DIOCESAN POST

September 2021

A red dress hanging from a tree outside St. Andrew, Courtenay. Photo by Marion Edmondson.

Remembering MMIWG

Alert Bay

It all begins with healing

Taking down fences and building community “It all begins with healing, but we can heal ourselves,” Brian “Arnie” Wadhams indicated to me as we developed …

Then and Now

Coming together for 130 years

Celebrating a milestone anniversary at St. Peter, Comox, and launching a Blessings Boutique One hundred and thirty years ago, the world was a very different …

Mavis Gillie

Mavis Gillie, 1927-2021

An activist ahead of her time Mavis Gillie, a devoted Anglican and advocate for Indigenous Peoples, particularly in Canada’s North and British Columbia, passed away …

Jewish History Tour

Jewish history tour strengthens bonds of affection with diocese

Our diocesan vision calls us to live into the Anglican Church of Canada’s fourth “Mark of Mission,” to “transform unjust structures of society, to challenge …

Meet our new regular contributors

Over the next few months, John Thatamanil will be contributing a regular column for the Post. As the new “Diocesan Theologian,” he will be writing …

Youth forum update

On April 25, 2021, Bishop Anna Greenwood-Lee invited all the youth and youth leaders in the diocese to join her in a conversation via Zoom …

A time for harvesting

Donaguile, Castlecomer, 1940 In the 1920s, the world of Irish farming was simple and modest. Some large estates were exceptions, but they were diminishing in …

Coffee hour and spiritual growth

“Why doesn’t anyone at coffee hour talk about what was said in the sermon?” I remember wondering when I was about 13. Something about Jesus …

Announcements for the fall

Vision implementation team In the hope of being more unified and nimbler in our work of implementing our vision of being a renewed people with …

Letter from the editor

After taking a break in July and August, the Post is back. In this issue, we hear from some of our churches about what they’ve …

Our chief obstacle is what we have become

There is an old joke, “How many Anglicans does it take to change a lightbulb?” “Change!? My grandmother donated that lightbulb!” This joke illustrates the …

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