St. Philip’s is part of the Diocese of New Westminster, which is part of the Anglican Church of Canada. Melissa Skelton is our Diocesan Bishop.
St. Philip’s is an Incorporated Parish, governed by a Board of Trustees made up of the Rector, four Wardens, the Treasurer, and up to two Members at Large. The Trustees are elected each year at the annual Vestry Meeting, at which all eligible members of the congregation are able to vote.
Parish Council, also elected at the annual Vestry Meeting, is the main advisory body of the Parish. Parish Council consults with and assists the Rector and Wardens in identifying the interests, priorities, needs, and perspectives of the congregation, and develops programs, activities, and other initiatives to further the mission of the Parish.
A number of sub-committees report directly to Parish Council. These subcommittees include:
Other committees, such as the altar guild, sides-people, church school, youth, servers, pastoral care, readers, intercessors, library, and gardening, look after specific areas of Parish activities. St. Philips’ relies on the work of many people giving in response to their gratitude to God of their time, talents and treasure.
A copy of the Parish Bylaws is available in the Church Office.