I have appointed The Rev. David Chillman as interim priest-incharge to St Philip, Cedar, effective June 27, 2021. David is an experienced priest of over 20 years who has been both an incumbent and a regional dean in our diocese. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1995 and served in parishes in Hampshire, West Yorkshire and Surrey before he and his wife, Jude, immigrated to Vancouver Island in 2014. He loves being on Vancouver Island and exploring all the wonderful places it has to offer. His favourite place is Piper's Lagoon in Nanaimo, especially when the tide is coming in. He misses the wide varieties of cask ale he could find in the UK but is very happy to visit local breweries and pubs to sample new beers. David is looking forward to connecting with the parish and embarking on this journey of transition together. As you enter this interim period, please pray for Susan and Cindy, for David and Jude, and for yourselves, that the Holy Spirit will guide, direct and uphold you in all things.
The Right Rev Anna Greenwood-Lee bishop
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