Feb. 4, 2019
The 14TEN
To those who have seen
The Child, however dimly, however incredulously,
The Time Being is, in a sense, the most trying time of all.

~ W H Auden
The Archbishop has appointed the Revd Philip Cochrane, FRSA as the next Rector of St Paul, Vancouver, effective March 1, 2019. Philip comes to us from the Diocese of Oxford in the Church of England. His induction will be on Monday, March 4 at 7pm -- just in advance of Lent. The Venerable Kevin Hunt, Archdeacon of Burrard will preach. The liturgical colour will be green.
Anti-racism Training Seminars 2018-2019
Dates and locations are confirmed. Each date is linked to its REGISTRATION PAGE, please click to begin the registration process

The Archbishop will be making a visit to our Companion Diocese of Northern Philippines departing February 17.

We know first-hand that EDNP is growing with many new missions and preaching stations. We can assist them in providing resources. The Companion Diocese Committee is asking you to have a look in your sacristy cupboards for any items (religious hardware, vestments, linens, etc) in good condition that we might send with the Archbishop to be used by missions in EDNP.

Please bring any items to the Synod Office no later than Monday, February 11 so that they can be securely packed for transport.

LENTEN RESOURCES 2019 - A Select Menu
This Lent, choose from a number of recommended resources to take the journey from Ash Wednesday to Holy Week (March 6 - April 14, 2019). Whether it's a small group gathering or an individual study, online or in print, we hope there's something here for you. Keep an eye on your inbox for emails from the Reverend Jessica Schaap, Missioner for Christian Formation with more information about these Lenten program "menu selections" and how you can order resources. Follow this link to the diocesan website.

Following the receipt of the June (Summer) issues of the Anglican Journal and Topic members of parishes will no longer be automatically subscribed to the national and diocesan publications. In order to receive print copies, folks will need to subscribe. Subscribing is very simple and there are four easy to follow options.

As wardens and clergy you are encouraged to share this information with those in your communities, through your pew bulletins, newsletters and electronic communications, and particularly with those who do not use digital media and those newcomers to your communities who may not be aware of the Anglican Journal and Topic.

The print copies of the two periodicals will also include detailed information on how readers can subscribe.

Celebrating Generous Communities - Practical tools for Encouraging Giving is the title of the Stewardship Day 2019 taking place March 16. You'll learn about Capital Campaigns (St. Hilda); Annual Campaigns (St. Faith); A Culture of Stewardship (The Rev. Tellison Glover); constructing a Narrative Budget with members of the Parish of St. George, Maple Ridge and treasurer, Dawn Parrott . And, you'll get to plan your Stewardship Campaign for 2019. Click this link for more information and links to registration and fee information.

The grant process for 2020 funding has now opened! Parishes can apply for funds for a 1 – 3 year period to support projects which help their development into healthier, more faithful, and more effective communities of faith. The process begins with the completion of an Intent to Apply form , and these forms are due on April 5, 2019. More details on the criteria and process for Parish Development Grants can be found on this page of the diocesan website or by connecting with the Revd Tellison Glover at the Diocesan Offices.

from Frances Fagan, Synod Planning Committee Chair:
The theme for Diocesan Synod 2019 (May 24 & 25) is Love One Another: Christ’s Body, the Church (John 15:12). It is both the gospel lesson for the day and the beginning of the verses our Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, uses as foundational scripture to his work, The Heartbeat of the Church. We are fortunate that our Primate will be with us at our 119th Synod, preaching at Morning Prayer and speaking to us about our church’s ministry and witness nationally and globally.
The theme, Love One and Other: Christ’s Body, the Church , draws our attention to our Diocesan Vision Priority “ Our God entrusts us with the stewardship of our lives and our communities.”
           One bread, one body
           One Lord of all
           One cup of blessing which we bless
           And we, though many
           Throughout the earth
           We are one body in this one Lord         [Common Praise, #73]
As one faithful body we embrace the opportunity to learn about the remarkable work taking places in ministries around our diocese and the revision and updating of our Constitution and Canons. Interactive presentations, table discussions and feed-back will be used to encourage an atmosphere or learning, discovery and discussion.

Theme - The Meaning of Sacrifice
Here is an exciting opportunity to study theology with leading academics from Oxford University and elsewhere in the beautiful setting of Christ Church, Oxford. The Oxford University Theology Summer School, organized by the Department for Continuing Education, has been running for 25 years and draws participants from all over the world and from a wide variety of Christian denominations. Many of our participants come back year on year, but we are always eager to spread the news about the summer school and you may know of groups or individuals who would find this an enriching experience.
Participants may apply for either for one week or for both.

Deadline for applications is May 1

This scholarship has been established by the Diocese of Toronto to support study programs to be undertaken at Saint George’s College, Jerusalem The scholarship fund has been named to honour and recognize the commitment and faithful support shown by the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada for the mission of the Diocese of Jerusalem and of Saint George’s College. 

All clergy applications must have the approval of the applicant’s Diocesan Bishop. Lay applications require the approval of their parish priest. Applications are due April 30, 2019 and may be sent to the Bishops Office Diocese of Toronto 135 Adelaide Street East, Toronto Ontario M5C iL8 and tagged The Hiltz Scholarships.

  • It is hoped that 4-5 scholarships having a value of approximately $5000 will be offered each year until the funds are extinguished. Please note these scholarships are available across the church. The first six Scholarship’s were awarded last year. Every Ecclesiastical Province had a successful applicant and interestingly all scholarships were awarded from outside Diocese of Toronto.
  • Applicants should contact St. George’s Jerusalem prior to applying to ensure there is course space during the time they wish to attend a course.
  • Under CRA rules recipients of these funds will be issued a T4A (that is they will be taxed in the hands of the applicant)


  • Clergy Day - February 5 - Planning for Tomorrow - Dean Peter Elliott: Judy Robinson, General Synod Pension; Odlum Brown; and others. 9:30am for 10 till 3:30pm. Registration required. Lunch provided. The deadline for registration was January 30.
  • Clergy conference - May 6 -7- 8, 2019. Whistler. Speaker: The Revd Dr Kathy Grieb, New Testament Professor, Virginia Theological Seminary
  • 119th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster at the Italian Cultural Centre, May 24 and 25, 2019
  • Ordinations - 10:30am, June 15 - Christ Church Cathedral. Liturgical colour is red.
  • General Synod - July 10 - 16, 2019 - Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre and Christ Church Cathedral
  • Preaching Conference (Clergy Day) - October 1 & 2, 2019 - Synod Office. Focus: Preaching from the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament
  • Ordinations--10:30 am, January 18th (Confession of St Peter)-Christ Church Cathedral. Liturgical colour is white.
  • Special Synod - Jan/Feb - date and place to be confirmed
  • Clergy Conference-May 4, 5 & 6
  • Mission Conference-May 23rd

The next issue of Parish Mail is scheduled to be distributed Tuesday, February 19
Grace and peace,
The Venerable G. Douglas Fenton
Executive Archdeacon
Parishes in Transition
  • All Saints, Ladner - The Canonical Committee are now in the process of writing the Parish Profile with a first draft expected to be completed soon. The Revd Liz Hamel will be 80% time Interim Priest-in-Charge until the next Rector is appointed.
  • Christ Church, Hope - is in a period of reflection and will be served by Supply Clergy for the present. The Revd Al Carson is Priest-in-Charge.
  • Christ the Redeemer, Cloverdale - has begun a period of discernment and reflection. They are currently served by Sunday Supply.
  • Holy Cross, Vancouver - is in a process of discernment and are currently served by Sunday Supply.
  • Holy Spirit, Whonnock - are exploring options to re-start their ministry into something more than their present situation. They are currently served by Sunday Supply.
  • Holy Trinity, White Rock - is in an interim ministry process. The Revd Georgina Harris is half-time Interim Priest-in-Charge.
  • St. Augustine, Marpole - has begun a period of interim ministry. The Revd Sharon Salomons has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge at 60% time.
  • St Catherine, Port Coquitlam - is in a period of self-reflection during which time they will be served by Sunday Supply.
  • St David, Tsawwassen - The Canonical Committee are currently completing the first draft of the Parish Profile. The Revd Tim Dutcher-Walls serves as their Priest-in-Charge.
  • St Faith, Vancouver - The Revd Stephanie Shepard serves as Interim Priest-in-Charge during a period of self-reflection.
  • St Paul, Vancouver - The Archbishop has appointed the Revd Philip Cochrane as the next Rector. He will begin on March 1, 2019. They are served by parish clergy and Sunday Supply.
  • St Thomas, Chilliwack - is in an interim period with The Revd Allen Doerksen as 1/2 time Interim Priest-in-Charge.
Sample of Upcoming Events
Book Launch and Reading - New Thomas Merton book.
February 6 7:30pm, Canadian Memorial United Church
A Musical Evening in Support of Wet’suwet’en
February 8 7:30pm, Lanalous, Powell Street, Vancouver
Earth, Wind, Fire and Life - Organ Recital and Spoken Word
February 8 7:30pm, St. James'
The Milleraires - Big Band
February 12, 7pm, St. Catherine, Capilano
Annual Women's Memorial March
February 14, 11am, Carnegie Centre, Main and Hastings, DTES
Mixing Science and the Mystics
February 19 and 26, 7pm, Trendell Lounge at the Synod Office/SJS
Long Long Night of Hope - North Vancouver Fundraiser for the Homeless
February 23, Start Time TBA, St. John the Evangelist, North Vancouver
Mission to Seafarers - Open House
February 26, 4pm, Flying Angel Club Port of Vancouver, Waterfront Road
World Day of Prayer
March 1, 1pm, Holy Trinity, New Westminster
Finding God in the Dark - A Lenten Prayer Retreat
March 2, 9am, St. Stephen, Burnaby
spirit (us) Concert Series with Early Music
March 2, 7pm, St. Anselm's
Up and Coming - Theatre Fundraiser for St. Jude's
March 6, 7pm, Metro Theatre, Marpole
St. Hildegard's Lenten Quiet Day
March 9, 10am, St. Faith's
St. Patrick's Bash and Fundraiser
March 9, 5:30pm, St. Augustine's
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