Largest Anglican Church Congregation in Canada Leaves Buildings, Puts Faith into Action

Sep 22: church office at 2325 Burrard St. New telephone number: 604.558.4400 Sep 25: first services at 5350 Baillie Street (37th Ave between Cambie+Oak)

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  • St. John’s Vancouver leaves 100-year historic location
  • Prefers to ‘keep the faith’ and give up prime real estate
  • Mixed emotions as congregation moves to new location

VANCOUVER, BC September 22, 2011St. John’s Vancouver Anglican Church, the largest Anglican congregation in Canada, will begin Sunday services at a new location after moving from its historic location on Granville Street and Nanton Avenue. The congregation, through a lengthy legal action, chose to leave their buildings rather than compromise their beliefs.

St. John’s Vancouver, which had been meeting at the Granville Street location for almost 100 years, will begin Sunday services on September 25 at Oakridge Adventist Church, at West 37th Avenue and Baillie Street in Vancouver.

Disagreement over basic Christian beliefs has separated Anglican congregations around the world into two camps, usually labeled orthodox and liberal, with those holding to historic, Bible-based values and beliefs in the vast majority. The St. John’s Vancouver Anglican congregation has aligned itself with the mainstream global Anglican Church, rather than continue as part of the local, more liberal Diocese of New Westminster. Read the rest of this entry »

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