Church address:
5350 Baillie Street
Vancouver, BC
(on 37th Ave between Cambie and Oak)

Church office address:
2325 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J2
604.558.4400

St John's Vancouver Anglican Church is a community of Christians dedicated to the exposition and teaching of the Word of God, to the spreading of the good news of the Gospel at home and abroad, and to the application of God's purpose in our own lives and families.

“Be still, and know that I am God.
  I will be exalted among the nations,
  I will be exalted in the earth!”
                                                Psalm 46:10  

Background and Introduction

When Anglican churches voted to seek temporary Episcopal oversight under ANiC (The Anglican Network in Canada) various dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada responded by seeking to seize properties and replace elected trustees. The purpose in joining ANiC was to remain in communion with the worldwide Anglican Church and receive leadership from an orthodox bishop. St. John’s and three other local ANiC churches asked the Supreme Court of B.C. to clarify who were the proper trustees of our congregations (the ones we elected or the ones appointed by the diocese) and for what purposes the buildings are held in trust. 

Using the links below you can follow the trial from the beginning through to our application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

Basic Background & Frequently asked questions read more here

May 2009 - BC Supreme Court trial read more here

Nov 2009 - Trial judgement  read more here

Dec 2009 - Discernment read more here

Sept 2010 - BC Court of Appeal read more here

Nov 2010 - Appeal Judgement read more here

Jan 2011 - Supreme Court of Canada leave to appeal read more here

June 2011 - Joint statement between St. John's Shaughnessy Trustees and the Diocese of New Westminster read it here