|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Transit Bus #2, 22|
|Cross Street |||West Georgia Street|
|Visiting hours: Monday-Friday 10AM- 4PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 05, 2009
The Christ Church gave its first sermon on December 23, 1888, without yet having a permanent location. By October of 1889, they had completed the basement at the present location and on October 6, the chuch's opening service was held for 52 parishioners. Although the building went through some major renovations in the late 1800s, it now stands as a wonderful combination of old world design and new world materials. Designed and built in Gothic Revival-style, with ceiling beams of Douglas fir, arches and stained glass windows, it is now deemed a heritage building. The Celtic cross, which is found on both the Cathedral's exterior and interior, represents the roots of the Anglican Communion in the British Isles. The spindle whorl and the three salmon, in the style of the Coast Salish Nation, represent the First People of Canada and the original inhabitants of the West Coast.
And You’re Invited
Worship is the heart of this ministry and takes place on Sunday mornings, as well as Saturday mornings, and afternoons and evenings throughout the week. They also perform the Service of Compline, the Vespers Service, weddings, same sex blessings, baptisms and funerals. You can even make an appointment for a tour of the cathedral and its stained glass windows. An ASL interpreter for the deaf community communicates the 10:30 a.m. service from in front of the pulpit. Before this service, large print books and bulletins are available from the greeters. During the 10:30 a.m. service, the nursery for preschool children is staffed and children's programs (ages 5-12) are held. Youth programs run on Sunday afternoons, from September to May.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Parking: Lot available; free on Sundays with a Cathedral Pass.