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 (nĂ©e 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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