Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

We are a ministry of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia, a regional expression of the Anglican Church of Canada, and part of the worldwide Anglican CommunionThe Diocese of British Columbia, a diocese of islands and inlets, includes Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea (Straight of Georgia), and Kingcome Inlet.

Ancient & Modern

As a Creedal church, we proclaim and celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ in worship and action. We value our heritage of biblical faith, reason, and tradition. We acknowledge that God is calling us to greater diversity of membership, wider participation in ministry and leadership, better stewardship in God’s creation, and a stronger resolve in challenging attitudes and structures that cause injustice. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to respond to this call in love and service and so more fully live the life of Christ.

Diversity & Unity

With historic roots in the British Isles, our contemporary expression of faith has been uniquely shaped by a long history in a Canadian context. We are progressive church, open to the leading of the Spirit in this time and place. We are committed to healing and reconciliation with the First Peoples of Canada. We seek the full inclusion of all people, and are committed to serving the poor, and working for economic equality for all people on these islands and inlets. We acknowledge that as a Christian community we meet on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish, Nuu-'chah'nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw and we thank them for their hospitality. 

Faith & Action

Over 4000 members strong, the Anglican church on these islands and inlets is actively engaged in service to our communities in the areas of healthcare, food justice, affordable housing, seniors' support service, prison ministry, military chaplaincy, environmental stewardship and activism, LGBTQ2 services, childcare, art and music, education, refugee sponsorship and newcomer support, poverty reduction, and reconciliation. You can learn more about the collective ways we are a part of what God is up to in the world by visiting the Faith in Action section of our diocesan website.