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#41 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 07:19 AM

december 3 2019 - victoria news



At the end of November, the congregations of Cadboro Bay and St. Aidan’s United Churches held simultaneous votes on amalgamation with results in favour of the proposal by 87 per cent and 79 per cent, respectively.


The new congregation has yet to be named but will occupy the soon-to-be revitalized site of St. Aidan’s United Church near the corner of Cedar Hill Cross and Richmond roads.



Beginning in the late summer or early fall of 2020, both congregations will temporarily relocate to Cadboro Bay’s Arbutus Road site while renovation takes place at the permanent location. The new church will be the largest United Church on Vancouver Island.







january 5 2020 - tc


The formal day for the union has been set for May 31.




Congregations in both parishes voted in November to join by 87 per cent at St. Aidan’s and 80 per cent at Cadboro Bay.


No name has been chosen for the new church and no decision has been made on a site — either Cadboro Bay at 2625 Arbutus Rd. or St. Aidan’s at 3703 St. Aidan’s St.  Whatever is eventually decided will require votes by the two parishes.









seems to be contrary stories.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 January 2020 - 07:20 AM.

#42 grantpalin

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:37 PM

My mom attends St. Aidan's. What I recall her saying is that they will keep both properties for the time being, since they make good money from renting out the meeting spaces and hosting the annual bazaar at St. Aidan's. They are considering largely consolidating at the Cadboro Bay location but are also considering redeveloping that location. Apparently the St. Aidan's location is high-value, and selling it down the line is a possibility, which is one reason why they deliberately did not seek a cemetery designation which is very difficult to remove.


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