January 1, 2022

June 1963: The front page of the first issue of the British Columbia Diocesan Post, published in June 1963. Photo by Chance Dixon.

The Diocesan Post becomes Faith Tides

The start of a new year seemed as good a time as any to re-launch the Diocesan Post under a new name and in a …

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Gift bag: One of the gift bags assembled by volunteers at St Mary, Nanoose Bay and distributed to health care workers at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital ICU. Photo by Selinde Krayenhoff.

Reaching out to hospital staff

St Mary, Nanoose Bay sends gift bags to Nanaimo ICU After hearing reports from two different parishioners of seeing staff break down in tears outside …

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Volunteers Carol Shaw, recording secretary; Barb Coleman; and Diane Hutchison, past president of the diocese’s ACW. Photo by Gloria Hockley.

Kind hearts and busy hands

Dorcas outreach ministry sends much needed items to the Diocese of Caledonia Members and friends of the Anglican Church Women (ACW) met at St John …

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(Left) James “Jim” Moore of St Mary Magdalene, Mayne Island, and (right) Lynne Downes of St Anne and St Edmund, Parksville, wearing their ODBC medals outside the cathedral, following the investiture service.

ODBC honourees use God-given gifts to serve their parishes

On October 23, 2021, 33 people were invested into the Order of the Diocese of British Columbia. Faith Tides caught up with some of the …

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The Rebel Christ

A call to realign Christianity with Christ the revolutionary

Book Review: The Rebel Christ by Michael Coren. Toronto, Dundurn Press, 2021. The Rebel Christ is the latest book from long-time writer and broadcaster Michael …

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The epiphanies of life

Piano tuners have to hit single notes again and again. However, now and again they play a chord and you realize how infinitely richer a …

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Projects across the diocese receive AFC funding

The 2021 fall grant cycle is one of the biggest in the AFC’s 64-year history, with close to $650,000 disbursed in grants and bursaries to …

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Making time to think about place

Come January, we all get to thinking about the passing of time. We look back and look forward like the two-faced god, Janus, after whom …

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Humility and hope

“Liminality: A quality of ambiguity and disorientation that occurs in transitory situations and spaces, when a person or group of people is betwixt and between …

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God had his hand on me

I was born in Vancouver, and we emigrated to Southern California in 1960. It was an exciting time to live in California: culture crazes, social …

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Diocesan council approves stewardship motions and regulations

With pandemic restrictions still in effect, the November diocesan council meeting was once again held over Zoom. Transforming Futures A motion was passed that the …

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