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On Sunday, November 21 at 5:30pm Eastern (2:30pm Pacific), Archbishop and Primate Linda Nicholls and National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop Mark MacDonald will host A Vigil for British Columbia. The vigil will be an online national prayer service to lift up all those who have been impacted by the devastating floods experienced recently in the province. Bishops of the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon released a joint statement yesterday, noting that many “are still living in urgent situations following the extreme rainfall these past few days, stranded, evacuated from their homes, living without power”.

Archbishop Mark MacDonald has also written, “People are stranded and cut off from food, [medication] and emergency services. This is a catastrophe for communities, including the folks from Lytton [British Columbia], that have suffered so much in the past year. Our Indigenous Anglican churches are severely threatened. People are terrified. Please pray.”

The service will be broadcast on this page live on Sunday, November 21 at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific.

For those wishing and able to help, consider donating to:

  • PWRDF B.C. Flood Emergency Response, with the allocation of funds to be determined when the mid and long range needs are better known; and,
  • Sorrento Centre (250-675-2421), who have housed many of the evacuees from Merritt and the surrounding area.

For additional information and invitation to submit your prayers:

Primate and National Indigenous Archbishop to host Sunday prayer service for B.C. - The Anglican Church of Canada