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Our History

 

Worship first took place on the present site in the basement of the Bishop’s House in 1922 when the Bishop was Adam dePencier. Three years later a small church was erected and the parish officially began in 1925. The present church was built in 1949 as a memorial church “… that it be a joyful song unto the Lord; and that it stand as a memorial honouring all Vancouver’s sons and daughters who answer the call to serve their country.”

Using innovative building design ideas the church has stood proudly on Granville Street, one of the main arteries of the city, as a symbol of the centrality of God in the lives of the community. Central to the present ministry is the celebration of the Sacraments with a special emphasis on the relevance and continuing guidance of God through the presence of the Holy Spirit. The life of the parish community as well as the individual lives of the members are grounded and led by the Gospel and Scripture. This forms the basis of how St John’s interprets Jesus’ message of love in modern society.



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This week ...

February 14 Newsletter (pdf) HERE

Feb 14
1st Sunday in Lent

8 am Holy Communion
10 am Eucharist

Deuteronomy 26.1-11
Psalm 91
Romans 10.8b-13
Luke 4.1-13

Leaflet HERE

 

Last Sunday

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

"Miserere Mei" (Allegri)


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)


Jan 31
- "Do-able prayer"
    (Mother Elizabeth Ruder-Celiz)

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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Location:      

St John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church

 

1490 Nanton Ave
   Vancouver BC V6H 2E2

   

Phone:

(604)731-4966

Email:

church@sjs.net

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