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Three empty graves

I have recently learned a piece of family history many years after the event. I learned that two grave plots in St Luke Cedar Hill …

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Parish of Salt Spring Island looks to the future

Even though it is the largest of the Gulf Islands, there are a surprising number of churches on Salt Spring Island. The Anglican parish alone …

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St Peter celebrates Earth Day

On April 22, St Peter, Comox, transformed its gardens into a celebration for Earth Day. For any who have been discouraged by hearing so much …

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Diocesan council approves property sales, puts refugee sponsorship on hold

Diocesan council met online on Thursday, April 27, 2022.   Bishop Anna opened the meeting by introducing the Stockdale paradox, which is the ability to have unfailing …

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Staff departures at the synod office

Catherine Pate is no longer serving as communications officer for the diocese. We are grateful to Catherine for the work she has done for the …

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A labyrinth for the community

While you might associate images of twisting labyrinthine patterns with pagan and Celtic spirituality, labyrinths have had a presence in Christian spirituality since at least …

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St Andrew, Sidney parishioners on retreat, sharing food and friendship on the streets

Pandemic-delayed retreat finally goes ahead By Marks McAvity As you will see from the picture above, four red cars full of the Holy Spirit drove …

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Port McNeill food distribution program grows

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, St John Gualbert, Port McNeill (also known as the A-Frame Church) had already started discussions with a local supermarket about …

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Learning to love a hybrid Lent

As we continue to journey through the COVID-19 pandemic, we at St John the Divine, Victoria — along with so many of our church communities …

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‘We want to invite the wider community in’

A new kitchen at St Mary Magdalene, Mayne Island is set to serve the local community  The kitchen at St Mary Magdalene, Mayne Island, was …

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Aging food shelf receives new lease of life

Holly’s Hamper has stood on Comox Avenue for years, inviting the local community to “take what you need and leave what you can.” No one …

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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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Changes to regional archdeaconries

Recent initiatives to streamline the governance of the diocese have included reducing the size of diocesan council and the frequency with which it and the …

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St Cecilia Fund to benefit young choristers

Future cathedral choristers enrolled in Christ Church Cathedral School will benefit from a new bursary fund established by Marilyn Gough and Dr. Barry Gough. The …

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Boutique brings blessings to the Comox Valley

When Sulin Milne joined St Peter, Comox as incumbent in 2019 she was keen to work together with their sister church, St John the Divine …

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