Rector, Archdeacon of Burrard
Street Outreach Priest
Honorary Assistant Priest
St James’ has been an Anglo-Catholic parish since 1881
Anglo-Catholic parishes emphasise the catholicity of Anglicanism. ‘Anglo’ simply refers to the understanding that this is an English expression of Catholicism. Now, however, you will find Anglo-Catholic parishes throughout the world, the result of the missionary work of thousands of faithful Anglo-Catholic priests and laity. High Mass in an Anglican Church in Africa is more likely to be accompanied by drums than an organ.
The Church of England from its inception understood itself as part of the “one, holy, catholic and apostolic church”, but over time, the catholicity of the church had weakened, with a resulting lack of reverence and beauty in worship, indifferent preaching, and failure to evangelise and serve the poor. Evangelical Anglicans shared similar concerns, though their approach was quite different.
The Nineteenth Century saw the beginning of a sea change, starting with a series of sermons and tracts given at Oxford University. These attracted great interest, and led to what became known as the Oxford Movement. Priests and laity involved in this movement built new churches, schools, and hospitals, and together with evangelical Anglicans were primarily responsible for spreading the Anglican expression of Christianity around the world. Now, the vast majority of Anglicans live in the southern hemisphere.
St James’ is part of, and an expression of that Nineteenth-Century Catholic revival, which found its first visible expression on the shores of Burrard Inlet in 1881.
Discovering the beauty of holiness in our lives and neighbourhood, by living a Christ-centred sacramental life rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.
- To be a beacon for all as a neighbourhood and destination church where we invite and welcome friends, family, and strangers into our midst;
- To deepen our life of prayer and formation in Christ;
- To develop relationships and fellowship in open, honest, and spiritual ways among parishioners, with our neighbours, and those in need;
- To pursue and practice justice and mercy for the imparting of the Kingdom of God within and beyond the Parish;
- To maintain financial equilibrium, develop our reserves, and optimize the use of our assets to ensure the preservation of our sacred space and ministry from generation to generation, to the everlasting glory of God.
Clergy may be reached through the Office at 604.685.2532. For urgent matters you may contact Father Kevin Hunt on his mobile at 778.984.3208.
You may need to leave a message if we are engaged in a pastoral matter and we will promptly return urgent calls. We seek to be available to all in any circumstances and encourage you to contact us and request an opportunity for a pastoral appointment.
For pastoral care and support you may also contact our Pastoral Care Ministry Co-ordinator : Joyce Locht 604.614.9915
Trustee : Ross Hornby
Trustee : Michelle Heshka
Trustee : Pamela McDonald
Treasurer : Reece Wrightman
Envelope Secretary : Wayne Sample
Parish Privacy Officer & Vestry Clerk : Linda Adams
Archivist : Paul Stanwood
Chair : Louisa Farrell
St James’ Anglican Church
Diocese of New Westminster
Anglican Church of Canada
303 East Cordova Street, Vancouver BC V6A 1L4
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