WEB EXTRA: New Anglican bishop visiting Comox Valley on April 6

Would you like to meet the new Anglican bishop? Did you know that he was originally from Scotland?

Would you like to meet the new Anglican bishop?

Did you know that he was originally from Scotland? The new bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada’s Diocese of British Columbia is Bishop Logan McMenamie, who grew up in Greenock, outside of Glasgow.

He will be in the Comox Valley this coming Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m. to preside in the confirmation at St. John the Divine Anglican Church at the corner of Fifth and Harmston.

He met his wife Marcia, a Victoria resident, in Scotland. The pair moved to Canada as a young couple, first to Vancouver, then Port Alberni.

He returned to church after his wife started attending an Anglican parish in Port Alberni. Friends and colleagues he knew attended the same church.

Once inside the church walls, it wasn’t long before he was teaching Sunday school and becoming a youth leader. Soon afterwards he pondered the idea of entering the ministry.

As a boy, he grew up in the Presbyterian-based Congregational Church of Scotland. So, his religious foundation was built years earlier in Scotland.

It was the encouragement of family, friends and clergy that compelled him to go to theological school in Vancouver. He was ordained at age 37.

He served as pastor at St. Peter’s Quamichan in Duncan and at St. George in Victoria  before becoming rector and dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria seven years ago.

Bishop McMenamie was elected as the 13th Bishop of Vancouver Island at a Synod on Dec. 7. He was consecrated and installed as a bishop last March 2nd at Christ Church Cathedral. As bishop, he leads a diocese that has 43 churches, and serves more than 8,000 Anglican parishioners.

Everyone in the community is welcome to join this joyous occasion.  Experience our 4 p.m. Sunday service, a contemporary service using the Book of Alternative Services.

Come as you are, no matter where you are in your journey of faith or whatever is your situation in life. There will be a potluck supper after the service in our parish hall.

If you are interested to know more about the Anglican Church of Canada and to deepen your Christian faith, you are welcome to attend Catechism classes with retired bishop John Frame every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

— St. John the Divine Church


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