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St. Catherine’s (Capilano) Anglican Church

June 1st, 2014

This Week

*Please note Aurora will be out of the Office from Thursday May 29th at 1pm until Thursday June 5th at 9:15am*


Monday June 2nd                    7pm                 Coffee with the Rector – hear about her trip to England


Wednesday June 4th               10am               Contemplative Eucharist in the Chapel


Saturday June 7th                     5:30pm            Talk and Tapas 




June 2 at 7pm come to hear and see photos, about the Christine’s trip to England to be a part of the

20th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in the Church of England.



Join us for Talk and Tapas June 7!

Members of the Gloria Dei and St. Catherine's joint planning task force have developed a number of wide-ranging ideas for shared ministry in the Capilano area. Now they need your feedback, and want to hear what other ideas you might have - or could brainstorm over some appetizers and a beverage! This informal discussion between members of both congregations will help to shape new approaches that will take place over the summer and fall months, and pave the way for further proposals in the new year – so don't miss your chance to dream big about our shared future!

(And don't miss out on some great eats, good company, and the opportunity to get to know each other better!)

Please save Saturday, June 7 from 5.30pm for what is sure to be a stimulating social evening!


Messy Church. We had a fabulous Messy Church last week. Thank you to everyone who helped in many different ways and for 60 people, young and old, who  joined us.

The next Service is June 12 – before term ends – “Following Jesus”

Please see Gaynor if you’d like to help or could contribute towards the food.


June 15th Laurel’s last Sunday with us. 8am & 10am Services followed by a special coffee time.


Volunteers required for Sunday coffee schedule.  Please contact Kirsty Milligan if interested.


The Walking Group has started again! Meet Wednesdays at 1:30pm in the lobby at St. Catherine’s church.  Contact Tony with any questions at


Healing Pathways -This is a ministry of prayer and healing. Do you feel anxious or worried about things? Are you suffering physically? Do you need a time of prayer and healing? Come & be soaked in prayer. This session will take place on the second and third Sunday after service in the chapel. Phone Tony Dodd for details at #604 985 7057 

Sexual Misconduct Policy Training Workshop - Thursday evening June 5 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  at St. Christopher's Anglican Church West Vancouver (11th and Inglewood)   Facilitated by The Venerable Lynne McNaughton. Please pre-register at                                                                                                                                                                

 Deanery Outreach – Please remember the deodorant for the North Shore Youth Shelter. 


 Food Bank – Non-perishable items such as coffee, canned fruit/veggies, Kleenex, dry soups, etc. are much appreciated. Please drop off donations in the box in the church lobby.



Please join us for the Metro Vancouver Alliance 2014 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 5 at 7:00 pm.  We will be holding elections for the MVA Board and welcoming new and long-standing member organizations. Affiliates and friends are invited to learn more about the progress that has been made over this very active year in building a broad-based community alliance here in Vancouver and help us plan for Election Accountability Assembly in October 2014. The AGM is being held at Vancouver Community College, Broadway Campus, 1120 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.

How to Make a Difference: Come out to a learning opportunity on non-partisan advocacy for Social Justice. A few examples of the types of issues are; Poverty, Housing, Transit, Social Isolation, The Environment.  All are Welcome: 7:00 ON JUNE 16TH AT ST. ANDREW'S UNITED CHURCH (St. George's and 10th in North Vancouver). A project of the North Shore Justice Working Group in conjunction with The Metro Vancouver Alliance (MVA)


“On Eagles Wings”

The wish list is out for the summer Bible camps for children in the far north. Anyone wishing to contribute, please choose an item from the list and bring them to the church lobby before mid-June. Thank you. Phyllis.


*If you have a notice please make sure it gets to the office by Wednesday at 10.30am – thanks!*




May 13, 2014


  • Possible final meeting of the 45 member Council. (Synod voted for a more streamlined Council, thus future meetings will only involve 22-24 people)

  • The Rev. Janice Lowell (St. Francis in the Wood) and Ian Thomas (St. Clement’s, Lynn Valley) were elected (at Synod) to represent the Capilano Archdeaconry

  • Council approved a capital campaign – “Raise the Roof, Ring the Bells, Feed the Hungry” – for Christ Church Cathedral (new roof, bell tower and new kitchen.

  • Received an update and progress report on the developments at Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Westminster, which included the building of a high-rise development in association with a renovated church.

  • Loan request from St. Helen, Surrey to renovate their rectory was approved

  • Approval of new lease for Cedarvale Child Learning Centre with St. Stephen, West Vancouver.

  • Informed that the Diocese was $130,000 ahead of budget (cost-savings and corporate donations)

  • Working Group on Ministry with Young People – survey conducted, but results yet to be fully analysed. Implementation of a Task Force on Christian Camping was to be presented to Synod and thence back to Council in June.

  • Lynne McNaughton reported on COGS (Council of General Synod) meeting

Ian Thomas, Lay Rep., North Vancouver