Kamloops South Rivers Region
The Kamloops South Rivers Region extends from the parishes of Barriere Clearwater in the north on Yellowhead Highway #5 to the Lytton parishes in the south on Highway #1, west to Lillooet on the Gold Rush Trail Highway # 99, and east to Monte Creek on Highway #1. We have nine parishes and one seasonal ministry within these boundaries at Sun Peaks.
This region has a diversity of industries: forestry, mining, pulp and paper, manufacturing, ranching, and tourism. Our largest city is Kamloops, billed as the Tournament Capital of Canada. Kamloops is also the home of Thompson Rivers University, one of the city's largest employers, offering various courses and degrees. NVIT (Nicola Valley Institute of Technology), located in Merritt, is BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute. Many of our parishes are set in small rural areas and minister in various ways. Two of our parishes, Lillooet and Barriere Clearwater, are shared ministries incorporating traditions from the United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada. The parish of St Alban's Ashcroft is entering a new time of shared ministry with the closure of the United church in town. In addition to our parish ministry, we are blessed to have a full-time Anglican Priest who is the Chaplain to the Kamloops Hospital.
The parishes in the region are:
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kamloops
St. George’s, Kamloops
St. Alban’s, Ashcroft
St. Michael’s, Merritt
Scw’exmx Parish, Nicola Valley
St. Peter’s, Monte Creek
North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry, Barriere & Clearwater
St. Andrew’s and St. Mary’s United & Anglican Shared Ministry, Lillooet
Seasonal winter ministry at Sun Peaks and summer ministry at St. Saviours, Barkerville
Cariboo Northern Region
Highway 97 is one of BC's main north-south transportation corridors, providing access to the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, some four hours north of Prince George.
The Cariboo Region runs north and south along Highway 97 from 100 Mile House to Prince George. It extends east along Highway 16 to Highway 5 and south to Valemount. To the west of Highway 97, the region extends to Alexis Creek.
The main economics in the region are forestry, mining, ranching, and manufacturing. In the City of Prince George, Northern Health is the largest employer. The University of Northern BC and College of New Caledonia share the landscape with the resources-based economy of the Cariboo. Tourism is also essential to the Cariboo, with historic sites, wilderness trails, parks, and camping available. East of Quesnel is the Historic Gold Rush town of Barkerville, with an active Ministry at St Saviour's Anglican Church.
The parishes of the Cariboo Deanery are:
St Timothy, 100 Mile House
St Peter, Williams Lake
St Luke, Alexis Creek
St John the Divine, Quesnel
St Saviours, Barkerville
St Mark, Woodpecker (summer services only)
St Michael and All Angels, Prince George
Grace Anglican Church, Prince George
Robson Valley Shared Ministry, (Anglican/ UCC shared ministry, includes Valemount and McBride)
There is also a volunteer Chaplaincy program at UNBC in Prince George in which the Anglican Church shares ministry.
Worship in the Cariboo Region is based on the Book of Alternative Services of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Book of Common Prayer. Robson Valley Shared Ministry use Anglican and UCC resources in their services alternatively.
The Regions meet twice a year as Regional Council to share in the life and ministry of each of the parishes. They also review and discuss the ongoing mission in the whole of the Territory giving excellent feedback and direction to the Bishop.