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Reminder: contributions due at Synod Office this Friday 16 October

As is customary in the Anglican church when celebrating the retirement of a bishop, the diocese is collecting “a purse” to express our gratitude to Bishop Logan for his years of dedicated ministry.

Due to restrictions by the Canada Revenue Agency, all contributions must be made DIRECTLY to Bishop Logan and cannot be received or transferred through the diocese or your parish.

All contributions must be received before October 16, 2020. An envelope containing the contributions, with the total amount written on the front, will be presented to Bishop Logan at the live-streamed event to be held on October 23, 2020 at 7:30pm.

To contribute by personal cheque, please fill in the “Pay to:” as follows:
Logan McMenamie
Then, mail the cheque to the synod office at:
Anglican Diocese of British Columbia
900 Vancouver Street
Victoria, BC V8V 3V7

*IMPORTANT*: Cheques MUST be written to “Logan McMenamie”. If the synod office receives a cheque written out to the diocese, it will be returned to the sender. If you wish to contribute a cheque anonymously, we suggest sending a bank draft.

For those who cannot or do not wish to write a cheque, we ask that the parishes organize a cash collection internally. Two people should be assigned to count the cash received (same controls as regular Sunday procedures) and then have a bank draft written to “Logan McMenamie” for the total amount collected (please note: the parish cannot issue the cheque as it conflicts with CRA requirements). We suggest that you set a deadline with enough time for the collection of the funds, visit the bank for a draft and at least 4-5 days for mailing. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL CASH!

Contributing to the Bishop’s Purse is considered a personal gift to Bishop Logan. You will NOT be issued a charitable receipt for contributions of any amount. Due to the nature of this gift, the diocese cannot receive contributions by any method other than the two described above; we cannot accept Paypal, credit card, debit card, or e-transfer, etc.

Questions or concerns? Contact Gail Gauthier at finance @