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.

February 15, 2015

Responding to the Supreme Court Decision on Physician-Assisted Suicide

How might we as a Christian community respond to the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision to strike down the ban on physician-assisted suicide? Please read a letter from  Bishop Charlie Masters on how we can pray and act in response to this decision, which will be available at the back of the church.  The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (RCAV) will be offering two events engaging with this topic.

  • Euthanasia Seminar on the topic, ‘How to talk about euthanasia and palliative care’ featuring Dr. Will Johnston, Dr. Margaret Cottle, Alex Schadenberg and others. This event will take place on March 27 at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, and will include two sessions, 11:00 am-2:00 pm (includes lunch) and 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. The event is free, but requires registration.
  • The second event is a six week Lenten series on ‘Palliative Care and End of Life Issues’ beginning on February 19th. Please see the RCAV website for more information about these events, as well as registration details.

LIVEWORD Vancouver Women’s Conference           
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Wise Up! A Day in Wisdom - A Journey through Proverbs

Register now for this day! We invite women to attend a day of encouragement from the Scriptures, and great music, as our two speakers Polly Long and Mariam Kamell teach from Proverbs. Come journey with us as we discover God’s parental heart for His children!

It is being held at Broadway Church, from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Click here to register. Email Jan Hobbis for more information.

Ash Wednesday Service

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, the season of preparation for Easter through self reflection and repentance. Come hear Jeremy Graham preach and the choir sing at the Ash Wednesday service on Februrary 18th at 7:30 pm.

Annual General (Vestry) Meeting

This year’s annual general  meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:30 pm. We will be discussing our vision, plans and budget for 2015 and giving thanks for to God for the things that He has done in our church this past year.

Donations for Flood in Malawi

Heavy rain is still forecast for Malawi. The floods have gained disaster status and UN attention. Although international aid is starting up, our church is in a position to give directly to trusted Christian leaders to care immediately for some of the 370,000 people affected. To donate, write “Malawi aid” on the memo of your special offering to St. John’s or give online.

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.

Connection Lunches

The next lunch will be on Sunday, February 22, 1 – 3 pm

This is an opportunity for you to meet some new people and connect in a deeper way with some you may already have met. We will meet in groups in homes for lunch after church. Spending time together like this helps us to really connect and know more about one another, enabling us to become increasingly a loving, caring community within our congregation.

How Do You Participate?

You can sign up either to host a lunch or be a guest at someone’s home. Once you sign up, you will be assigned to a group of about 6 – 8 people and we will let you know where you are going.
You can register by clicking here or after the 9 am and 11 am services.

Seniors’ Meeting with Tea and Coffee

Join us for tea or coffee on Tuesday, February 17th at 1:00 pm in the chapel.

Carolyn Hindmarsh will be speaking on: ‘Getting the Joke: Sarah’s laughter and the God who keeps his promises’. She will explore how the story of Sarah’s laughter in Genesis 18 can encourage us to trust God more deeply.

Please RSVP by February 16th to the church office at 604.558.4400 or email Margaret Wilson.


Congratulations to two members of St. John’s who were appointed to the Order of Canada by the Governor General on December 26, 2014.

  • Joanne Douglas (Sullivan)  - For contributing to obstetrical anesthesia, making childbirth safer for women and newborns.
  • Olav Slaymaker - For advancing the field of geography, notably through his research on landform evolution.

Living Waters

Living Waters is offering “Journey” – an introduction to looking at the issues that affect our lives and relationships. Held on Wednesdays, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm, from February 25th – April 1st, at New Life Chinese Lutheran Church in Vancouver. Cost is $60. Please email or 604.301.1470 for an application form or more information.

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

February 15 - Kyle MacKenney
Heavenly Meditation with Richard Baxter

February  22 - Harvey Guest
George Herbert

March 1 - Dr. Olav Slaymaker
St. David