Pauline Webb (1927-2017) died in London April 27th of this year. “Pauline” as she was fondly known here in Vancouver as well as around the world, led a remarkable and many-faceted life as a religious broadcaster for the BBC World Service, as champion for the ordination of women, as crusader against racism throughout the world in her leadership in the World Council of Churches. As vice-moderator of the WCC Central Committee, she preached the memorable opening sermon of the Sixth Assembly of the WCC in Vancouver in July 1983. Later that decade she would be Visiting Lecturer for a semester at VST.
Pauline was also author of numerous books, including her personal memoirs, The World-Wide Webb (2006); and All Loves Excelling, a year of meditations on the hymns of Charles Wesley, initially begun by the late Elizabeth Hart, VST librarian. It was launched in the VST Chapel of the Epiphany in September 1997.
Many Vancouver residents came to know and love Pauline when she joined Lynne McNaughton and Gerald Hobbs in leadership of three spiritual heritage pilgrimages in England and Ireland, from 2002 – 2007.
Commemorating Dr. Pauline Webb In Song & Story
Join us for joyful commemoration of this extraordinary life!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th at 2pm,
EPIPHANY CHAPEL, VST
For further info: call 604.817.1943