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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 ...

August 31 Newsletter (pdf) HERE

 

August 31

12th Sunday after Pentecost

8am Holy Communion
10 am Eucharist

Exodus 3:1-15
  Psalm 105
  Romans 12:9-21
  Matthew 16:21-28

Leaflet HERE

 

 

Last Sunday

August 24

St Bartholomew
(11th Sunday after Pentecost)

with Bp Michael Ingham

8am Holy Communion
10 am Eucharist

Deuteronomy 18:15-18
Psalm 124
1 Corinthians 4:9-15
Luke 22:24-30

"Citizens of another kingdom"
Bp Michael Ingham

Motet "Beati Quorum Via" (Stanford)

Leaflet HERE

 

August 17 - "The Lord is with you"
Fr M Fuller

Motet "Magnificat"  (O Gibbons) 

 August 10 - "Living Belief" - Ross Bliss

August 3 - "Pickle Face" - M Forshaw

July 20 - "Hunger for changing lives" - M Fuller

 

 

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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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