DIOCESAN POST

January 2021

Vision Fund Projects

Vision Fund reports legacy

Puppeteer Tim Gosley

The universal heart of puppetry

Before puppetry, my existence was tickled by an unfettered spiritual curiosity. I was born Anglican, but my spiritual foundation was poured during the long 1960s ...
Mount Douglas Manor

Mount Douglas Manor wins commercial building award

A seniors’ residence developed by the Mount Douglas Senior Housing Society has won the 2020 award of excellence in affordable housing from the Victoria Real ...
Elizabeth Hyde

Education fund receives bequest

A long-time Anglican parishioner has left a generous bequest to help train lay ministers in the diocese. Elizabeth Hyde left $10,000 as a cash legacy ...

Underwriting the online revolution

Just as our church doors closed in 2020, some new doors opened as the parishes throughout the diocese explored other ways to reach out to ...

Coping with COVID: St. Peter, Comox

The pandemic has made it challenging to maintain churches everywhere. That is especially true for smaller parishes in our diocese. In the next issues we ...

Personnel Updates – January 2021

Elaine Julian has been appointed interim minister to St. Columba, Port Hardy, by the United Church of Canada. Elizabeth Barnard (née Welch) has resigned as ...

Dorcas ministry ships parcels

The Dorcas outreach ministry run by the Anglican Church Women of our diocese has long sent Christmas parcels of new clothing and necessities, first to ...

Connecting religion with a need for justice

I was born and raised in small-town southern Alberta, with a United Church minister for a father and a United Church minister’s daughter for a ...

A brief encounter

By late afternoon he came down out of the hills to a wooded valley. He noticed that the forest floor was tinder dry. Even this ...

A New Year’s Prediction

Meeting challenges with tenacity and grace The beginning of a new year is often a time when prophets dust off their skills and try to ...

Pandemic offers launchpad for message

St. John the Divine, Victoria, began this pandemic like many other Christian communities, taking a reactive rather than a proactive approach to using technology in ...

How is our diocesan vision functioning?

Over the last couple of months, I have been reflecting with the diocesan council on the state of the vision. Our collective intention to be a renewed people ...

Kudos to stellar synod staff

It is often said that ministry is like an iceberg: 90 per cent of it is beneath the surface. In my role as diocesan administrator, ...
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