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What is Happening?

On Saturday, a group of delegates from all the Anglican parishes in the lower mainland (from Powell River to Hope) will meet virtually to elect the next Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster.

What Can you Do?

Please pray for all those involved behind the scenes.

Please pray for those who have let their names stand for our discernment:

  • The Venerable Allan Carson
  • The Reverend Philip Cochrane
  • The Reverend Philippa Segrave-Pride
  • The Rt. Reverend Riscylla Shaw
  • The Reverend John Stephens

Please pray for the Holy Spirit to guide our decision:

Come, Holy Spirit,
send forth the heavenly
radiance of your light.

Come, father of the poor,
come, giver of gifts,
come, light of the heart.

Greatest comforter,
sweet guest of the soul,
sweet consolation.

In labour, rest,
in heat, temperance,
in tears, solace.

O most blessed light,
fill the inmost heart
of your faithful.

Without your spirit,
there is nothing in man,
nothing that is not harmful.

Cleanse that which is unclean,
water that which is dry,
heal that which is wounded.

Bend that which is inflexible,
fire that which is chilled,
correct what goes astray.

Give to your faithful,
those who trust in you,
the sevenfold gifts.

Grant the reward of virtue,
grant the deliverance of salvation,
grant eternal joy.

Please pray for the delegates from the Parish of St. Dunstan:

  • the Reverend David Taylor
  • the Reverend Helen Tervo
  • M. Charlie Hamilton
  • M. Bruce Kennedy 

Please pray for Archbishop Melissa as she prepares to work alongside the new Bishop until her retirement in the new year.

Please pray!

What Else is There to Know?

For more information about the election, please visit the Diocesan Webpage.