Feeding the Hungry

Shifting trends in clergy transitions

Herb O'Driscoll

The donkey remembered

Herb O’Driscoll’s newest book of memoirs, I Will Arise and Go Now: Reflections on the Meaning of Places and People, was released Feb.17 by Morehouse …

Salt Spring Island church

Surviving on Salt Spring

Those of us in the Gulf Islands face fewer challenges with Covid than many city dwellers.  Social distancing is more easily achieved. At the same …

John Albert Hall

John Albert Hall and his legacy

A generous benefactor, a long tradition, a continuing evolution As promised, this is a continuation of last month’s article about the John Albert Hall Lectures, …

Photos by Susan Down

Reaching Out

If you tried to join the February 7 livestreamed service from Christ Church Cathedral, you weren’t alone. In fact, so many tuned in to hear …

Diocesan Council Zooms along

This regular column reports on the activities and decisions of Diocesan Council, the “synod between synods” of our diocese. Download monthly meeting minutes at www.bc.anglican.ca/diocesan-committees/diocesan-council. …

Leading in a time of transition

I was born in Saskatoon, but I spent most of my youth in the southeastern area of Ontario. We lived predominantly in small towns and …

Acting together for change

“If people don’t think they have the power to solve their problems, they won’t even think about how to solve them.” – Saul Alinsky The …

Church plots thicken

Pioneer Churches of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea: An Explorer’s Guide by Liz Bryan. Victoria, Heritage House Publishing, 2020. No Better Land: The 1860 …

Hello/Goodbye

A new editor begins at the Post Goodbye from Susan Down During almost three years at the helm of the Diocesan Post, I have come …

Lent: time for renewal

Lent comes from the French lentement, which means slowly. In Lent 2020, when COVID-19 was still new, I saw a social media post about how, “this is the Lentiest Lent I’ve ever Lented.” Little did …

Budget

Forecasting anything amid the uncertainty of a pandemic can be a difficult task. In January, diocesan council passed a $1.8 million budget for 2021 with …

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