What is Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values.

Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage. What is Cultural Heritage

As part of human activity Cultural Heritage produces tangible representations of the value systems, beliefs, traditions and lifestyles. As an essential part of culture as a whole, Cultural Heritage, contains these visible and tangible traces form antiquity to the recent past.

Cultural Heritage is a wide concept. We prefer to concentrate on the similarities between the various heritage sectors, instead of on their differences.

Implementing Our Vision March 2016

Implementing Our VisionShare your thoughts onlineStaff, Diocesan Post

The future of the Diocese of British Columbia is promising, but the process of turning potential into a sustainable reality includes an online survey that will soon be open to all members of the Diocese, seeking input to help shape plans for achieving long-term financial stability.

But MaybeIt’s a marked contrast from some of the difficult times the Diocese faced in earlier years, but those times are in the past, according to Bishop Logan Mc- Menamie who says, “We have turned a major corner – we are no longer shutting down. The Anglican Church is very much alive and kicking here on these islands.”

The Vision Fulfillment document that was enthusiastically endorsed at Synod last September articulates 10 Directions that are a new way of thinking about, and acting upon the future. Now that it’s been adopted, the challenge becomes how to move forward with implementation.

Caleb Pike / Duncan Lidgate / William Thomson circa 1856

Following is a photo and a paragraph excerpt from The History of the Pike Family which is located at http://www.surreyhistory.ca/pikefamily.html

St Stephens Historic Church

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This is the historic St. Stephens Church in Saanichton.

The Lidgate and Thompson families were well known in the Saanichton area as they also played a part in the creation of the St. Stephen Church which is said to be the oldest church in B.C. and where most of Duncan Lidgate’s family is buried with the exception of his daughter Elizabeth.