Choral Evensong is a beautiful and inspiring Anglican tradition. It sets the prayers and canticles of Evening Prayer to music and turns our
attention to the joy and wonder of God’s presence in our lives. The music and inspiration of Choral Evensong is a mainstay at St. John’s
Shaughnessy as we offer it about once per month to the delight and encouragement of faithful parishioners. These services feature great organ preludes, postludes and the choir sing special anthems.
Blessing of the Pets
One of our Parish family is a dog, (not counted in our Parish attendance figures), who attends most Sundays. We welcome dogs, properly looked after. For the past four years we have had a well-attended Blessing of the Animals service which features mostly dogs and cats, but also Vancouver City police horses and the odd goldfish have made an appearance. We have been fortunate to have volunteers from Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue attend each year, with many friendly kittens to make the service a lot of fun.