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 […]

Dear People of the Diocese of New Westminster, Greetings to you all. As many of you know, given my unexpected hospital stay, I was only able to participate in General Synod through watching the livestream. Even at that distance, the experience with all its decisions and statements was full of many different, powerful emotions: amazement, […]

As many of you know, I’m privileged to have returned recently from an Alaskan cruise.  We were able to marvel at the wonders of the deep, and the majesty of the creation:  land and seascape, marine, animal and bird wildlife.  It was a truly awesome experience. The second Sunday in July is often observed as […]