[ACNS Source: Diocese of New Westminster] The Parish of St Martin's, North Vancouver, should soon be seeking a new priest to replace its former rector who resigned at the end of January.
"The absence of a permanent Incumbent (rector), and the unwillingness of some members of the parish to search for one through the normal diocesan process, has brought the current crisis to a head," said Bishop Michael Ingham.
His announcement was read to the Parish at its regular Sunday morning service September 7.
Appointed as Bishop's Wardens are St Martin's parishioners Lindsey Buchanan, Steven Priest, and Joe Arduini. They have been directed to bring "stability and normalcy" to the parish.
They replace the current parish wardens, trustees, synod delegates, and the Church Committee.
For the time being, the temporary appointment of the Rev. Don Willis as Priest-in-Charge of St Martin's will continue until further notice, the congregation was told.