Have you read the interview with our new Primate Linda Nicholls in the Anglican Journal? In it Primate Nicholls speaks about change, challenges, strengths and finances. All things that we face at the parish level as well as in our own lives daily. Here is an excerpt from the online version which I encourage you […]

Hard to believe September is upon us. Soon I will be plagued once more on my commute by high schoolers heading to class instead of people heading to the PNE! Parents will breathe a sigh of relief as they no longer have to worry about occupying their young ones or finding sitters. Teachers will begin […]

Summer greetings to you all! It is good to be back. I was down on the Oregon coast and even made it to see the Redwoods in Northern California, all I’ll say is wow! Yes, I was rendered speechless! This week saw the end of the food drive for the Greater Vancouver Food bank and […]

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5.16-18) These verses set quite a challenge: how can we always be at prayer? The monastic pattern provides a brief service (office) of psalms and bible verses at different times to […]

As we celebrate our Patronal Festival of St. James this weekend, we are delighted to welcome as the preacher at Solemn Mass the Reverend Dr. Malcolm Guite, Chaplain of Girton College in the University of Cambridge, UK.  I know many amongst us find his poetry enriching and illuminating:  several of Malcolm’s poems, as in this […]