Who We Are

 
We acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka’wakw peoples, and thank them for their hospitality. 
 
We are a people committed to living our faith in God revealed to us in holy scripture; God, Jesus and Holy Spirit.
We are a people committed to proclaiming the gospel of Jesus in word and in action.  
We are a people committed to being the Church, the body of Christ, in the local communities where we live, while being a part of the world wide Anglican Church, and the church universal of alll Christians of the world.
We are a people committed to our relationships with local faith and secular partners, as well as national and international faith and secular partners. 
 
The Diocese of British Columbia is a Diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada, part of the world wide Anglican Communion, and one part of the whole body of Christ. 
 
Our worship is rooted in the Anglican tradition and we use the authorized texts of the Book of Common Prayer (1962) and the Book of Alternative Services, as well as other authorized texts from the Anglican Church of Canada, and other texts approved by the Bishop. 
 
Our beliefs are rooted in Scripture, the Anglican tradition, and reason. 
 
Established in 1892, the Diocese of British Columbia originally covered the entire Canadian province of British Columbia. Over time as the population of the province grew, new Dioceses were formed,.  The Diocese of British Columbia is now one of 5 Dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Province of BC & Yukon, and covers Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea (Strait of Georgia).