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New priest to be installed at Campbell River’s St. Peter Anglican Church

Rev. Stephanie Wood to be installed on June 16
Rev. Stephanie Wood will be installed as priest at Campbell River’s St. Peter Anglican Church. Photo supplied

St Peter Anglican Church in Campbell River will install a new priest in a formal religious ceremony on June 16.

The ceremony will be conducted under Diocese of B.C. Bishop Anna Greenwood-Lee, whose area covers the whole of Vancouver Island, headquartered out of Victoria.

The Rev. Stephanie Wood, who arrived some weeks ago from Victoria after being picked and approved by both Greenwood-Lee and a parish selection committee, will be installed at 1 p.m. June 16.

Formal invitations will be going to dignitaries and other community representatives to attend. Local First Nations representatives will also be invited. The church, located at the corner of Dogwood Street and Pinecrest Road, has been acknowledging their unceded First Nations territories at the start of services for some years now.

Wood says in a brief biographical outline that she began her working career as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1993 for the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

Answering what she calls “a strong call to ordained ministry,” she began attending Vancouver School of Theology in 2015 and graduated from there with her Master of Divinity in 2019.

In 2020 Bishop Logan appointed her to St John the Divine Church in Victoria where she worked first as an Assistant Curate and later as a temporary Priest-in-Charge, until she came to Campbell River.

The event is open to attendance as well as being accessible on Zoom. It will be fully recorded for posterity, for viewing on the church website.

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