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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 ...

October 19 Newsletter (pdf) HERE

October 26

Bible Sunday
[20th Sunday after Pentecost]

8am Holy Communion
10 am Eucharist

Nehemiah 8.1-4a[5-6] 8-12
Psalm 119.9-16
Colossians 3.12-17
Matthew 24.30-35

 

Last Sunday

October 19

Feast of St Luke
8am Holy Communion
10 am Eucharist
with The Rev Trudi Shaw,
Chaplain, Vancouver Hospital and
St Jude's Anglican Home

7pm Taize with Prayers for Healing

Acts 16:6-12a
Psalm 147:1-7
2 Tmothy 4:5-17
Luke 10:1-9

"This is the Body" - The Rev Trudi Shaw

Motet - "Purest and Highest" (Stanford)

 

October 12  "Be thankful, and show mercy"
Fr. Michael Forshaw

October 5 - "Be Weird ... Walk With God"
Fr M Fuller

September 28 - "The Thin Veil"
Fr M Fuller

September 21 - "Grace and mercy"
Fr Michael Forshaw

 

 

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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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