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The Diocese of B. For those who have no idea what Sufi Wisdom is, here is a snippet:. Further diocesan woes include clergy holding views that are unencumbered by any hint of Christian theology and woodpeckers that are eating the cathedral. No matter, help is at hand in the form of a Pride Eucharist. That should scare the woodpeckers away. As was the case for every other congregation that left the ACoC, the diocese seized the building but not Diocese of bc majority of the people.

This left a small congregation that would not normally be considered viable but had to be made to appear viable, otherwise the diocese Diocese of bc have had little need for the building. Consequently, the parish was put on financial life-support by the diocese.

In a pair of 17 th century Ming dynasty chairs were discovered in the church, by now firmly in the clutches of the Diocese of B. Robert Arril, who, for some reason, only lasted as rector until Matthias, including outreach services for single mothers and homeless people.

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It should be self-supporting since, after all, it is:. We do not judge people on their sexual orientation or their gender identity, but rather, we seek to affirm them in their self-identity. In spite of all the self-identity affirmation, the chair money is running out.

Here is an excerpt from a recent, rather dispirited, parish report:. Over the past seven years the Parish of St. Matthias has been in constant transition. Robert Arril the parish began a process of recovery.

Much of this ambitious plan was implemented. Bob Arril left the parish in Springand after a long interim Diocese of bc current Rector came in June In we observed our centennial. In none of these seven years were we truly self-supporting. In we had a Diocese of bc discovery in that two Chinese chairs which had sat at the back of the church for decades were found in fact worth to be worth a small fortune.

The sale of these chairs has helped us to cover the structural deficits. As well, our average Sunday attendance has been stuck at between forty and fifty people.

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By any measure this is about half of what would be expected in a self-supporting parish. What is a bishop to do when his diocese no longer has the money Diocese of bc pay for clergy salaries or building maintenance, when members of his parishes are either fleeing or dying? The Anglican church building in Ladysmith, formerly St. Logan McMenamie, Bishop of the Diocese of British Columbia, said Monday the move to sell the church to the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association for social Diocese of bc, was made in the spirit of fulfilling the Christian mission of the church.

The Ladysmith Resources Centre Association plans on redeveloping the site to create units of affordable housing dedicated to seniors, people with developmental disabilities and others who have trouble with the rental market. I met her in at the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada and asked how a Christian denomination could justify launching so many lawsuits. The implication that, in her view, it was her most important responsibility, was not lost on me.

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Having so much experience in promoting harmony and good-will must have been what prompted the Bishop of BC, Logan McMenamie to invite Jefferts Schori to the Diocese to impart her timeless wisdom — distilled over many years of acrimonious litigation — about Diocese of bc and Reconciliation. She has served as Bishop of Nevada and is currently a visiting professor at Church Divinity of the Diocese of bc. In particular, those working as colonial missionaries thought only their Diocese of bc and contexts were correct.

For example, she said the U. Anglican community has experienced a new creative experience listening to how the Christian Gospels have found new contexts in indigenous societies. Bishop Logan McMenamie has stated that he will not wait for the next vote on the marriage canon change in but will start performing same-sex marriages immediately. The Diocese of BC has joined the growing number of dioceses for whom synod voting signifies little more than empty gestures emanating from the meaningless gatherings of a decaying organisation.

The other dioceses that are ignoring the synod processes include: There are probably others. Soon, it will quicker to list dioceses that are not performing same-sex marriages. From here page 2: After receiving the thoughts of the clergy of the diocese the Bishop has decided to move forward with the marriage of same sex couples in the Diocese.

He Diocese of bc permit this on a case by case basis after conversation with the clergy person who will officiate "Diocese of bc" the marriage.

He told the members of council that principle takes precedence over process in this issue. He went on to say that unity is not agreement but rather the willingness to work together and to walk together. This week, Pride week, the Anglican Churches in the Diocese of British Columbia have been taking an active part in celebrating the rich diversity of sexual and gender identity which is so much a part of the Pride ethos.

On Tuesday 5 th July there was held, in Christ Church Cathedral on Quadra, a Pride Eucharist — where candles were lit in hope of inclusion, welcome and celebration for all people.

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Anglican church to be reincarnated as Buddhist cultural centre. Aidans church, a small heritage building in Rutland, should soon see new life under an adaptive reuse agreement with the Okanagan Buddhist Cultural Society. Plans are to relocate the historic Anglican church, opened into the centre of the consolidated site where it will be restored under a heritage revitalization agreement with the city.

The society will build a new entranceway, church hall and develop the old church as a cultural centre. Built by volunteer labour on donated land, the original church was designed by Enoch Mugford, superintendent of the Black Mountain Irrigation District and local developer Hector Maranda. Although the latter sounds a little like a skin disease, it is actually an understandable response to the diocese taking parish buildings from congregations that paid for and maintained them and selling them for its own gain.

From here page We "Diocese of bc" continue to have some challenges to face Diocese of bc I feel they can be addressed. Some of the things the clergy talked about were lone ranger parishes, creeping congregationalism and negativity.

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I believe we can turn this around in a positive way and see these as opportunities for growth. It goes without saying that the Very Rev. Logan McMenamie is a liberal; even more liberal than his predecessor, James Cowan.

He is presently rector of Christ Church Cathedral and in March of began to perform same sex blessings in the Diocese of bc. McMenamie reckons that his parish has lost members because it has been too slow in allowing same sex blessings — that, after all, is what Canadian Anglicans have been clamouring for:. McMenamie laments the parish members he has lost because of the slow changes, but said more progress will be made at upcoming diocese gatherings.

He worries that the diocese he is about to inherit is falling apart, due, he believes, to the insufficiently enthusiastic application of blessing that which the Diocese of bc says should not be blessed:. He said he has faith in the gifts and skills of the church community to address important issues such as the environment, a focus on relationships with First Peoples, homelessness and spiritual paths.

For those who have no idea what Sufi Wisdom is, here is a snippet: Tolkien must have been on one of these retreats. Like or Share this: Here is a brief recent history of St.

Matthias in the Diocese of B. It should be self-supporting since, Diocese of bc all, it is: Here is an excerpt from a recent, rather dispirited, parish report: From here page 5: He is presently rector of Christ Church Cathedral and in March of began to perform same sex blessings in the cathedral: He worries that the diocese he is Diocese of bc to inherit is falling apart, due, he believes, to the insufficiently enthusiastic application of blessing that which the Bible says should not be blessed: Walk into any Anglican church, and some elements of the service will feel familiarDiocese of bc Catherine Pate, communications officer for the diocese.

Canada: The Province of British Columbia. Parishes in British Columbia are in one of 5 dioceses: Diocese of British Columbia — sandisfield.info Eventbrite - Anglican Diocese of British Columbia presents Diocese of British Columbia Synod - Friday, 28 September | Sunday,

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