09 Sep 2010, Posted by Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver

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Our Motto: Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds - Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver

Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds

Our Motto:

Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open MindsOur motto says it all:   Christ Church Anglican Cathedral is an inclusive community of disciples of Jesus Christ serving God in downtown Vancouver through worship, ministry and outreach.  Since 1888 people have met on this site to worship God and witness to Christ’s love for the world.  The Cathedral is enriched and enlivened by the diversity of its community.  It is a place for worship, and for outreach to near and far.  It is a place where faith is nurtured and all age groups are welcomed.  The performing and visual arts find a home here.  This is a safe, welcoming and positive space for GLBT people, their friends and families.

Worship Here…

Sunday Worship

Weekday Worship


  • 8:00AM Holy Eucharist
  • 10:30AM Parish Eucharist
  • 9:30PM Gregorian Chant – Compline (Returns January 16)
  • MON-FRI: 12:10PM Holy Communion
  • THURS: 7:30AM Eucharist with Fellowship Breakfast
  • THURS: 12:10PM Eucharist with Healing Prayers
  • SAT: 9:10AM Holy Communion

The Worship Experience…

8:00AM Holy Eucharist: This is a spoken word service in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer.  This is a service that represents an older tradition, and is an expression of faith that has comforted and inspired Anglicans for generations.  It’s also for those who like their worship a little earlier, and without a lot of pageantry.

10:30AM Parish Eucharist: This is a large choral Eucharist Service usually with a full semi-professional choir and organ music.  There are often 500 or more people who come to this service, and there’s plenty of room for you!

9:30PM Gregorian Chant – The Service of Compline.  This is a beautiful service at the end of the evening on Sundays. Imagine a candlelight service in a darkened and comfy space, with incredible vocal harmonies floating over you.  It’s like stepping into another age.

Weekday Services: Our weekday services are intimate and friendly.  Communion is served, and the presiding clergy person often gives a brief homily.

Read here to learn more about worship…

Coming for the First Time…


The First Step: Come As You Are

This community welcomes you, no matter what you are wearing and no matter who you are.  We won’t try to change you.

Parking and Transportation

You will find free parking at the Cathedral! Click Here for driving and transit directions, and to download your parking pass.

Entering the Cathedral

You will meet friendly greeters when you enter (look for their silver badges).  They’ll give you the bulletin order of service, can show you a great place to sit, and will answer any questions you have.

Children and Youth

If you have children or youth, we have a supervised children’s and youth program.  The nursery for preschool children is staffed during the 10:30 service.  Children’s programs (ages 5-12) are held during the 10:30 service.  Our youth programs (teens) run on Sunday afternoons from September to May

Follow Along in the Bulletin

You’ll find everything you need in the bulletin (even the hymns, so you don’t have to flip through unfamiliar books!).  In the bulletin you’ll find a connection card.  Fill it out if you want to connect with the Cathedral.  You’ll also find an envelope, where you can place a donation.

The Anglican order of service includes several readings from the Old and New Testaments, followed by a sermon usually based on these readings, prayers of the people (praying for others and the world), a shared sign of peace between people around you (by shaking hands or embracing each other), a free-will offering of food and wine and monetary gifts in thanksgiving to God, the celebration of communion with bread and wine (grape juice and gluten free wafers are always available), and a farewell (dismissal).


We believe in the strength of community – and the quickest way to become part of this community is to meet people during coffee time, downstairs in the Parish Hall.  Come before or after the service!  Everything served is free!

Connection Card and A Free Gift!

If you liked your worship experience, don’t forget to hand in your connection card, so we can send you your welcome package and a free gift!

More Than Worship…

There are numerous programs and events at the Cathedral, for someone just like you!

  • Programs and seminars will help you to explore the Christian faith in a mature way.
  • Open to everyone!
  • Topics range from ethics, the meaning of life, the role of religion in society, progressive religion, and much more!
  • You will find new courses and seminars posted often, so visit this site often to see what will be of interest to you!

See our Events Calendar for upcoming offerings.
See our Featured Events List for special events of interest.

Growing in Community…

Worship with Us

The first step is to come as you are – with questions, with doubts, with expectation – and worship with us.  Coming to the Cathedral means you’re interested in growth, spirituality, and exploring a fascinating faith tradition.  As Christians we believe in the importance of community – so we worship together.  And being an Anglican means that you can question anything and everything.


At some point you might like be to be baptized.  Adult baptisms occur here all the time, and can be a very moving experience for you and for the congregation.  Read more about Baptism here.


Confirmation happens when you decide to commit to transforming your life within the Anglican faith. Confirmation classes are taught regularly at Christ Church, and the format of this Christian education and specific topics will be tailored to your needs.

Continual Education and Formation

The Cathedral excels at continuing Christian education and spiritual formation.  Keep an eye out for interesting seminars and workshops that may pique your interest and challenge you to grow.

Service and Compassionate Care

Christians are called to compassionate service throughout their lives.  This might be voluntary service within the Cathedral community, or service in the local community or in the global village.  As Christians we are called to serve the world wherever people experience brokenness and isolation.

Wheelchair Access and Hearing and Visual Assistance…

    A wheelchair ramp is located at the east door on Georgia. Drop off is possible in the lane between the Cathedral and the building next door. Please call 604-682-3848 or email office@cathedral.vancouver.bc.ca for assistance.

    An ASL interpreter for the deaf community communicates the 10:30 am service from in front of the pulpit.  Get hearing assistance by switching hearing aids to the “t” setting.

    Large print books and bulletins are available from greeters before the 10:30 am service.

    Sign-Up for Our E-Newsletters

    Sign up for our weekly email newsletter, sent directly to your email address. Keep up to date about upcoming events and worship services, and find links to the website where more information can be found.  Sign up below, or read a couple from our archive.

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    More Info…


    Office Hours and Contact Info

    Visiting Hours

    Our Vision and Our Story

    Parishioner Profiles

    Lay Leadership (About Cathedral Trustees and Parish Council)

    Staff (including contact information)

    Clergy (including contact information)

    Worship, Music and Events

    News, Sermons and Resources

    Care & Serve (The ministries of Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver)

    Transportation Options

    M-T 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Fri. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Sun. 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Phone: 604-682-3848
    Fax: 604-682-8377

    M-F 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Wait, I Have More Questions!

    Great!  Our clergy are available to help you explore questions about God, the Christian life, and what this community is about.  Or you can meet with friendly people from the congregation who are open to discussing their own point of view, and yours!