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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 ...

November 23 Newsletter (pdf) HERE

 

November 23
Christ the King
(Reign of Christ)
8 am Holy Communion
  10 am Eucharist
with Bishop Melissa Skelton

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
  Psalm 100 Jubilate Deo
  Ephesians 1:15-23
  St Luke 23.33-43

"Christ, the Boss"
The Right Reverend Melissa Skelton

Motet: "The God Omnipotent Reigneth" (Charles Wood)

"Crown Imperial March" (William Walton)

Leaflet HERE

 

Last Sunday

November 16
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
8 am Holy Communion
  10 am Eucharist
7 pm Taizé

Zephaniah 1: 7, 12-end
Psalm 90
Thessalonians 5.1-11
St Matthew 25.14-30

"Weave new cloth ... " (Fr M Forshaw)

Motet - "Teach me, good Lord" (Attwood)

 

November 9  "The Kingdoms of this world ... " (Fr M Fuller)

 

November 2 "We Are These" (Fr M Fuller)

October 26 - "Is your Bible well hidden?" (Fr M Fuller)

Oct 19 - "This is the Body" - The Rev Trudi Shaw

 

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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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