West Vancouver Presbyterian Church
2893 Marine Drive
At WVPC you will find an interesting group. We are a diverse congregation ranging in ages from less than a year to a century and have a wide range of backgrounds from professionals in law, medicine, education, engineering and the clergy to a broad range of business backgrounds in fields such as technology, forestry, entertainment, sales, financial, communications and the arts just to name a few.
As a suburban church we draw on a large geographical area attracting people from North and West Vancouver, Vancouver, and as far away as Belcarra. We are small enough so that the congregation can get to know everyone but large enough to have the diversity that generates the mix of talent necessary for the church to operate.
We are married, single, widowed and live in a mix of apartments, condos, townhouses and single family homes.
The current congregation was founded in 1951 (see history) and moved to its present location in 1965 when a new church was built. The Sanctuary and lower hall were renovated and refurbished in 2006.
The church operates under the spiritual direction of Reverend Allen Aicken and the operational direction of the church Elders who form the Session. There is also a Board of Managers. These two groups are supported by a number of teams who are responsible for areas such as Worship, Music, Pastoral Care, Children and Youth, Adult Enrichment, Communications and Outreach. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer in any of the teams please contact us.
We enjoy each others company. In addition to our Sunday Worship Service, in the course of a year you will be invited to join us after church for a special birthday celebration, help out with the annual garden sale, or join us at the summer picnic. You may also be part of a Halloween party or an congregational dine-around or a
The Presbyterian Church in Canada
The Presbyterian Church in Canada is part of the Reformed family of Christian Churches, tracing its history through the time of the Reformation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Our current form as a denomination dates to a church union of 1875, and a continuance of those Presbyterians who remained separate from the 1925 union which formed the United Church of Canada from Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregationalist roots. The form of the Presbyterian Sunday services are somewhat similar to those of the Methodist and United churches.