St. Christopher's Parish (West Vancouver, B.C.)

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St. Christopher's Parish (West Vancouver, B.C.)

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  • St. Christopher's, West Vancouver
  • St. Christopher, West Vancouver

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Anglican services were being held in the West Vancouver area from early times, but it was not until 1945 under the guidance of Bishop Heathcote that a new parish was to be created and named St. Christopher's at the suggestion of the beloved pianist Mrs. Snelgrove. Plans for a new hall were immediately begun and campaign for funds was launched in 1946. The hall was build tin 1947 and was dedicated May 31, 1949. The parish was incorporated in 1955 and the cornerstone for the church was laid in January of 1956. The church was dedicated in May of the same year. By 1960, extensive alterations and improvements to the building had been carried out and the parish was dedicated October 17, 1965.


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No fonds-level description for the parish existed in the legacy Inmagic database or the Guide to archives, so an authority record and fonds-level description were created 12/04/14 with the Identifier A-399a because of the parish's relationship to St. Francis-in-the-Wood.




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