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

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

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.

March 29, 2015

Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday, April 2nd
7:30 pm

Good Friday, April 3rd - Families are welcome
10:00 am

Easter Sunday, April 5th
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 6:30 pm


Our next baptism service is scheduled for Sunday, April 12th. Baptism prep classes for children ages 6-10 will take place at 3:00 pm on April 4th and April 11th at the church office. Click here for an application. For more information, contact James Wagner. The application deadline is April 2nd.

Missional Communities – Info days

A Missional community is a group of disciples who make disciples - people who reorient their lives together in order to make disciples of a particular people. This means schedules, resources and decisions are now collectively built around reaching people together. St John’s already has one Missional Community operating and would love to start more.

We have several opportunities to find out about Missional Communities in the next month. Ben Short will be leading a four week training series on how to lead a Missional Community on Saturday mornings beginning on April 18th. Anyone is welcome to attend any of the sessions but people are encouraged to attend all four. You can also come “taste and see” a Missional Community on Tuesday, April 14th. To sign up for any of these dates, please email or call the church office.

Parish Retreat

This October St. John’s will be having a Parish Retreat that everyone is welcome to attend. The retreat will be at Camp Charis near Hope, BC. Save the date, October 2-4. More information to come soon.

Save the Date

Women’s brunch is planned for Saturday April 18th, 10am-Noon. More information to come soon.

Men’s Tuesday Night Bible Study

The Tuesday night men’s groups are starting the Spring Term on April 14th at 7:30 pm.  We will follow the sermon series as we study the Gospel of John for 8 weeks, and then we will celebrate the end of the year with a BBQ.  Our desire is to see the men of St. John’s grow in love for God, friendship with one another, and service to the world (family, neighbourhood, work, etc.).  If you would like to be a part of this group, please click here or contact Rev. Jordan Senner at jordan(at)sjvan(dot)org.

Summer Team for Malawi

In spite of (or especially because of) the floods in Malawi, Bishop Brighton has said the work of the church must go on. It is our turn to send guests to Africa, to attend and help with the August conference for young people (to age 30). We are seeking relationship builders. For details, contact Peggy Smart 604.222.3771.

Thank you

The Malawi Committee thanks the congregation for disaster relief gifts totaling $6,445 that have been sent to Bishop Brighton in the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Shire. We are also grateful for the prayers for ministry to those affected by floods. Gifts can continue to be given until April 21st, designated “Malawi Aid”. The floods have been called one of the “deadliest natural disasters to ever hit the country” and 230,000 people are displaced. We will keep the congregation apprised of threats to food security resulting from the flood, which destroyed crops.

Evening Service Women’s Retreat

Come get away for a little rest, beauty, and great teaching at the Evening Service Women’s Retreat. Our very own Kristin Moore will  be teaching.  You can click here to register online. For more information please Amy Wilson-Roberts.

When:  April 10-12
Where: Camp Squeah, Hope, BC
Cost:    $165 per person
           $105 for just one night (Saturday noon to Sunday noon)
           $45 for a Saturday during the day only

Rates are based on shared accommodations. Single room and senior rates are available.

Decorating the Church for Easter

We will be decorating the church for Easter on April 3rd  Good Friday, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. We need a team of people to help us. Please email marion(at)sjvan(dot)org if you are able to help.

Esl course - spring session

The next ten-week ESL course will be starting Friday, April 10th at the church. Some previous ESL class experience would be very beneficial. For more information please contact Jan Hobbis.

Time:    Fridays 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Dates:   April 10th – June 12th
Cost:    $20 registration fee, plus the cost of a workbook
            (approx. $45)

Learners’ Exchange

Every Sunday in the Cafe Room at 9:00 am, Learners’ Exchange offers stimulating speakers and engaging discussions. The perfect opportunity to explore and grow in faith. All are welcome.

Upcoming Speakers

March 29 - Canon Dr. J.I. Packer
More Soundings in 1st Peter

April 5 - Canon Dr. J.I. Packer
No Learners' Exchange for Easter Sunday