Canada news briefs: Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon

Published April 1, 1999

St. George’s Place dedicated

St. George’s Place, a 19-unit development combining accessible housing and worship space, was dedicated in March. The Vancouver housing project combines a market mix of low income and transitional housing for patients leaving rehabilitation facilities. The new building, on the site of the old St. George’s Church which was demolished in 1996, incorporates elements of the old building, such as stained glass windows. It includes a multi-purpose worship space, church offices and a room for prayer and meditation. The parish is also launching a Centre for Faith and Healing. Members of St. George’s have worshipped at St. Mark’s in Kitsilano, since 1996. Topic

Roman Catholic bishop feted

Anglicans in the Diocese of British Columbia recently held a retirement dinner for Bishop Remi De Roo of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria. Bishop De Roo is retiring after 37 years in the diocese. Anglican Bishop Barry Jenks and his wife Barbara were among those who gathered to pay tribute to the colourful Catholic bishop, best known for his outspoken activism on economic justice issues, and his passionate commitment to ecumenism. The diocese presented Bishop De Roo with a painting by Robert Amos depicting an arbutus tree near Yellow Point, the site of De Roo’s retirement home. Diocesan Post


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