Home Group

St. Stephen’s Home Group

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matt. 18:20 KJV

The home group meets at Doris’ home at 7:00 pm.

We meet every Thursday of the month except the last Thursday which is Praise and Worship in the church at  7:00 pm

For more information, please call the Parish office at 250-652-4311 or email us at HomeGroup@StStephensAnglican.net

Diocesan Commission Meeting

With Archdeacon Christopher Page from St. Philips and two members.

A review on why the amalgamation with St. Mary’s didn’t work, where we go from here and how we are going to accomplish our goals.

Open to the Parish.  March 30th, 7:00 pm

In the Boardroom

Spiritual Kids are Healthier, Research Finds

Like adults, kids who are more spiritual or religious tend to be healthier.

praying-hands-childThat’s the conclusion of Dr. Barry Nierenberg, Ph.D., ABPP, associate professor of psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who has been studying the relationship between faith and health.

He presented on the topic at the American Psychological Association’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology national conference on February 27, 2009 in Jackson, Fla.

Amazing Together

Anglican video depicts a united, faithful church

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW4bZvawVQc
Full screen mode is next to volume control.

December, 2008 – What started as an orientation exercise for a national communications committee has turned into an unprecedented display of unity and generosity by thousands of members of the Anglican Church of Canada in congregations right across the country.

When Is It Time To Leave My Church?

The Venerable Christopher Page - Rector, St. Philip’s Oak Bay - Archdeacon, Tolmie Region

The Venerable Christopher Page - Rector, St. Philip’s Oak Bay - Archdeacon, Tolmie Region

In twenty-five years of parish ministry I have seen many marriages end.

The end usually comes when the talking is over. When it is no longer possible to have conversation, any hope of  keeping a relationship together is usually dead.

There are those in the Anglican Church of Canada who have concluded that the talking is over.

For some members of the Anglican Church there seems no longer to be any value in continuing the conversation. Our differences are too great; the gaping chasm separating us cannot be traversed by words.

But perhaps people are more complex than this simple scenario suggests.