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Ordination of Kirsten Evenden to the priesthood 

  Kirsten Evenden is being ordained to the priesthood at St Mary, Nanoose Bay, this January.  Kirsten has been active in the Anglican church since her …

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Joyous gifting by the Dorcas ministry

On Oct. 25, 2022, members and friends of the Anglican Church Women (ACW) met at St John the Baptist, Duncan, to sort and pack donations …

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No stone left alone

Cedar Hill Middle School students visit St Luke, Cedar Hill cemetery for Remembrance Day ceremony  On Nov. 3, 500 students from Cedar Hill Middle School …

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FUNraising and breaking bread at St Peter, Comox

Comox is the home of many Canadian Forces members. Because of the town’s beautiful surroundings and its mild climate, it is an ideal retirement place …

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Under the orange roof: of raccoons and reconciliation

In 2019, St Anne & St Edmund, Parksville celebrated its 125th anniversary. On the list of projects for our anniversary was the renewal of our …

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Addressing parishioner loneliness through gratitude

A while ago, I was talking with a senior parishioner. She’s involved in three ministries in the church, often drives others to appointments, and has …

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“Relearning Trust” with Cynthia Bourgeault

From Sunday, Sept. 25 to Thursday, Sept. 29, 50 people from Canada and the United States gathered in person at the Bethlehem Centre, to share …

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Churches offer pet blessings in honour of St Francis of Assisi

In early October, churches across the diocese offered pet blessings during their Sunday services, in honour of St Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, …

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A pilgrimage close to home

What happens when a vision of pilgrimage meets reality? Aches, laughter, sunburn, friendships and more — and above all, learning that brings connection and peace.    …

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Stepping aside after 42 years

Ansley Tucker took up her role as rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of Columbia in 2015, having previously served in the Diocese of …

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Diocesan Council invests in diocesan property

Diocesan Council (DC) held its June meeting in the nave of the cathedral, a splendid and inspiring venue for important conversation and decision making.   DC …

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Women’s Retreat a beautiful mosaic

After a two-year separation, the Women’s Retreat was back in person under the direction of Clara Plamondon, archdeacon for Cowichan Mid-Vancouver Island region and incumbent …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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