Bishop’s Column

Children of God

Zondervan recently released a book entitled, The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?   The ...
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Existing for the sake of our neighbours

William Temple, theologian and Archbishop of Canterbury, was fond of reminding us that the church exists primarily for the sake of those who are still ...
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The harvest is plentiful

“The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few” (Matthew 9:37)   It has been such a joy to begin 2024 with the very happy news ...
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“That all children of God live in safety”

While our secular culture today likes to leave the baby Jesus at the manger and go shopping on Boxing Day, for the Church, the night ...
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Be present and celebrate

Words are not enough. We are coming again to that time in the church year when we celebrate the Word that becomes flesh and dwells ...
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Our shared assets for our shared future

Fall is traditionally the time for stewardship in the church. We should ask of ourselves — what portion of what we have been blessed with, ...
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Live gently on the Earth

I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; and at the heavens, and their light was gone. I looked at the mountains, ...
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God’s call to newness

I was heartened by how many of you have responded positively to my charge at synod in which I said that “the future is not ...
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The future is bright

This text is from the charge delivered by Bishop Anna Greenwood-Lee during her sermon at the opening eucharist at the 101st synod held in May ...
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New relationships with our land and neighbours

The Diocese of Islands and Inlets has title to 46 church properties. How these properties came to be part of our diocese are stories we ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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