The Venerable Elizabeth Northcott is the incumbent here at the Parish of St. Mark in Qualicum Beach. We give our blessing and support to her journey here in our parish and cherish the time she has spent with us. Elizabeth was officially appointed (collated) as the Archdeacon for the Nimpkish Region of the Diocese in October 2021 and now has a seat reserved for her at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria.
Elizabeth’s education began in Fredericton New Brunswick with an undergraduate degree in Forestry Management (BScF) followed by a certificate in French from the Universite du Quebec a Trois Rivieres. These skills proved helpful in work as the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Forestry Association.
From here, Elizabeth continued her theological training at McGill University and Montreal Diocesan Theological College, graduating in 1991 (MDiv) and then becoming the second woman to be ordained in the Diocese of Fredericton that same year. Elizabeth has served as Chaplain and teacher at Rothesay Collegiate/Netherwood School, Parish Priest at the Parish of East Saint John, Associate Priest at St Mary’s in Kerrisdale Vancouver and at All Saints in Ladner, BC. Presently she is the Rector of St. Mark's Anglican Church in Qualicum Beach.
Elizabeth and her spouse Susan own a house in Qualicum Beach and enjoy life with two grandchildren who live moments down the road in French Creek.