What is Salal + Cedar?

Rooted in place, tradition and history, Salal + Cedar is a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster that strives to be accessible to all bodies.

We meet regularly for worship outdoors, education, and action. We are part of a growing movement across Turtle Island (North America) of communities of Christians re-connecting to the creation-values and land covenants at the core of our tradition; we practice contemplative ecology and spiritually-rooted action.


Our first Eucharist, August, 2015

Salal + Cedar is rooted in place, tradition and history:
Salal + Cedar is a community for people in and around Vancouver who:

Prayer and paddle direct action

Watershed Discipleship

Ecumenically, we identify with both the Watershed Discipleship and Wild Church Movements. Watershed Discipleship refers both to watersheds as natural geographic divisions, and to the fact that we are at a watershed moment in terms of climate crisis. Watershed Discipleship communities are asking, “What does it mean to be a follower of the Jesus Way here, among the land, water, creatures, and people of a particular place?” Wild Church communities worship outdoors and see the creatures, elements, and geography of the natural world as co-leader and participant.

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Rev. Laurel Dykstra at the 2013 Walk for Reconciliation

Rev. Laurel Dykstra

The coordinator is the Rev. Laurel Dykstra. Laurel was inducted as ordained leader of this shared ministry by Bishop Skelton, September 21, 2015.

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Fifth Mark of Mission

Rooted in the Anglican incarnational theology, we are part of a growing commitment to the Fifth Mark of Mission “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.” The video report below from the Diocese of New Westminster’s youth environmental engagement assessment highlights our Marks of Mission Champion project. A written report can be viewed here.

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