbert O'Driscoll— Christ Church Cathedral
Walter Stewart— Parish of Salt Spring Island


The Honorary Officer was established to recognize an individual from outside of the diocese for their work in the wider geographical area of the diocese, the province of BC or Canada, that exemplify the ideals of the diocese.  

Dr. Bonnie Henry, OBC, MD, MPH, FRCPC


The following members of the Order of the Dicoese were honoured in memorium during the investiture service:

Nancy Chrisholm— St Mark, Qualicum
Edna Cox— Trinity Anglican + Lutheran, Port Alberni
Druce— St George, Cadboro Bay
Robert Flint— Church of the Advent, Colwood/Langford
Catherine Young
— St Mary the Virgin, Oak Bay

Watch the 2021 investiture service

Recorded at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria