The Parish of St Paul is one of more than sixty Anglican communities that together comprise the Diocese of New Westminster located in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. The Diocese is, in turn, one of thirty dioceses comprising the Anglican Church of Canada.
Our community comprises some one hundred parishioners who worship together and endeavour to serve each other and the wider community where they live and work.
We are as diverse as the world around us: young and old, men and women, straight and gay, of varied social class and of different ethnic origins and languages.
Ministries at St. Paul’s
The sense of belonging and connection to St. Paul’s Anglican Church happens when you get to know the congregation and the staff at the church. This sense of belonging and connection deepens when you find your special spot to serve the Lord and make a difference in the lives of others.
There are various ministries in the church that exist to serve those who attend St. Paul’s as well outreach ministries which provide ways to serve the community (see Outreach section)
Church ministries serving the congregation include being part of the :
- Healing Ministry (see Healing Webpage);
- Home Communion Ministry (see Home Communion Webpage)
- Julian of Norwich Spiritual Companioning (see Julian of Norwich Spiritual Companioning Webpage); and any of the following:
Coffee & Fellowship
|Altar Guild mainly prepares the church for the Sunday's service. Altar Guild members glorifies the Lord by caring for the linens, vessels, furnishing, and vestments and by beautifying the church for regular and special holy day services. They regularly meet every Saturday morning.|
If you are interested to join, please contact Amy Grant or the church office.
|Coffee & Fellowship Team prepares and provides refreshments - coffee and tea that is enjoyed by the congregation after every Sunday service.|
We are always looking for people to join our team. No experience is necessary. All you need is a friendly attitude. Please contact James Mead or the church office.
|Greeters: greet people as they arrive at church and provide them with the service bulletins including Prayer and Announcements. They help as ushers to find seats and accommodate the needs of our guests.
We only ask for your commitment to serve a Sunday each month. Please see John Binns or contact the church office.
Music & Choir
MovieNight @ St. Paul's
|Book Club engages you through readings of the great works of classic and contemporary spirituality, reflection & discussion. |
Book Club members deepen their engagements with God, further their spiritual development, and enjoy great fellowship with fellow pilgrims.
Meets every 1st Sunday of the month after the 10 am service. If you are interested to join, please contact Guy Cribdon or the church office.
|Music and Choir Ministry glorifies God and edifies his people through worship and music during our regular and special church services. |
Under the guidance of our music director, the St. Paul's Choir members practice every Thursday evenings and before the service.
If you’re a gifted musician or vocalist and love the Lord, you can contact Michael Molnar, our Music Director or the church office.
|MovieNight @ St. Paul's provides free movie entertainment to parishioners and the community. Held every 1st Friday of the month in the King Room (adjacent to the Lower/ Church Hall), MovieNight presents a different film every month. On occasions, there are guest speakers and special events. FREE refreshments (pizza, popcorn and drinks) are also provided.
Door opens at 6:45pm, movie starts at 7:00 pm. Regular Movie Night hosts are Silmara Albi & Curtis Emde.
Servers & Crucifers
|Readers are servants of the Living Word of God by proclaiming the readings at liturgy.||The Servers are God's servant who helps the priest in the Eucharist and other special worship services. The Crucifer is the person appointed to carry the church's processional cross, a cross or crucifix with a long staff, during the processions at the beginning and end of the service||Lay Administrators are servants of God who assists the priest in serving the wine and/or bread to the congregation at the Eucharist during the worship services. They are trained and licensed by our Bishop Melissa Skelton.|