Vicar: The Venerable Richard Leggett

I come to Holy Trinity Cathedral as Vicar from a diverse background in ministry. I have been a member of a diocesan staff, a curate in a large urban parish, the priest in charge of a small-town congregation, the coordinator of youth and adult education for a cathedral, a professor at Vancouver School of Theology, a member of the staff of the Anglican Church of Canada and the rector of a parish in Vancouver.

I am excited to be Vicar of Holy Trinity Cathedral. We are pioneering a course that will help other congregations face the challenges of Christian ministry and discipleship in the twenty-first century. God has given us an opportunity to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God in the centre of New Westminster. Whether our neighbours know it or not, they need us to be leaven in the loaf of this downtown community. And with God’s grace we shall do just that.

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Assistant Curate: The Reverend Monte Tugwete

Monte the Assistant Curate is a priest-in-training at Holy Trinity Cathedral and is originally from Zimbabwe. He is a graduate from Episcopal Divinity School and Chicago Theological Seminary where he is still working on his doctorate in Pastoral Psychology, Leadership and Human Development. Monte loves working with God’s people of all ages in ministry, and he brings to the table vast experience of having worked in Children, Youth & Family Ministry for a long time in Africa and in North America. Monte has a passion in teaching which fits well with his philosophy of helping every person actuate to their full potential in life. He feels at home when with humour, giving more grace to ourselves, we each find a niche to be partakers in the God’s mission of reconciling everyone to God through Christ.

Deacon: The Reverend Carole Neilson

Carole has been active in both parish and diocesan life for many years. A graduate in Education from UBC, she has used her training in public schools, university, and especially in Christian Education and other programs in the church. Working with people of all ages has enabled her to experience the wonders of ministry in our Lord’s name.

Carole has been a leader in several areas in the diocese: Chair of the Program Committee and Evangelism Unit. She served on the Christian Education and Administration and Finance committees. She was also Chair and President of the Board of Directors at Camp Artaban. Nationally, she served a term on the Anglican Journal Board of Advisors., and attended a Conference for women in Winnipeg.

Carole served as Pastoral Associate at St. Christopher’s for over twenty years. Her ministry included inter-generational programs such as Christian Education, organizing parish events and worship services, Baptism and Confirmation preparation, and organizing youth activities such as The Duke of Edinburgh Award program. At present she is one of the co-ordinators of the Breakfast Club at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and assisting with coaching long-distance and cross-country runners at St. Thomas More Collegiate in Burnaby.

Parish Council

Bishop's Warden: Carla Jones

People’s Warden: Sybil Collett

Assistant Warden: Kate Abel 


Fiona Barnard

Joyce Harwood

Greg Kennelly

Betty Macdonald

Don Neilson

Robert S. Rothwell

Shawn Shenfield

Susan Stensgaard

Starr Switzer


Parish Administrator: Paula Porter Leggett

Music Director: George Ryan

Maintenance & Groundskeeper: Neil Seedhouse

Envelope Secretary: Susan Stensgaard