News & Events
- Christmas and Advent at St. Mary's
- Sunday, Nov. 27 - 1st Sunday of Advent
- 10:00 a.m. Eucharist Service celebrating Hope
- 5:00 p.m. Taizé Evening Prayer Service
- Sunday, Dec. 4 - 2nd Sunday of Advent
- 10:00 a.m. Eucharist Service celebrating Love
- Annual Christmas Bake Sale
- Sunday, Dec. 11 - 3rd Sunday of Advent
- 10:00 a.m. Eucharist Service celebrating Joy
- Children's Christmas Party
- Sunday, Dec. 18 - 4th Sunday of Advent
- 10:00 a.m. Eucharist Service celebrating Peace
- Saturday, Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve
- 7:00 p.m. Service of Lessons and Carols
- Select readings with accompanying hymns
- Sunday, Dec. 25 - Christmas Day
- 10:00 a.m. Eucharist Service celebrating the birth of our Lord
This year, in response to a request from Fr. Peter Smyth, Senior Chaplain of The Mission to Seafarers, we are collecting Christmas gifts for the seafarers who visit Vancouver ports during the Christmas season. Suggested items are socks, toques, toothbrushes, toothpaste, chocolate, soaps and other treats. A box will be put out at the back of the church to collect donations. The last day for donations is Sunday, December 4.
Taizé Evening Prayer
We invite you for an evening of prayer and contemplation with meditative music in the tradition of the Taizé Community of France at 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 27.
St. Andrew's Day
Wednesday, November 30 marks the Feast of St. Andrew's and members of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew's will be holding their annual celebration in honour of their patron saint. BSA members are asked to stay after church on November 27 for a brief meeting.
Christmas Bake Sale
The perfect time to stock up on home-made goodies and Christmas treats! St. Mary's Annual Christmas Bake Sale is back on Sunday, December 4 during coffee time immediately after the service. We are also looking for donations of home baking, jams, preserves, and so forth.
Children's Christmas Party
Celebrate the Christmas season with us after church on Sunday, December 11. Featuring fun-filled festivities! Frolic with family and friends! Feast on fabulous food! (Please bring some to share if you are able as this is a potluck event.)
Service of Lessons and Carols
St. Mary's observes Christmas Eve with a traditional service of Lessons and Carols at 7:00 p.m.. Accompanied by beautiful Christmas Carols, readings from Genesis through to the Gospels proclaim the glory of Christ's redemption.
We invite you to join us Christmas morning at 10:00 a.m. as we give thanks and praise for Jesus' birth. This is a quiet, peaceful service and a wonderful opportunity to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the season and reflect on the greatest gift of all.
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Join us on New Year's Eve at 10:30 p.m. for a special service and celebration where we look back with thanks and forward with hope. We will be counting down and literally ringing in the New Year with the church bells.