Thursday, 17 July 2014

Via Comox Valley

We are delighted to announce that Rev Chad Block has taken over the chaplaincy at Berwick with our bishops' blessing, so that our  congregation there is now being looked after by him. Chad is the pastor of Via Comox Valley, a new dynamic church plant with services in Cumberland and now in Comox too.

Via Comox Valley is part of a church-planting movement which enjoys a cordial relationship with the Anglican Network in Canada. Their clergy have received episcopal ordination in the Anglican tradition. If you are looking for a faithful and uplifting church please see their website for further details:

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Easter 2014

Holy Week Services at
Church of Our Lord, Comox

Palm Sunday, April 13th, 10 AM

Maundy Thursday, April 17th, 7PM

Good Friday, April 18th, 2 PM

Easter Sunday, April 20th, 10AM

All at 1700 Comox, Ave, Comox, BC. 

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Advent 2013

A new church year has begun. This is the time of the year when we prepare to celebrate the coming of Christ s a baby in a manger, God with us in human form. We also look forward to his coming again, with themes of hope, love, joy and peace. Join us for worship each Sunday at 10 am.

The only Sunday we have cancelled a service is December 29th, the Sunday after Christmas.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Saturday, 28 July 2012


Spring was wet and summer long in coming. The Comox Valley is still a wonderful place to live.
My apologies for not posting recently. Updates are coming soon.

Sunday, 11 December 2011


It's hard to believe it is that time of the year again. As we prepare for Christmas let us make room in our hearts for Christ, remembering his first arrival as a baby and looking forward to his return as King.

Carol Singing at Berwick 1700 Comox Ave Tuesday 20th December, 2011 at 7 PM.

Christmas Eve service will be 3:30 PM, Saturday 24th December, 2011 at Berwick.

There will be no Sunday service on Christmas day this year.

Regular Sunday services are at 9:30 AM.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Life in 3D

Well, Trinity Sunday has arrived and this morning we looked at the readings listed below on the previous post. 

Recently I had the opportunity to take two of our daughters to the latest Pirates movie - in 3D. You know, the type of movie where you have to wear the polarized glasses which allow you to see the special 3D effects. It got me to thinking about how we live so much of our lives in 2D, leaving out the spiritual dimension. God made humans in his image as trinitarian creatures, body, soul and spirit. We are aware of our physical and psychological aspects most of the time but,  mysterious and wonderful as they are, there is something missing if we are not open to the spiritual.  Sin separated us from God; this is what it means to be spiritually dead. But, when we come to faith in Christ, the Son of God, His Spirit makes our spirits alive again and Jesus's Father becomes our Heavenly Father. It is as though the Spirit gives us new eyes (3D glasses) to see what we did not see before. God's wisdom is foolishness to a 2D world which thinks the followers  of Jesus are victims of an optical illusion, but we know that life in the Spirit is the true reality. 

God has existed from all eternity as Father, Son (the eternal Word) and Holy Spirit. 1 John 4:8 tells us that God is love. But love cannot exist without an object to love. God is complete in himself as a community of love between Father, Son and Spirit. He did not need to create anything but did so to reflect his glory. The Trinity is evident in Creation, redemption, in the incarnation, baptism and teaching of Christ and in his resurrection. 

  • When the Father created the heavens and the earth by his Word, the Spirit hovered over the face of the water. 
  • When the angel Gabriel was sent by God the Father to announce to Mary that she would be the mother of the Messiah, he said:  “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. So the Word became flesh and lived among us. 
  • When Christ was baptized the Father said "This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased" and the Spirit came upon him like a dove. His ministry was empowered by the Spirit but he did and said only what his Father instructed him to. 
  • Jesus taught constantly about his Father and the role of the Spirit, especially in his long discourse and prayer the night he was betrayed (John chapters 13-17).
  • Christ predicted that he would rise from the dead. Peter tells us that God raised him (Acts 2:24). Paul tells us that the same Spirit who raised Christ from the dead dwells in us. (Romans 8:11)
The Church likewise is triune in character - it has an Upward dimension in relation to God, and Inward dimension in our fellowship with each other and an Outward dimension in reaching out to the world with the Good News. The local church is also trinitarian in relation to God: we are the Body of Christ, the family of God our heavenly Father, and the dwelling place of the Spirit. 

This Trinity Sunday the question we should ask ourselves is this: are we living in these three dimensions, relating to God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit?

Now may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit rest with you and remain with you always. Amen. 

Fr David.