DIOCESAN POST

February 2021

New Bishop

New bishop leads the diocese

Constance Isherwood

Constance Isherwood remembered

When she entered law school at the University of British Columbia in 1948, Constance Isherwood (then Holmes) was one of only eight women in a …

Mark and Jane Hird-Rutter

Messy Church now offers takeout

If restaurants can switch to takeout service, so can church programs. Due to COVID-19, when the Messy Church program couldn’t be offered in person anymore …

Bishop leaving cathedral

Episcopal trousseau

A modern bishop’s attire and accoutrements, such as the crozier, pectoral cross and ring, are the traditional symbols of episcopal office. The pectoral cross, made …

2021 Budgeted Expenses

2021 Budget

Our budgeted income and expenses for 2021 can be represented in the following two charts:

Black pioneers in the church

In honour of Black History Month, the Diocesan Post offers this excerpt from Go Do Some Great Thing: The Black Pioneers of British Columbia, Third …

Gabriola Island: getting through together

On March 13, 2020, the council of Christ Church Gabriola (CCG) exchanged a flurry of emails in support of closing the church building prior to …

Terry Mikkonen retires

A longtime finance employee at the synod office has put down her spreadsheets and retired after more than 30 years in the job. Terry Mikkonen, …

Finding the middle way

My Journey is a regular feature profiling clergy in the diocese As the child of Italian immigrants in Winnipeg, I was raised Roman Catholic and …

Values for a new world

The John Albert Hall Lectures reach new audiences online The story in last month’s Post about a generous bequest to the Lay Training Funds, administered …

Journey with my father

Herbert O’Driscoll’s latest book – and perhaps his most eagerly anticipated after more than 50 previous volumes – is a collection of autobiographical reminiscences, entitled …

Welcoming a Stranger

Remember to be kind To those who work for you, Endeavor to remain aware Of the quiet world That lives behind each face. Be fair …

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