Anna Greenwood-Lee



Embracing the world

“…the burden belongs to the nation, and the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great

The neighbours that God has given us

March is the month when the diocese asks that all parishes complete their annual Parish Information Return (PIR). The data collected in this form helps

Recommitting ourselves for Lent

Those in our diocese taking part in the lay leadership in worship course have read Joan Chittister’s The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the

The most secular diocese in North America

As we begin 2023, I’d invite us all to consider the recent census that suggests we are the most secular diocese in North America. According

Waiting on Advent

Advent, the first season of the liturgical year, is a season of waiting. But it’s not a passive or a bored or an empty waiting.

Redeveloping our future

One of the realities of church life and being church leaders, whether clergy or lay, is that we inevitably get wrapped up in property issues.

Empty pews and self-emptying

In 2021, Russell Daye and Robert Fennell published Turning Ourselves Inside Out: Thriving Christian Communities. Having researched thriving mainline Christian communities in Canada, the thesis

Anglicanism and Anglianism

At the end of September, our diocesan conference, We Together, was held in Nanaimo. In the opening address on the Friday night, I spoke about

Asking the right questions

While I am incredibly proud of how all our parishes have innovated and persevered through COVID-19, I am also hearing a common refrain about how,

A new thing rising amidst grief

As a diocese we are all experiencing the shifting realities of our lives in similar and distinct ways. Our past is marked with both stories

Where God might be calling us next

About a month ago, all the clergy of the diocese gathered (on Zoom, of course) and, together, we pondered the question of where God might

Looking injustice in the eye

Recently I found myself talking with members of the Parish of Pender and Saturna Islands and one of them reflected that COVID-19 has brought out

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