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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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Missing Lambeth but still building relationships

As we move towards the summer months, I have had a few questions about the Lambeth Conference that is taking place in the UK this …

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O’Driscoll Forum fundraiser launched

Readers of Faith Tides will be familiar with the name Herbert O’Driscoll. Herb, as he’s known, has been writing a regular column for Faith Tides …

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Leading the liturgy of the word: a lay leadership in worship course

Many of the parishes in the diocese are “in transition” and do not necessarily have a priest to celebrate the Eucharist each Sunday. Additionally, parishes …

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We Together: a chance to be together again

We Together, our semi-annual diocesan conference is fast approaching and will be held at St Paul, Nanaimo from Friday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Oct. 1. …

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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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