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At St. Paul’s, we make it a point that your first visit is memorable and enjoyable. A Newcomer’s course takes place regularly; please stay tuned for details. You can also find information in the Course section of the Education webpage.
Where is St.Paul’s Anglican Church?
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is located at 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 2C7. It is in the heart of the West End. Walking distance from English Bay, and from Denman, Davie, Burrard, or Thurlow Streets.
For specific directions:
If you are coming from Burrard Bridge by car:
1.Turn right onto Pacific Street
2. Turn left onto Hornby Street
3. Turn left onto Davie Street
4. Turn right onto Broughton Street
5. Turn right onto Pendrell Street
6. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Jervis. Street. St Paul’s will be on the left side.
Is there Parking at St. Paul’s? There’s metered street parking along Davie Street and the parkade near the Independent Grocer on Davie Street (1255 Davue Street) which is just a short distance away from the church. Street parking on the side streets are available to anyone who has a West End resident parking sticker.
How do I get there by public transit? Bus #6 goes along Davie Street. Ask to be dropped off at Jervis Street. It’s the little red church along Jervis Street. Due to current construction, the bus does not stop on Jervis – Davie. Please go down at Bute and Davie Bus Stop.
Where is the entrance located?
St. Paul’s Anglican Church has 2 outside side entrances: one is located in the corner of Jervis and Pendrell Streets (fondly called the “North Narthex”), the other entrance faces Jervis Street.
Is St. Paul’s wheelchair accessible? Yes, St. Paul’s is wheelchair accessible. The church can be accessed by going in through the ramp entrance directly beside the church building. This is our wheelchair accessible entrance.
Where are the washrooms located?
The wheelchair accessible washroom is on the first floor. The male and female washrooms are in the lower level of the building.
What do I wear?
There is no compulsory dress code at St. Paul’s. Come in whatever is decently comfortable for you. Some people wear casual clothes while others prefer to dress up. Clergy, liturgical ministers, and choir members will be wearing robes so you wont miss them.
Are children welcome at worship?
We welcome you and your children. At the south east end of the church, there is a big carpeted square area for parents and kids. Kids are welcome to stay throughout the service and participate as they are able. An assortment of toys, stuffies, and colouring pages are available. As well, through the doors on the right there is an accessible washroom with change table. You are welcome to nurse, bring snacks, and use the facilities as you need.
What would I expect during my first visit?
You will be greeted by one of our friendly greeters and will be given a hymn book and service bulletin which contains the prayers, music, readings that are used in the service. In this way, you will not be lost, but instead be able to freely participate in the service. We hope that visitors and newcomers are blessed and enriched by participating in our worship and fellowship.
There are church brochures at the back of the church. Please feel free to take one if you have not been given one already by one of our welcoming parishioners. You can also fill in one of our Welcome Card and give it to the greeter in charge so we can include you in our mailing list.
All baptized Christians are invited to receive Communion in our church. Alternatively, any one may choose to receive a blessing. The bulletin describes how Communion and blessings are administered at each service.
Hospitality is a ministry at St Paul’s.
During the course of the service we all recognize our fellowship in Christ by exchanging the peace, moving freely about the church to do so.
Visitors are invited to sign The Book at the back of the church. St Paul’s is a community dedicated to the way of our Lord Jesus Christ. We offer hospitality at our services to all who wish to join us in that pilgrimage.
You are also invited for refreshments (coffee and tea) which are served downstairs in the lower hall also known as the church hall after the service. Please do come. This is good opportunity for fellowship, and finding out more about things going on at St. Paul’s.
If you would like to help in this ministry by acting as a greeter or a coffee host, please contact the Head Greeter, Coffee Coordinator, or Rector
From time to time, our rector The Rev. Jessica Schaap conducts workshops/courses including a newcomer’s course which will orient you to living a christian life at St. Paul’s. Please see our Events or Courses webpages for more info.
Where is the parish office & how do I get in touch the office?
Use the ramp entrance turn right towards the stairs and the church office is the first door on your left. You won’t miss it!
The parish office is open Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 3pm with a lunch break from 12pm to 1pm.
Parish office tel: 604.689.6832 ext 10
Rector’s tel: 604.689.6832 ext 14
What services are offered at St. Paul’s?
Regular Worship Services are held on the following days:
Wednesday:Eucharist at 7pm
Thursday: Eucharist at 11:30 am
1st Sunday (BAS) at 10am
Sunday: Eucharist (BAS informal) at 9:00 am and Eucharist (BAS choir and organ) at 11:00 am.
Services for Christmas, Holy Week and other special Holy Days are announced as the liturgical season approaches.
Baptism (see Baptism webpage)
As the Book of Alternative Services states, Baptism is the sign of new life in Christ. Baptism unites Christ with his people. That union is both individual and corporate. Christians are, it is true, baptized one by one, but to be a Christian is to be part of a new creation which rises from the dark waters of Christ’s death into the dawn of his risen life. Christians are not just baptized individuals; they are a new humanity.
The celebration of this rite of Holy Baptism requires careful preparation by both the community and the candidates. At St. Paul’s the baptismal service is held during Easter (especially at the Vigil), Pentecost, All Saints, and The Baptism of the Lord. Please contact the rector or the parish office if you would like yourself or your child to be christened.
Funerals (see Funeral & Columbarium webpage)
If you have a death in the family, we encourage you to consult our rector as soon as possible. Together with the rector, you should be able to make appropriate arrangements for the funeral/memorial service. The funeral/memorial service allows for the expression of the grief of the mourners within the context of the Easter hope.
Please contact the parish office or the rector for further information.
Other Services as requested
If you have any questions regarding any of our services or you have special requests, please contact our rector, The Rev. Jessica Schaap or Maria Hizon of the parish office.