A new thing rising amidst grief

Trans youth need our support

The umbrella term “trans” (shortened from “transgender”) captures people with a range of experiences around gender identity, usually distilled down to something like this: people …

A visit from Canterbury

More that we might have feared; less that we might have hoped   The recent visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury to Canada has predictably generated …

Why stay in the Church? On pursuing integrity not purity

As we become increasingly aware of the historical cruelty of Anglican, Catholic and other Canadian churches — the most recent papal apology serving as yet …

Cathedral looking to build for the future

The current Christ Church Cathedral building is the third cathedral to have been built in Victoria. It was designed by J.C.M. Keith, who won an …

Applying hospice philosophy to climate grief

The church has an opportunity to help support people experiencing ecological distress. Ecological distress refers to “any forms of emotional, psychological or existential distress related …

‘Everything I know about God, I learned from dancing.’

“Everything I know about God, I learned from dancing.” This was the title of a major paper I wrote for my Master of Divinity at …

God loves a cheerful giver

What on earth is a stewardship canvass?  That was the question I asked our wardens and treasurer after the new diocesan regulation, glamorously entitled “Regulation …

Missing Lambeth but still building relationships

As we move towards the summer months, I have had a few questions about the Lambeth Conference that is taking place in the UK this …

Celtic teachers show us the divine in all matter

Book Review: Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul by John Philip Newell. New York, NY, HarperOne, 2021  “We’re in for quite a stretching,” said an Irish midwife …

The prie-dieu

The antique shop was large. I found myself in it only because my family was in a nearby store, and, since I’m not much of …

O’Driscoll Forum fundraiser launched

Readers of Faith Tides will be familiar with the name Herbert O’Driscoll. Herb, as he’s known, has been writing a regular column for Faith Tides …

Leading the liturgy of the word: a lay leadership in worship course

Many of the parishes in the diocese are “in transition” and do not necessarily have a priest to celebrate the Eucharist each Sunday. Additionally, parishes …

We Together: a chance to be together again

We Together, our semi-annual diocesan conference is fast approaching and will be held at St Paul, Nanaimo from Friday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Oct. 1. …

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