DIOCESAN POST

October 2021

Ordination of Deacons

Meet the deacons

Order of the Diocese of BC

Order of the Diocese of British Columbia Investiture

On October 23, Bishop Anna Greenwood-Lee will invest 26 new members and 7 officers into the Order of the Diocese of British Columbia at Christ …

Spray Paint

We want to acknowledge, listen and learn

On the morning of Monday, September 13, I arrived at St. Philip, Oak Bay, to discover that the outside walls and all the signs and …

Miniature campgrounds

Amazing journey day camp

This year’s Amazing Journey Day Camp was different in many ways from our previous camps but many of the same elements were still there. St. …

Blessing Boutique

St. Peter, Comox, celebrates 130 years

History, stories and hopes for the future shared On September 11, St. Peter, Comox marked its 130th anniversary with a full weekend of activities, including …

Discernment and deacons

On Sunday, September 12 Stephanie Wood, John Thatamanil, Colleen Lissamer and Marion Edmondson were ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons.  Prior to the recent …

The need for deacons

Anglican Deacons Canada meets virtually to discuss the role of deacons in a pandemic-shaped world Anglican Deacons Canada (ADC) had its first virtual conference in …

More questions than answers

Paul Bramadat, my close friend and a presenter at my ordination on Sunday, September 12, asked me during a meeting of research fellows at the …

The gift of a story

One of the joys of ordained ministry is that you can find yourself baptizing your two great-grandchildren. For me those joyful occasions were a few …

Judith Coleman retires

If you’ve visited or placed a phone call to the synod office in the last fifteen years, then you will likely have spoken to Judith …

To be of service to the world

Where were you born and where did you grow up? I grew up in Coventry, England, was baptized as a baby and grew up in …

New council set to lead in liminal time

September 23 marked the first meeting of the new diocesan council. With 17 members, this represents a significantly smaller council than previously (up to 14 …

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