St. Stephen's Anglican Church
Diocese of New Westminster
St. Stephen's is a welcoming Christian Church providing spiritual and caring support to the community
You are warmly welcomed here!
St. Stephen's Anglican Church serves the West Vancouver community and is part of the Diocese of New Westminster of the Anglican Church of Canada, which in turn, is part of the Anglican Communion of 80 million members across the world. We are a global family of Anglicans, and the readings from Scripture we hear every week are the same right across the Anglican Communion, and other churches including the Roman Catholics. We are local, national and international. Worshippers here at St. Stephen's come from different cultures, backgrounds, ages and faith journeys. And all of us are equal parts of our inclusive, prayerful and welcoming Church.
From the Rector
St Augustine said that when you sing you pray twice. Well, here at St Stephen's Anglican Church we have some wonderful musical opportunities over the coming months - both participating and enjoying.
On Thursday 7 September our new Community Choir meets at 4:30pm. See details on this website.
And on Sunday 17 September at 4:00pm we invite you to Jazz Vespers with 'Original Blend' a seven piece jazz ensemble from North Vancouver, led by our own archdeacon, The Ven Dr Stephen Muir, on drums.
This is all part of our mission strategy to develop our musical life and develop our beautiful church building as a lively musical venue for the West Vancouver community. We look forward to welcoming you soon, and of course to our Sunday worship (services at 8am and 10am).
DEDICATION 50 SUNDAY
Half a century (and not out)... In cricket, half a century is a score that merits applause from the crowds. In the Hebrew Bible, every 50 years there was a jubilee when trumpets sounded and liberty would be proclaimed. Although 104 years old as a parish community, we have now been here in this building worshipping God for 50 years - so let's blow our St. Stephen's trumpet! Dedication 50 Sunday will be 22 October and we will have special joint service at 10:00am. Please can you send in to me (now) at the church office any photos from 1967 of the church being build, and any stories about the move over the road from the old St. Stephen's Church. What was it like to move from an old to a new building? Also, do you have a picture of yourself taken in 1967? I ask you to lend me one, and we will put together a collage to display for that day of celebration. I was only 11 years old in 1967!
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