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.

See our events pages for dates and times of our Community Choir and Jazz Vespers.

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).

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At St. Stephen's Anglican Church West Vancouver, we are engaged in a lifelong task which is to build a community, made up of a wonderful mixture of people from different backgrounds whose most abiding quality is 'grace'.  We believe that the God we have begun to know and worship is full of self-giving grace and it is our hope that in all that we do and are together, grace will be our hallmark.

Working out what 'grace' means takes time and so in response to the invitation to become such a community we choose, freely, to commit ourselves to a few guiding qualities.  These are:

  • A commitment to a prayerful lifestyle
  • A commitment to growing throughout our lives
  • A commitment to generosity in action and in spirit
  • A commitment to hospitality and openness
  • A commitment to living compassionately
  • A commitment to celebration and gratitude

We believe that in Jesus Christ we see these qualities fully displayed and so it is our hope and prayer that we, as a community of ordinary people, might reflect some of this grace.

We are a growing church - both in depth and numbers.  We are also a frail church - we have illness and age as challenges.  Our aim is to be an open, dynamic Christian community in which people from many different backgrounds can worship God, can grow in our understanding and experience of God so that together, we can make a difference in our world.

Whatever your reason for being here, we hope that you will find a warm welcome and an exciting place to discover more about being a friend and follower of Christ, a place that is indeed a community of grace

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HOLY WEEK SERVICES
Palm Sunday
April 14 
Parish Eucharist at 9:45am with Palm Procession and Dramatic Gospel Reading
(no 8am service today)
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Tuesday in Holy Week
April 16
9:00am Prayers at St Christopher Anglican Church, Inglewood Ave
12:10pm  Chrism Mass and Renewal of Ordination Vows at Christ Church Cathedral, with Archbishop Melissa
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Wednesday in Holy Week
April 17
9:00am Prayers at St Stephen
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Maundy Thursday
April 18
6:15pm Simple Supper
7:00pm Commemoration of The Last Supper, The Watch
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Good Friday
April 19
8:00am Ecumenical Cross Walk (starting at Ambleside Park and walking to Dundarave Pier)
12:00noon  An Hour at The Cross - hymns and reflection
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Easter Eve
April 20
8:00pm  Easter Vigil at St Christopher, Inglewood Avenue (shared service)
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Easter Day
April 21
6:00am  Sunrise Ecumenical Service at Caulfeild Rocks, followed by breakfast at St Francis
8:00am  BCP Easter Communion
10:00am  Easter Choral Eucharist
3:00pm   Easter Service at Hollyburn House