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

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 …

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 …

(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 …

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 …

Seeing Christmas through Herod’s eyes

Menacing danger sets the tone in Matthew’s telling of the Christmas story. Why? Might the danger inherent in the Messiah’s birth be worth remembering lest we forget it amidst the …

The night the stars sang

Hollywood loves the word “apocalypse.” To them it means “dollars.” It means a big-screen disaster movie, complete with toppling high-rises, mile-high tsunamis engulfing cities and terrified humans running in all …

We are one

I started in full-time ministry at the age of 22. I had the opportunity to work for a faith-based organization in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, that …

Watching for the light

In 1944 on the first Sunday in Advent, Alfred Delp, a Jesuit priest incarcerated in a Nazi prison on charges of high treason against the Third Reich, offered the …

Bishop Anna sets out six diocesan priorities

In her remarks to the recent meetings with synod office staff, archdeacons and the diocesan council, Bishop Anna set out six current priorities as a way of focusing the …

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