St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is located in the West End of Vancouver, which is considered part the downtown area of the city.
For over a hundred years, St. Paul’s Anglican Church has been a symbol of the presence of God in the heart of the West End. In our Church, we worship God and serve the world for which Christ died and rose again.
We are building a Christian community welcoming, reflecting, and embracing the diversity of our unique neighbourhood. We proclaim the Gospel and share the Sacrament of our Lord’s Body and Blood. Our worship is inclusive, participatory and full of life. We are a dynamic parish committed to prayer and discernment of God’s presence as we grow and change.
We follow “the Way” (cf. Acts 9:2) and try to live into the promises made at Baptism by:
- continuing in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers;
- persevering in resisting evil and, whenever we fall into sin, repenting and returning to the Lord;
- proclaiming by word and example the good news of God in Christ;
- seeking and serving Christ in all persons, loving our neighbour as ourselves;
- striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being.
(cf. p. 159, BAS)
We welcome all – whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on the journey.
We were founded in 1889 and have been around the block a few times.
We are a proud member of both the Diocese of New Westminster and the Anglican Church of Canada.
We are an affirming, diverse, and welcoming community that gathers around font, pulpit, and altar throughout the Christian year.
We offer Christian fellowship and formation.
We are one of the eight parishes of the Diocese of New Westminster licensed to bless same-sex unions – and we have done so, experiencing the presence of God’s Spirit at these blessings. And we will continue to do so, because we cannot deny the movement of God’s Holy Spirit.