Roy Anderson Illness

Pilgrims from the Ireland 2008 journey will remember Roy Anderson of Vancouver. Roy is dealing with cancer, and after a series of radiation treatments, had some time with Diane and family catching some sun and warmth in Mexico. Roy underwent long and extensive surgery in the week after Easter.  Word is that the operation was a success. He and Diane  will both appreciate your continuing prayers.

Remembering Jill Sladen

Jill Sladen, who was with us in Ireland together with husband Joe and his sister Kathleen, passed away last Sunday.  Her service was held  at St. Mary’s, Kerrisdale, in Vancouver at 2:00 pm on Thursday, Feb. 11.  We keep Joe, Kathleen and their families in our prayers.

Ottawa workshop

Pilgrimage as a Spiritual Practice

On Thursday February 11  Gerald Hobbs and  Lynne  McNaughton led an evening on Pilgrimage at All Saints Anglican Church, Westboro in Ottawa.  Former Vancouverites the Revs. Graham and Mavis Brownlee, now living in Shawville, Quebec, where Mavis is rector of the Anglican parish, helped organize the evening, and came with some parishioners for the event.

Lenten Retreat, Edmonton

Pilgrims through Life & Lent: Using ancient story to re-imagine our journey

The planned Lenten retreat at St. Paul’s United Church, in Edmonton, AB  on Friday, March 5th and Saturday March 6th, led by Lynne and Gerald, had to be postponed till next year, due to conflict with a major weekend event for Edmonton United Churches.   Watch this page for notice of next year’s event.

Gerald & Lynne: Up-Coming Events


This winter Lynne and Gerald led a Psalms workship at St. Clement’s Anglican church in North Vancouver in January. They had a display table at Epiphany Explorations in the same month, in Victoria, BC.  In early February, they were leaders of the Clergy Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Bay of Quinte Conference of the United Church of Canada (in east-central Ontario). On the same trip they spoke in Ottawa at All Saints Westboro.

Lynne and Gerald are available for a limited number of speaking engagements in 2010.  They do retreats and workshops on Scripture, and on the theme of pilgrimage and faith formation, as well as on music.  If you are interested in exploring this possibility, contact one of them: Lynne at, or Gerald at

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Celebrating Fred Kaan

The life and music ministry of Fred Kaan were recalled and celebrated at events throughout late November.  Fred began writing hymns in English (although his mother tongue was Dutch) in the mid-sixties for his congregation in Plymouth, England,  and over the next four decades, published at least five collections of hymns, and edited a number of others. He has been widely recognized as the key figure in the remarkable renewal of hymnody of the second half of the 20th century. Tributes to his leadership poured in at the time of his death on October 4th, 2009. Continue reading “Celebrating Fred Kaan”

Calvin @ 500

Don’t miss a speaking engagement by Lynne and Gerald in Vancouver on Sept 25-26, 2009.

Saturday at 9:45 a.m. Gerald speaks on “Calvin the Refugee”.
At 11:00 Lynne speaks on “Pilgrimage: Calvin and the Rehabilitation of a Reformation Renegade.”
The event is at VST Epiphany Chapel and St. Andrew’s Hall and starts at 3:00 p.m. Friday, includes a Calvin Cantata which Gerald is conducting, a barbecue, and some intriguing lectures all for $40. For further information, and click on “Calvin @ 500″.