Walking a labyrinth is a practice of spiritual attention that is accessible to everyone. It is a form of personal meditation and devotion, not a piety of obedience.  Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St.) is making a Labyrinth available to us Monday March 18th from 7.30pm to 9.30pm and Tues, Wed and Thurs March 19th, 20th and 21st from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The labyrinth endeavours to take us beyond our limited, conditioned personality and learning to a deeper place of awareness and revelation.  In that state, we can practice being in the presence of God.  What we learn in the labyrinth we then take back into our lives.  The labyrinth is a path of prayer, a walking meditation that can be a mirror of the soul. 

A labyrinth is not a maze.  A maze is designed for you to lose your way;   a labyrinth is designed for you to find your way.  

But there is a condition. We must be willing.  We must ask.  And we must listen to hear the answer. There are four Stages for walking the Labyrinth:
·      Ask,
·      Listen,
·      Receive, and
·      be Grateful.   

May your walk be filled with blessings.  

St. John's is pleased to announce the first ever visit of Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.  Fred was formerly bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and was elected as 13th Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in June 2007. He will visit us on 27th January for the 10am service and will stay for lunch. After lunch he will speak briefly about the ACoC and the Anglican Communion.

Sunday November 11th 7.30pm - Chor Leoni’s Intonations of Immortality explores through music and poetry the ephemeral vitality that lives on in collective memory and truly immortalizes individuals once they are gone.

Featuring the premiere of a work by Peter Togni, and beautiful works by Smith, Lauridsen, Lennox, Thompson, and more, this concert offers a musical progression through grief and sorrow onward to consolation and

Tickets for this performance: Adults $30 | Seniors $25 | Student (with valid ID) $15  1(800) 838-3006

Songs for a Midsummer's Eve July 21, 2012 · 7:30 pm

Andrew Mockler · Melissa Howell · Graham Howell

An enchanted evening of beautiful songs featuring contemporary singer/songwriter Andrew Mockler, vocalist Melissa Howell, and the styling sounds of Graham Howell on saxophone and flute. Original songs by Andrew, beloved jazz and bossa favourites, along with art songs from Melissa, promise an evening of cool sounds for a hot Midsummer's Eve***. The concert's poster may be found here.

Tickets in advance and at the door: $20 General Admission; $15 Students & Seniors

***Webmaster's note: there appear to be some difference of opinion as to the exact date of Midsummer. This concert is definitely set for July, not June.

The next in our continuing series of concerts at St. John's Shaughnessy features the Celtic Harp of Patricia Sereno. Saturday 2nd June 2012 at 8.00 pm in our sanctuary, tickets are $20 (concession $15).


Patricia says: "In composing, I seek to capture the essence of a moment, experience or feeling, to provide a vehicle for the listener to take a journey through their own internal landscapes. Each piece has a story to tell".

St. John's is pleased to announce the first in a series of monthly concerts on a Saturday evening.

"From Hollywood, with Love" features the violin and piano duo of Zina Schiff and Zsuzsanna Lukacs and is presented on May 5th at 8.00pm in our sanctuary.

Tickets are $20 ($15 concession - students and seniors).

Their repertoire will be the classical works of George Gershwin, Aaron Copeland and Erich Zeisl, each of whom wrote music for the movies.

Violinist Zina Schiff has been described by the New York Times as an instrumentalist of “luscious high voltage...vintage Heifetz.” The comparison to the legendary Heifetz is apt, as Zina is a Heifetz protegée. With her special blend of passion, poetry and communicative power, she is a world-class performer who has dazzled audiences throughout North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Israel, Australia, and New Zealand.


Pianist Zsuzsanna Lukacs has performed extensively both as a soloist and collaborative pianist in Europe, Canada and the US. Vancouver-based, Zsuzsanna has collaborated with the UBC Opera Ensemble, UBC Choral Union, Vancouver Opera, Opera Breve, Opera Appassionata, Opera ProCantanti and the Okanagan Vocal Arts Festival.


Zina and Zsuzsanna have performed together several times at Vancouver’s acclaimed Chutzpah Festival.



The Vestry meeting for the purpose of electing new officers for the parish for this year, to receive any reports, and to approve a budget will be held on Monday, February 27th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Trendell Lounge.

A notice has been sent out to all those that are believed to qualify as voting members of the Parish (as per Canon 14 of the Diocese of New Westminster). However if you know of others who believe they qualify that did not receive the notice, please ask them to contact the church office as soon as possible.

Posted February 12, 2012

+Michael will be visiting St. John's on Sunday February 12th 2012.
He will preside and preach at the 10am Holy Eucharist.

There will be a simple lunch following the service in the Trendell Lounge
to which everyone is invited to contribute. Finger foods - sandwiches,
sausage rolls, squares, etc, would be most welcome.

There will be no service at 8am that day.

Posted January 28, 2012

Advent Music
December 10.00 am services:
members of 
Enchor (dir. Dr. Diane Loomer C.M) will lead worship.

Thursday 15th December 8.00 pm: 
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
(dir. Rupert Lang) present
Christmas Lessons and Carols


Posted December 07, 2011

Upcoming SJS Events

February , 2016









This week ...

February 7 Newsletter (pdf) HERE

Feb 10
  Ash Wednesday
"Remember, you are dust,
and to dust you shall return."

   9:30 am Holy Eucharist (with Ashing)
Bishop Melissa Skelton

7 pm Holy Eucharist (with Ashing)
Miserere Mei

Feb 7
  Transfiguration Sunday
    Last Sunday Before Lent

8 am Holy Communion
10 am Eucharist

Exodus 34.29-35
  Psalm 99
2 Cor 3.12-4.2
  Luke 9/28-43

"Glimpsing Holy"
(Mother Elizabeth Ruder-Celiz)

"O Nata Lux" (T Tallis)

Leaflet HERE

Last Sunday


Jan 31
8 am Holy Communion
10 am Eucharist

Malachi 3.1-4
  Psalm 84
  Hebrews 2.14-18
Luke 2.22-40

"Do-able prayer"
  (Mother Elizabeth Ruder-Celiz)

Motet - "Hodie beati Virgo Maria" (Byrd)

Jan 24 - "You belong to God ... and to me"
(Mother Elizabeth Ruder-Celiz)

Jan 17 - "(Y)our passionate gifts" 
    Mother Elizabeth Ruder-Celiz

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