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St. Martin's Parish (North Vancouver, B.C.)

  • A-361
  • Corporate body
  • 1910-

On October 30th, 1910, the first service, that marked the beginnings of St. Martin's Anglican Church, was held in a rented hall situated on the corner of Lonsdale Ave. and Queens Road. On November the same year, the church became a mission within the parish of St. John's the Evangelist. The Reverend T.E. Rowe, curate at St. John's, was placed in charge of the mission. The mission was separated from St. John's in January 1911 and became a parish. The parish was dedicated in 1919 by Bishop de Pencier to St. Martin of Tours. This was in commemoration of the signing of the Armistice on St. Martin's day in 1918, and to perpetuate the memory of those who were killed in the Great War. Between 1920 and 1932, the church and the parish hall underwent various architectural modifications to meet the needs of the rapidly increasing congregation. The parish debts were faced with determination and in 1928 the mortgage was paid off. The rectory mortgage was cleared in 1931, and the Diocesan loan, obtained to assist in the purchase of additional lots, was repaid in December 1931. In 1932 the parish was free from all debt. In 1947, the need was felt to enlarge and beautify the existing church building. A new chancel and chapel were planned. On November 30th, 1947, the foundation stone was laid by Bishop Heathcote and the new Memorial Chancel and Chapel were dedicated by Bishop Gower in 1951. The year 1954 saw many improvements that added to the appearance of the interior of the church. A new rectory, with construction beginning in 1961, was completed the same year, but there were concerns for the structural foundations of the church. Fundraising was lead by the efforts of the Women's Auxiliary Branches and in 1965 a new Parish Hall was completed and dedicated. The improved facilities gave impetus to youth activities: Sunday School, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, and Guides. Parishioners were enabled to hold social activities such as Fall Fair, luncheons, plant sales, dances, and the like. Despite financial difficulties and fluctuations in the size of the congregation, St. Martin's operations were steadily supported by various parish organizations and by volunteer contributions such as: Women's Guild, Junior Auxiliary, Men's Club, and parishioners.

St. Simon's Parish (Deep Cove, North Vancouver, B.C.)

  • A-362
  • Corporate body
  • 1948-2010

Anglican parish work commenced in Deep Cove during the 1940's. Many years later [ca. 2000's] a parish priest and group of parisioners left the parish due to theological differences with the diocese. The new parish priest and parishioners petioned to have the parish name changed. The diocesan bishop agreed and the parish became St. Clare-in-the-Cove in 2007. That parish closed in 2010.

St. Columba's Parish (Pitt Meadows, Burnaby, B.C.)

  • A-363
  • Corporate body
  • 1909
  1. St. Columba's Parish began as Forest Lawn Mission. A church was dedicated to St. Columba in 1957 and the congregation was initially served from St. Andrew's, Burnaby. By 1957 it had been separated as a new parish. In 1964 it was joined with St. Alban's, Burnaby. St. Columba's closed in 1969.

  2. St. Columba's, Pitt Meadows (called Pitt Meadows Anglican Church until 1983) had begun by 1909 originally in connection with St. Catherine, Port Coquitlam. By 1962 the congregation was part of the parish of St. John the Divine, Maple Ridge. In 1991 St. Columba's became a separate parish.

St. Catherine's Parish (Port Coquitlam, B.C.)

  • A-364
  • Corporate body
  • 1905-

Regular services began in Port Coquitlam in 1905 in connection with the parish of St. John the Divine, Maple Ridge. A church was opened in 1909 and the parish of St. Catherine, Port Coquitlam was formed in 1911. Until the early 1960's the parish included the Pitt Meadows congregation and during the 1920's and 1940's the parish was also linked with Port Moody and Ioco.

St. John the Apostle Parish (Port Moody, B.C.)

  • A-365
  • Corporate body
  • 1898-

St. John the Apostle, Port Moody was opened in 1898. Services were begun at Ioco, as another point in the parish by 1921. All Saints', Ioco closed in 1971. Port Moody was also periodically linked with St. Catherine's Port Coquitlam during the 1920's and 1940's.

St. David and St. Paul Parish (Powell River, B.C.)

  • A-366
  • Corporate body
  • 1921-

The parish of St. Paul was organized in 1921; Powell River having previously been served by the Columbia Coast Mission. Other congregations were established at Westview in the early 1930's, later known as St. David's and at Cranberry Lake, called St. Hugh's (inactive by 1973). St. David's, Westview became a separate parish in 1949 and included missions at Grief Point and Lang Bay. In 1980 St. David's and St. Paul's became one parish again.

St. Alban's Parish (Brighouse, Richmond, B.C.) fonds

  • A-367
  • Corporate body
  • 1925-

St. Alban's, Richmond was established in Brighouse, Richmond in 1925 as an outstation of the parish of St. Anne's, Steveston. Earlier parochial work had been conducted in the area, an area including the whole of Lulu Island, from St. Anne's, Steveston. Churches included St. Jerome's, opened in 1902 and closed in 1915, and St. Alban's, Eburne, which opened before 1900 and burned down in 1912. Later, St. Thomas' Mission was also opened in East Richmond in 1926 as an extension of the parish. This mission closed during the 1940's. St. Alban's remained associated with St. Anne's, Steveston until it received its own incumbent in 1953.

St. Anne's Parish (Steveston, Richmond, B.C.)

  • A-367a
  • Corporate body
  • 1892-

The first service of St. Anne's Church, Lulu Island was held at 2nd Ave and Georgia Street in Steveston January 3, 1892. There was a great amount of difficulty acquiring a site for the small proposed church. By April of 1897 the parish had succeeded in building a shell of a very fine church, and it was dedicated that year as the last act before the Bishop left for England. The parish was named St. Anne's after the St. Anne's Society of Kemerton, which had aided with the work. The parish had to use "common vessels" for their Eucharists until altar vessels were gifted to the parish in 1900. By 1901 the building had been lined with wood so that services could be held in the church year-round. In 1912 the church was burned by fire. By 1925 the work at St. Augustine, Marpole and St. Anne's had reached the pint where division was thought necessary - as such, St. Augustine became a self-supporting parish. St. Anne's also birthed the parish churches of St. Jerome and St. Alban's Brighouse.

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