THE QUESTION SEEMED naively simple: How many young people are there in the Anglican Church of Canada? It was an attempt to dispel the notion that we are a dying church. It was quickly discovered that parishes and dioceses simply…
~ It is with the greatest of regret that I, Bruce Bryant-Scott as Bishop’s Commissary, have accepted the resignation of The Reverend Pam Orman as Incumbent of St. Stephen, South Saanich effective February 2nd, 2009. The Reverend Pam Orman will…
Church growth and church health are related concerns but deal with different agendas. Church growth requires a sensitivity to the organizational dynamics of planning, communicating, motivating, controlling. Church health requires a sensitivity to the spiritual dynamics of service, holiness, outreach, and worship.
The Reverend Edwin Taylor will be the Priest Associate in the Parishes of St. Mary, and St. Stephen.
You know, Bruce, I’ve been in this church for 50 years, but over the past 20 years the number attending church has declined and we are getting older. If we keep on going at this rate it won’ t be long before we have to close the door. How can we increase the number of people attending our church?
Margaret Radford passed away peacefully at home on April 30, 2008.
Eric Radford joined Margaret, his loving wife of 56 years, on August 6, 2008.
Eric Radford, born in Durban, South Africa, March 21, 1925, passed away peacefully in Sidney, British Columbia on August 6, 2008.
Margaret Radford, late of Sidney, passed away peacefully at home on April 30, 2008.
Sandy Ormiston at St. Stephen’s Church in Saanichton, off Mt. Newton X Road has been opening and closing the Church every day for over 25 years. Apparently there was some trouble with young people going into the church and using…
On two occasions recently I have visited St. Stephen’s Church and churchyard.
The first time was with Shutterbugs, a photography club I belong to and the second time was with two friends from the club who were unable to come the first time.
On both occasions I was captivated by the beauty, simplicity, peacefulness of this magical place. The second time was Good Friday, a partially sunny day but quite chilly.
“St. Stephen’s church in Victoria, diocese of British Columbia, overlooks Mount Newton Valley and has had a working vineyard on the church property since 1996”, said sexton David Scarth, one of the three founders of the vineyard.
Forms of Address for Anglican Clergy.
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St Stephen’s welcomes you to the worship of God through the liturgy of the Anglican Church.
Like the early Church (Acts 2:42), we meet each Sunday to celebrate the Holy Eucharist.