Edhird's Blog

Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit


My current focus is on writing books and speaking on marriage and renewal.

From 1987 to 2018. I served for 31 years as the Rector of St. Simon’s Church North Vancouver, B.C.  . Ordained in 1980, I have also served at St. Philip’s Vancouver and St. Matthew’s Abbotsford

My wife Janice and I have three adult sons James, Mark, and Andrew.  I served as Chaplain and President for Alpha Canada.

 As the National Chair for Anglican Renewal Ministries of Canada, I was one of three co-signers of the Montreal Declaration of Anglican Essentials.

For the past 30 years, I have been privileged to write over 500 articles as a columnist on spiritual issues for local North Vancouver newspapers. With my wife Janice, I currently write a ‘spiritual biography’ colum for the Light Magazine, covering BC and Alberta.

In the last number of years, I have had the opportunity to lead conferences and retreats in Honduras,  Rwanda, Uganda, Washington State, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Newfoundland, and Toronto.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Just interested in joing your site.
    Pax et Bonum
    aka Fr. Stephen James OSF


  2. Ed, I’ve been following you for some time now on facebook. Very impressed. I wish I knew what you know about getting folks to read what you write. You’re definitely a pro, and I’m an amateur. Wish you’d check my site sometime and perhaps make some suggestions. The blog is Scripturestudent.wordpress.com. My web site is http://www.Godscomebackkids.com, the same as the title for my first book, I told you about my friend, Robert Sutherland. He was a crown attorney in Canada and from an attorney’s point of view wrote a commentary on the book of Job: PUTTING GOD ON TRIAL. I believe you and he might have a great deal in common and hope you’ll connect with each other. God bless you in your work. Happy New Year! ~donkimrey


  3. Dear Reverend Hird,

    Recently, along with a collaborator(lyricist), I completed a new musical work entitled ‘Job’s Unbridled Faith’. This 70 minute work is a re-telling of the Book of Job using choir, orchestra and narration. Its premier performance will be in Richmond, Va, at St. Giles church on May 18, 2012.

    While preparing the program for the performance, I was searching for a Job image when I came across your ‘Curse God and Die’ article that was published 8/23/2009. I found your article to be so ‘right on’ that I would like to include at least parts of it in our program notes for the performance.

    Please let me know if you will grant us permission to do so.

    In God’s service,

    Ed Keating and Robert Wendell (posthumous)


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  5. Can you tell me about how you have found a spirituality through voice issues. Can you tell me about our Spasmodic Dysphonia, your treatments and how you have prevailed? Grace and peace,


  6. Can you give me info on your strength through spasmodic dysphonia?


  7. Hi, Ed!
    Good to see you at the Prayer Breakfast this morning! I have a photo I want to send you. What is your email? Please send to me as I have a photo I want to send you.


  8. I’d read an article about yoga by you affirming my inclination to avoid it.


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