ST. ANSELM'S - A BRIEF HISTORY
Some decades ago near the tip of Point Grey,
The Anglicans wanted their own place to pray.
They founded a parish, and scrounged acreage
And named it for Anselm, archbishop and sage.
They planned this church building, and all can agree:
The east wall of stones represents Trinity;
But newcomers puzzle, of reason bereft;
"Just why does the cross seem to favour the left?"
A new century dawns in a world full of strife,
St. Anselm’s keeps faith with the One who gives life.
In hope we seek guidance and help from above
And quest for new ways to make known Jesus’ love.
When we were confronted with “dignified closure”
We rolled up our sleeves and we firmly said “No Sir!”
A memory garden, renovation, renewal -
St. Anselm’s is polished and shines like a jewel.
Our Sunday School’s growing and so is the choir,
We’re glowing, we’re showing God’s Spirit and fire,
We’re serving our neighbours we meet on the street
And honour First Nations on whose land we meet.
these lands upon which we worship as the ancestral, cultural, traditional and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people from time immemorial.