St. James Anglican Church (Vancouver)
|St. James' Anglican Church
(third and present building)
St. James' Anglican Church in 2007
|Location||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Denomination||Anglican Church of Canada|
|Events||Great Vancouver Fire|
|Completed||Summer 1937/Third bldg.|
|Bells||Full peal of fixed bells|
|Province||Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and the Yukon|
|Bishop(s)||The Right Rev'd Melissa Skelton, Bishop of New Westminster|
|Rector||The Rev'd Canon Kevin Hunt|
The Rev'd Fr. Matthew Johnson, Street Outreach InitiativeThe Rev'd Mother Lucy Price
The Rev'd Deacon Joyce LochtThe Rev'd Sister Mary Christian Cross
|Organist(s)||Gerald Harder (Organist/Choirmaster)|
|Organ scholar||PJ Janson (Ass't Organist)|
|Chapter clerk||Linda Adams|
|Churchwarden(s)||Brian Rocksborough-Smith, Pat McSherry and Doug Ibbott|
St. James' Anglican Church (Parish of Saint James, Vancouver) is a unique church building in the Diocese of New Westminster of the Anglican Church of Canada located at the north-east corner of East Cordova Street and Gore Avenue in the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The original building was completed in the spring of 1881 on Alexander Street in the Town of Granville, Burrard Inlet to the north west of the present site and was sponsored by Captain James Raymur, the manager of Hastings Mill. Granville was renamed Vancouver and the town was incorporated as a city on April 6, 1886. This building burned down in the Great Vancouver Fire of June 6, 1886. The heat of the fire melted the church bell into a puddle that was eventually put on display at the Museum of Vancouver.
The present (and third) church building was designed by Adrian Gilbert Scott  who later designed the Church of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Poplar, London, England which has architectural similarities. The building is the second to be built at this location on land donated by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Its design is a combination of Art Deco, Romanesque Revival, Byzantine Revival, and Gothic Revival architecture. The walls are made of reinforced concrete, while the roof is made of slate. The building was constructed between 1935 and 1937 and consecrated in 1938.
St. James was the first Anglican parish in Vancouver, formerly Granville, until the establishment of Christ Church (local church), a daughter church, that in 1929 became Christ Church Cathedral - the Diocese's second cathedral.
The worship tradition is Anglo-Catholic. Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer are said daily. Said (Low) Mass is celebrated daily except Saturdays. A Solemn (High) or Sung Mass is sung every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
The Rector of the Parish of St James, Vancouver is the Reverend Canon (Father) Kevin Hunt. Brian Rocksborough-Smith is the Rector's Warden. The other Wardens are Pat McSherry and Doug Ibbott. The other members of the Parish's Board of Trustees include the Treasurer, Christopher Orr, and the Lay Delegates to Synod: P. J. Janson, Kelvin Bee and Justin Berger. The Parish Council usually meets quarterly and is chaired by Annie Grant and its secretary is Reece Wrightman. The Parish Vestry meets annually or more often as needed. The Vestry Clerk is Linda Adams.
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