Asking the right questions

Stepping aside after 42 years

Ansley Tucker took up her role as rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of Columbia in 2015, having previously served in the Diocese of …

Reflections on the music that shapes our faith and life

On June 28, the Belfry Theatre in Victoria presented an interview with Michael Shamata, its artistic director, and Tobin Stokes, the composer and sound designer …

Women’s Retreat a beautiful mosaic

After a two-year separation, the Women’s Retreat was back in person under the direction of Clara Plamondon, archdeacon for Cowichan Mid-Vancouver Island region and incumbent …

Treasure in earthen vessels

Few questions are harder than asking, How do we serve as caretakers of broken institutions that, nonetheless, bear within them a healing treasure? While the …

Diocesan Council invests in diocesan property

Diocesan Council (DC) held its June meeting in the nave of the cathedral, a splendid and inspiring venue for important conversation and decision making.   DC …

Reimagining who we are called to be

Where were you born and where did you grow up?  I grew up in Ladysmith and I spent much of my childhood exploring forest floors …

What the church has to offer a world in spiritual crisis

Book Review: Why Gather? The Hope and Promise of the Church by Martha Tatarnic. New York, NY, Church Publishing, 2022.  Why Gather? is both the …

Q&A with Martha Tatarnic

Martha Tatarnic is the incumbent at St George, St Catharines in Ontario and is the author of Why Gather?: The Hope and Promise of the …

Interconnection and healing from colonization

Book Review: Indigenous Healing: Exploring Traditional Paths by Rupert Ross. Toronto, Penguin Canada, 2014.   After hearing Martin Brokenleg, a priest and prominent psychologist specializing in …

The first day

It is early September 1933 and it has been decreed that I, on the cusp of five years old, should go to school. The great …

GVAT assembly aims to have impact on housing crisis

Greater Victoria Acting Together is an organization that brings together faith communities, non-profit organizations and labour unions to fight for the common good in our …

A look at the year ahead

Below are important dates and events coming up in the next program year. Dates for ordinations, courses, diocesan events and conferences and meetings are outlined …

Bishop's Column

Asking the right questions

While I am incredibly proud of how all our parishes have innovated and persevered through COVID-19, I am also hearing a common refrain about how, …

A new thing rising amidst grief

As a diocese we are all experiencing the shifting realities of our lives in similar and distinct ways. Our past is marked with both stories …

Discerning a postcolonial presence on ‘Yalis 

During the second week of May, I will be travelling with Brendon Neilson, vision animator, and Elizabeth Northcott, archdeacon of the Mid-North Islands region, to …

Reflections

The first day

It is early September 1933 and it has been decreed that I, on the cusp of five years old, should go to school. The great …

My Journey

Reimagining who we are called to be

Where were you born and where did you grow up?  I grew up in Ladysmith and I spent much of my childhood exploring forest floors …

John Thatamanil

Diocesan Theologian

Treasure in earthen vessels

Few questions are harder than asking, How do we serve as caretakers of broken institutions that, nonetheless, bear within them a healing treasure? While the …