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Rector's Welcome

Many newcomers first experience the Parish through this website. Here you can glimpse the range and depth of ministries which we offer to the glory of God and in the service of Christ. Indeed, there are many and varied opportunities for service and sacrifice through St. James'. Situated in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, we are both a neighborhood and a destination Church. We seek to worship God in the beauty of holiness. We seek to serve by living a sacramental life rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition.

St. James' is not for the faint-hearted. It takes courage and conviction to worship in this neighbourhood. Likewise, it takes courage to live here. From the outside there are many perceptions of the area in which the Church is located. However, those who persevere in worship and service at St. James' discover that as we seek to be faithful to the needs of the Downtown Eastside so also we are enriched and transformed by the neighbourhood, whoever we are, wherever we live.

If you are seeking to worship and serve Christ wholeheartedly; if you want to belong to a community of faith and be challenged to grow in your journey of faith; if you are seeking sanctuary and refreshment in God – discover St. James’. Mass times and other events can be found on our worship page.

We hope that through this website you will be moved to discover St. James’ for yourself and in so doing experience and serve God in Christ with us.

Fr. Mark Greenaway-Robbins