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Environment and Family


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Environment and Family

Christ Church Cathedral is hosting two new events – family walks and a watershed seminar –reminding people that caring for the environment is an important part of the Christian faith.

Watershed Discipleship

March 21 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Christ Church Cathedral is hosting a day-long foundational seminar – on the day of the spring equinox – as part of the Lenten series on stewarding the environment. Presented by the Rev. Matt Humphrey, deacon at the Parish of Central Saanich and a veteran teacher at Vancouver’s A Rocha environmental community, the session explores how Christians can put faith into environmental action in their own lives. He will base the discussions on the book, Watershed Discipleship, available at the deanery office (930 Burdett Ave). The event is free but people need to register ahead of time (admin@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca) to reserve a seat. A simple lunch will be provided.


Rooted and Grounded: Family walks   Monthly starting March 22 at 1.30 pm

Rooted and Grounded is a program that lets young ones explore the natural world and the role of God as Creator. Families meet at the children’s play area on Arbutus Way near the gazebo in Beacon Hill Park for a short, guided activity. The outings will be led by Roxy Humphrey, who has a background in teaching, outdoor education and wilderness guiding. Next dates are April 26, May 24 and June 28. Free.

“Parents need to show children positive nature experiences in the midst of our anxiety about climate change,”  said Kate Newman, director of children, youth and families at the cathedral. “Children think of God as a human being, but these walks are an opportunity to teach that God is in every living thing.”


Christ Church Cathedral, located on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples, is the episcopal seat of the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia, which includes Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The Cathedral also has a large and active parish community and contributes to the cultural, social and spiritual life of residents and visitors in the Capital Regional District. The Gothic cathedral, one of Canada’s largest churches, was designed in 1896.


Contact:  Susan Down, Communications Officer,

susandown@christchurchcathedral.bc.ca cell 250-634-3696  Website:  www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca

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